home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > performance & suspension

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
blue850t5
Board Member
 
blue850t5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sacramento CA
Default Oil Cooler Question?

Wanting to add an oil cooler to my 850. I plan on mounting it behind the grill in front of the A/C. Here is the question; Do I mount it in series with the stock radiator cooler utilizing both or do I mount it as the sole cooler? Was planning on tapping into the existing lines from the block. Thee cooler is 4 x 11 alum. Thanks, Mark
__________________
[FONT="Arial Black"]The Fleet: 97 850T5 "Blue",98 XCV70 "Cannondale"
blue850t5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
digital.aaron
Lacking Bolbo
 
digital.aaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: rollin on 16s
Default

You probably don't want to connect an oil cooler in series with your radiator. Seems like mixing oil and coolant is not a good thing to do.
digital.aaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
blue850t5
Board Member
 
blue850t5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sacramento CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by digital.aaron View Post
You probably don't want to connect an oil cooler in series with your radiator. Seems like mixing oil and coolant is not a good thing to do.
Haha! The stock oil cooler utilizes the pass side radiator tank. the Drivers side was for the old auto tragic cooler.
blue850t5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 01:11 AM   #4
gsellstr
Vintage anti-ricer
 
gsellstr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Somewhere in a northern California smog bank
Default

Bypass the in-radiator cooler for that car. Being in Sac it never gets cold enough that you'll need to 'warm' the oil. A straight air-oil cooler will certainly run a lot cooler than the water-air cooler. It'll also take some load off the cooling system.
__________________
RIP
Doug Williams aka Mr. Doug 4/15/2009
Pete Fluitman aka fivehundred 7/14/2013
Mick Starkey aka TrickMick 1/10/14

74 144 B20
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=224983

90 745Ti, AW71L, IPD bars/springs, Koni SA's, JVAB B230FT, IPD Turbo cam, GT2871R @ 18psi, TLAO chips, E85, NPR, 3.5" DP, 3" DP-back, MSD, TruTrac, Wilwood BBK

If you need Superpro bushings PM me or check the current GB, running until 10/3/14 at
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=4988279
gsellstr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 04:44 AM   #5
blue850t5
Board Member
 
blue850t5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sacramento CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gsellstr View Post
Bypass the in-radiator cooler for that car. Being in Sac it never gets cold enough that you'll need to 'warm' the oil. A straight air-oil cooler will certainly run a lot cooler than the water-air cooler. It'll also take some load off the cooling system.
Thanks Gary! I will be running it the way you suggested. Any idea on how to calculate cooler size for the application? The one I have came my way via a trade.
blue850t5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #6
blkaplan
50 shades of beige
 
blkaplan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Rockville, MD
Default

Agreed, if you are going to run a separate oil cooler just bypass the factory in radiator stuff.

You might find it takes longer for your oil to come upto temp though.
blkaplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 10:29 AM   #7
gsellstr
Vintage anti-ricer
 
gsellstr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Somewhere in a northern California smog bank
Default

No idea really on the sizing. I just went with a decent sized one, a bit bigger than stock since I'm pushing things a lot harder than stock.
gsellstr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.