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Does anyone have knowledge on oil coolers

Post by sacook » Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:03 am

I'm looking for some help selecting an oil cooler for my 914. Can anyone here help me, please.

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Post by Mark the canuck » Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:42 pm

Keep the stock cooler! Make sure the whole cooling system is in good shape. Keep the themrostat. If your your cooling system is full of oil, dirt and junk (and old mouse nests) cooling will be affected.
If you must run a aftermarket cooler use it in conjuntion with the stock system (sandwich adapter or full flow) a fan and thermo switch and oh-ya you need a source of cool air. Do not mount it in the engine compartment as you will be heating the cooling air and the rear under car is full of hot air. Mark

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Post by maf 914 » Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:30 am

If you haven't already done so, you may want to visit the Pelican Parts 914 forum. Do a search for oil cooler and you will find a lot of good info on how others have installed coolers.
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/forumdis ... &forumid=7

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Post by sacook » Thu Oct 03, 2002 8:36 am

Thanks...I have bought a lot of parts from them, but they don't have oil coolers...I'll try the forum...thnaks for the tip..

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Post by Bruce2 » Sat Oct 05, 2002 2:45 am

Consider buying a Tru-Cool brand cooler, they have their own internal temperature bypass, so there's no need for any thermo oil diverter block.

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Post by Evill Ed » Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:26 am

Sacook, check out this link on my oil cooler set up. If you like it, I can send you the part numbers for the stuff I used.

I use this on my turbo engine, oil temps run at 180-210F, even on the track.

Ed
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/evill914/lst ... yahoo.com/

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Post by van914 » Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:28 am

Don't forget B.A.T. they sell a coolor kit that will mount to the engine lid with a fan attached to the cooler. Works great and very easy to install. All peices are included in the kit.

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Post by sacook » Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:39 am

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Evill Ed:
Sacook, check out this link on my oil cooler set up. If you like it, I can send you the part numbers for the stuff I used.

I use this on my turbo engine, oil temps run at 180-210F, even on the track.

Ed

Very nice job Ed, I would love to get the information parts list and numbers.

Thanks for your help

stephencook2@mchsi.com

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Post by Evill Ed » Mon Oct 07, 2002 8:24 am

Here are the part numbers and suppliers.

Mc Master Carr Supply732-329-3200 Oil Line and fittings 5/8-in line
90 elbow 50785k45 $ 2.45 (6) $ 14.70
45 elbow 50785k84 $ 2.07 (2) $ 4.14
Push lock fittings (pkg) 91465k23 $ 8.50 (2) $ 17.00
Push lock hose (per ft) 5283k14 $ 2.67 (50) $ 133.50
Clamps (pkg) 3225t67 $ 13.50 (1) $ 13.50

Rubber grommets (pkg) 9600k59 $ 7.19 (1) $ 7.19
Splicer 91465k44 $ 11.54 (1) $ 11.54
Clamps fi style (pkg) 54235k51 $ 8.52 (1) $ 8.52
Screws (box) 90190A310 $ 5.34 (1) $ 5.34
Total $ 215.43

Racer Parts Wholesale 1-800-397-7815
Oil Cooler

Tru-Cool Oil Cooler 24 Row Part # Tru-L7B $44.95

German Parts and Restoration 1-800-321-5432

Mocal Sandwich Adapter:

Ed


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Post by Brett Anderson » Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:19 pm

For Oil lines, I also turned to Mcmaster Carr. Order by 6 pm, on your doorstep the next day for $4.00 shipping. No one beats mcmaster. http://www.mcmaster.com/
Put these part numbers in the search field.

Oil lines,
5279k213, 2.52/ft
Has steel braid so it won?t kink if bent too tightly, 2000psi, 257 F
Major PITA to cut. Must use hacksaw.

Barb Fittings,
5440k113, $13.97/pack of 10
These fittings use a NPSM (NPT with a straight thread) locking nut so the barb/hose does not need to turn to disconnect. They work like AN fittings. They thread onto a NPT male fittings. Deburr the inside of the mating fitting with a countersink to be sure that they seal well.


Ed, I think that your hose is only rated to 158 F. I am sure it can go a bit higher though.

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Post by Evill Ed » Mon Oct 07, 2002 1:34 pm

Good point Brett, I used a Parker Brand Hose, it is good for 225F. The McMaster hose I listed does say 158f which is too low.


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Post by sacook » Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:47 pm

Thanks guys...this really helps a lot... Guess I'll get on the phone this week.

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