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Oil Cooler Setup With Thermostat


SargeRX8
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Observe the below, detailed and to scale diagram of my intended oil cooler setup. I currently have an oil cooler setup so I don't want to hear anyone saying sell it and buy one with the thermostat.

Anyway this is my idea as below.

1 sandwich plate with built in thermostat for the oil cooler(Mocal branded)

1 sandwich plate for oil relocator

all the hosing and the bla bla parts.

Is this a good idea using a sandwich plate on a sandwich plate?

Ive also attached a second picture which shows the use of an inline oil thermostat which opens at 82C.

The first option is messy but saves about $100. This setup will cost me about $80

The second option is nice, neat and cost about $190.

I payed $200 for the oil cooler plus relocator kit so keeping it as cheap as possible would be great. Its a just jap oil cooler 10an fittings.

Input would be greatly appreciated.

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I have seen Greddy thermostat sandwich plates going for $170 on ebay, I bought the mocal one first and it was just a spring blocking a hole with nowhere to put my senders, the Greddy was a proper plunger style thermostat.

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Do you still have the mocal? Id consider the greddy thermostat but for the same price I can get the inline setup. If I get the greddy one I'd have to run a sandwich plate on a sandwich plate to use my oil relocator and I need to know if this is a bad thing to do...

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Yep, I modded mine trying to mount the Greddy sensors, they leaked through the thread even with sealant. I have a mates one here he may want to get rid of though. PM me for pics if you like.

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Observe the below, detailed and to scale diagram of my intended oil cooler setup. I currently have an oil cooler setup so I don't want to hear anyone saying sell it and buy one with the thermostat.

Anyway this is my idea as below.

1 sandwich plate with built in thermostat for the oil cooler(Mocal branded)

1 sandwich plate for oil relocator

all the hosing and the bla bla parts.

Is this a good idea using a sandwich plate on a sandwich plate?

Ive also attached a second picture which shows the use of an inline oil thermostat which opens at 82C.

The first option is messy but saves about $100. This setup will cost me about $80

The second option is nice, neat and cost about $190.

I payed $200 for the oil cooler plus relocator kit so keeping it as cheap as possible would be great. Its a just jap oil cooler 10an fittings.

Input would be greatly appreciated.

the second pic is the way to go so the oil goes through the filter no matter what, I have the Mocal themostat ( not installed yet ) it should work fine, while cold and thick the oil takes the path of least resistence and returns straight from the filter ( in diagram 2 ) when the oil gets to a certain temp that path is slightly blocked and the oil goes through the cooler then back to the motor..

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the second pic is the way to go so the oil goes through the filter no matter what, I have the Mocal themostat ( not installed yet ) it should work fine, while cold and thick the oil takes the path of least resistence and returns straight from the filter ( in diagram 2 ) when the oil gets to a certain temp that path is slightly blocked and the oil goes through the cooler then back to the motor..

Are you going to with the same in line setup? A sandwich plate on a sandwich plate will still let the oil filter filter the oil but it requires double the length of hose. scotty is going to show me pix of a thermostat he might have. Options are still open so.

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