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Old 07-07-2006, 06:21 PM   #21
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Old 07-08-2006, 04:27 PM   #22
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Adam,
What parts did you end up using? I was thinking of getting the FM sandwich adapter and sourcing the rest of the parts.

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The adaptor is the only thing you really need. Unless you are going to have a thermosat of course. The rest are common hardvare store brass fittings. And about 10-12 feet of rubber oil hose.
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Haha is that why you called roman? and posted at 4 am liar liar liar

Overal it is an easy job...however it is time consuming and its a bitch to coordinate the sandwich adaptor and al the lines.

Basically the adaptor's lines come out and through the small space betweent the alternator and the block and etween the accesory belts. It looks scary and not right but it was the only way I can do it. That is why it took so long... I was trying to figure alternate ways to route the system and place the thermostat approprietly....the dirrections were really generic and make for good scratch paper.

Oil cooler keeps the temps down and oil pressure up when you are driving hard. I am very satisfied. Even though when I first started up the car 3 quarts of oil went out due to a bad o-ring that they supplied....it was just a tad too big and would not sit in place.

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The pressures are the same? or greater than before?

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I find the cooler my engine runs the higher the oil pressure. I would therefore expect that an oil cooler would result in slightly higher oil pressures than without one. My common sense tells me that the hotter the oil the higher the pressure since heat generally causes expansion... but my gauge isn't lying so hey, it is what it is...
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Hotter oil is thinner(not a technical term), therefore there is more slippage in the pump and less resistance to flow as it squeezes through all those little places in the engine. Where there is less resistance, you build less pressure.
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Olderguy - not to hijack this thread, but I noticed in your sig you are running 14+ psi - do you have a site for your car? I'd love to see it, and what HP are you putting down?
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No site, sorry. When we hit the dyno my Hallman malfunctioned(jammed open after a long hot day) so I couldn't get much over 6 psi. I've got to get to a local dyno when everything is working. I've got it cranked down to 10~12 for normal driving because I still have my 1.6 rear.
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Since I went out drifting I noticed that you make your engine work crazy hard...being in the upper rpms most of the time. Oil cooler gave me the ability to stay out there longer and the oil temps didn't get past 210 that fast, although they still did eventually.

My oil pressure gauge goes really low sometimes when the oil gets very hot...things simply improved after the oil cooler was put in and the oil didn't thin out too fast, and drop off in pressure.

Next step bigger radiator... to keep the water temps cooler.

Any cost efficient suggestions?
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How was your first dorifto experience? I heard you almost nailed a forklift. What the hell was a forklift doing on the track?
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Well I think I found a new love. I love this stuff. Definately fun as hell. All about skill and having a bit confidence in your self....lots of tires and practice practice practice.

Yeah....abouth the forklift.

While we were still practicing for the event they started to move some of the tractor tires in the infield. We were still practicing on the oval part of the track and I spun out and was about 2 feet, on the grasss, infront of a heavy fork lift. One guy actually hit it...drifting in a turbo tundra.


Lots of fun times....I have to show you a video of all the other things that went on besides our drifting. Figure 8 school bus race, monster trucks, jet cars.

I also got to weigh my car and it came up to be 2240lbs with a half tank of gas.

good times
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I'd highly suggest the Koyo aluminum radiator - I run one and absolutely love it. Great quality. If oyu hadn't already gotten an oil cooler I'd have suggested FM's Twincooler - if you have to buy both a performance radiator and an oil cooler setup, the Twincooler is cheaper and works great, but alas, no luck.
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only problem i see is if your drifting, your car is sliding sideways, you dont get a lot of direct flow of air going into the oil cooler. thats just my opinion.

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only problem i see is if your drifting, your car is sliding sideways, you dont get a lot of direct flow of air going into the oil cooler. thats just my opinion.

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While that is true the oil cooler's real purpose is to effetively increase the surface area of the oil "container"
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