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Old 08-20-2007, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default Another oil cooler thread, keep the stock oil cooler?

Well I got an oil cooler setup, including setrab 8x8" oil cooler and -10an fitting/lines, and mocal sandwhich plate with a thermostat. Now the question is what I should do with a stock oil cooler/heater plate, I want to just ditch it. But it has a long thread sticking out when you take it off, can I just cut it? I don't know if you na guys have the same cooler or not.
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I would just leave it in or else there will probably be fitment issues with the sandwich plate and lines. Besides, it'll help the oil warm up faster.
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If there's room leave it there to avoid the hassle of removing it. Otherwise you can find a short threaded rod for another Mazda engine and then pull the cooler. Cutting it works too (I've done it). But it's not going to hurt anything leaving it there. I have a short rod - wanna swap?
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I removed mine - two less connections on the coolant circuit (and they are a$$ to get to) and it stops the coolant getting so hot on the street and on the track in my experiance. Increased warmup time is negligible - maybe 1 minute ?
The threaded rod is removable - just get two M20 nuts and lock them together, then spin it out of the block. The 1.6 rod fits straight in
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Thanks for the replyes. I have to take it out because of fitment issues with a somewhat fat mocal sandwich plate, and I'll just have my friend cut off the threads to fit, easier than looking for a new rod. Now fitting -10an lines should be fun, hehe.
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