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Old 03-06-2011, 06:56 AM   #1
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Default Oil sandwich plate: which to get?

Going turbo, I need an oil source for my turbocharger...

Which means sandwich plate. And while I'm doing it, why not a place for an oil temp sender? And an oil pressure sender? And an oil cooler?

This is primarily a street car, so I'm thinking a thermostat might be good for it, or is that not really an issue?

Anyone have a model to recommend? I've found FM's ($$$$), glowshift (unknown), and ebay (even more unknown).
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Actually, this looks like a good one:

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/p...Sandwich_Plate

I'm not sure where I'd put the oil temp/pressure though.
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DO NOT get this ebay type... reason is the filter o-ring will not make a complete seal... see pic. Not sure the difference between the 1.6 and 1.8 plates. I used it, but had to use a larger filter with an outer groove to sandwich in a larger o-ring... yeah, my filter has 2 o-rings You have a VVT in your sig, sounds 1.8 to me...

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DO NOT get the ebay type for the 1.6... reason is the filter o-ring will not make a complete seal... see pic. I used it, but had to use a larger filter with an outer groove to sandwich in a larger o-ring... yeah, my filter has 2 o-rings

Thank you very much for that! I'd actually emailed /that seller/ earlier today about what temp the thermostat on that sandwich opened...

And thanks for your build thread. I actually read that earlier tonight and watching the Sun1 video got me motivated to do more work on my car.
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Cool! - I was 6 beers deep last night and watched the PBOC sun4 vid again SUN4 ... man, I was having some fun taking out them Porsches! Get that turbo on and let the flogging begin!
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Get the Mocal plate because you can get new rubbers for it.
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Assuming you already have the OEM 1.8 oil cooler, you don't need an external oil cooler, thus you don't need a fancy thermostat plate. You need this:

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You can remove one of the 1/8 NPT plugs on the head and use that for your oil feed. Much easier.
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Assuming you already have the OEM 1.8 oil cooler, you don't need an external oil cooler, thus you don't need a fancy thermostat plate. You need this:

Don't need an external oil cooler? I'm pretty sure Sav and Hustler might disagree with that.

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You can remove one of the 1/8 NPT plugs on the head and use that for your oil feed. Much easier.
What plugs are those? I thought those were only on early engines.
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Don't need an external oil cooler? I'm pretty sure Sav and Hustler might disagree with that.
You said it is a street car. Street cars don't need oil coolers, only tracked cars do.
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You said it is a street car. Street cars don't need oil coolers, only tracked cars do.
I said primarily a street car. And I'm posting in 'race prep'. So my secondary purpose for the car is not on the street.
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Assuming you already have the OEM 1.8 oil cooler, you don't need an external oil cooler, thus you don't need a fancy thermostat plate. You need this:

Is that glowshift plate any good?

I won't be tracking my car except for casual funsies and I really just need a plate for my oil pressure and temp sensors.
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I've heard good things about it, talked to Abe about it as well. He says sometimes they're not finished entirely and have some burrs, but overall I've heard they're solid.
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Do you know which adapter I need? Thread pitch/size etc? Spoon feed?
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Do you know which adapter I need? Thread pitch/size etc? Spoon feed?
...the information is in the link. That you quoted. WTF.

http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/oil-f...15-thread.aspx

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I have that plate, if not a copy of that plate. No problems yet.
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So I was thinking about this. The thermostat plate would kill flow to the turbo, which would be a /very bad thing./ So for right now I think I should get that glowshift plate, use the turbo feed line, oil temp and pressure... and then is it ok to put another plate on top of that plate for the oil cooler?
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Is that glowshift plate any good?
It's a piece of metal with some holes drilled in it. The number of ways in which you can **** that up are pretty limited.

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**** yes!

Thank you kanye!
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So I was thinking about this. The thermostat plate would kill flow to the turbo
You've got me wondering here- how exactly would the thermostat plate kill flow to the turbo?
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