01-07-2012, 03:39 AM
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rx7 oil cooler question
Ok I'm posting this in the diy turbo forum because I didnt consider it race only and most likely people who run them have diy turbo setups. If you wanna move it feel free.
Alright men, I like the idea of the rx7 oil cooler since it's big, doesn't seem to need a ton of airflow to really work for our cars and has a built in thermostat.
Question: I can't find too much info on oil pressure drops with it, if you're running one please post up with
- oil cooler type (fb,fc,fd)
- previous and current oil pressure (using the stock gauge)
- oil line size, oil filter size (I read good things about wix), oil wt
- if possible oil temp after install on street+track/where temp gauge is mounted.
I've heard that the rx7 thermostat is 140*, which imo sounds a little low for a piston street car. I know people run 2 thermostats, but what is a good temp to try? 180? 200? Does the 140 just workout to like 190-200 o.t. on street with lack of airflow?
I know I asked for pretty fawkin specific info so if you dont have it all no worries. Any info, suggestions, etc is much appreciated
*edit* one more thing:
Is anyone using the fb gsle oil cooler? According to rx7club.com it's supposed to be about 1-2 inches shorter then the fc... But is there any drawbacks?
Last edited by Jpopsbronco; 01-07-2012 at 03:56 AM.