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Old 07-02-2016, 11:31 PM   #261
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Just a quick pic of the guts of my trans!
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:53 PM   #262
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I was just thinking...

will the oil cooler prevent my engine from reaching proper oil temperature in cold weather? Like the supermiata radiator does for my water temp? I need to carry a piece of cardboard constantly, and block off the radiator if the ambient temp is under 45 degrees.

Should I place the oil cooler somewhere that I can access easily to block it off? I don't really see any colder than 20*F.

I got the 16 row setrab. TDR intercooler and A/C condenser are both in front of the radiator. (I also have coolant reroute)

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Old 07-03-2016, 01:03 PM   #263
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RTFM.

The sandwich plate has a thermostat built in. Maybe if it's super cold you willneed to block it off. But probably not. You have an oil temp gauge right?
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Leave your OEM oil/coolant mixer in place. That will warm the oil up in cold weather. The Setrab plate we ship has a 205*F thermostat, higher than the standard unit that other companies ship with their kits.

It is a DIY kit, so you will need to devise and fabricate your own mounting solution.
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:42 PM   #265
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No, I don't have an oil temp gauge.

Is the thermostat the silver insert into the sandwich plate?

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The mixer also acts as a spacer to push the fittings away from the block and give more room.
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:43 PM   #267
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Oh, ok, thanks.
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No, I don't have an oil temp gauge.

Is the thermostat the silver insert into the sandwich plate?

You should have one for the track.

And yes.
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:34 PM   #269
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Just bought hot laps for both days! I will be at Miata's at MRLS or BUST!!

Car #69 has been reserved. lol.
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How? Thought it was all sold out.
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^no idea, they took my money.

D group was still open
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lol nice
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lol nice
Now we need vlad to sign up too.
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Not gonna happen bruh. I'll gladly ride with any of you if that's cool, but I don't trackday.
I just make cars faster lol
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I'll give you a ride. You can experience the terror that is my driving.

At least I won't be on frozen RS3s though.
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You both are welcome to ride with me on track, but to be honest, I really like having an instructor.

Would they let me hot lap with the utility trailer? you could both just lay in that!
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the instructor can sit on my lap while aidan sits in the trailer and critiques your line

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^lol! ok I won't bring the hard top

holy ****, i'll need to get those intercoms ordered i completely forgot!

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I just remembered, my car has the stock exhaust, and is quiet. No intercom needed.

I was thinking about the track days I used to do in my super loud impreza. Instructor and I would be yelling at speed, and when he had to explain something complicated, I just put my hazards on and went slow so I could hear.
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I won't be able to get the proper seats or harnesses in time for miatas at Laguna, but I'll have the rollbar, and fire system installed.

Looking at cool shirts as well. Is there some place at the track where people get ice? Or do I need to purchase ice before hand? Anyone know?
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