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  • Oil Cooler Setup

    Hey Guys,

    I'm planning on installing an oil cooler kit on my car to help reduce engine temps and wear.

    Anyways, I have decided on getting one of those Greddy block adapters with the built in thermostat, braided lines and AN fittings.

    I'm gonna be getting a B&M or equivalent core and I was wonder what size is best for a SR20DET. My motor has stock internals, GT2871R and a few more bolt ons. Puts down 335whp.

    So what would you recommend?

  • #2
    I think I have the 5" tall B&M core. It's a good size for the motor, and fits in the passenger wheel well (ditch the windshield washer stuff).

    I think it's actually larger than 5" by quite a bit, with the total height being somewhere around 7.5-8" before you put fittings in it. It's been so long since I ordered it or installed it that I think that's how it was. A friend got the one that was around 9" or so and it was huge, probably taller than it was wide by quite a bit.
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    • #3
      invest in a adapter like this:
      have seen a few sr20 ones with sandwich plates shear off after hitting big bumps/ripple strips etc.

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      • #4
        WAT? The sandwich plate is held on by a pretty large steel fitting (3/4" or so) that goes over the oil filter fitting. I can't see anything breaking there...

        Mine is fine, and I rock out on rumble strips all the time.
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        • #5
          agreeing with Def here, it's quite common on in the FWD SR to use the sandwich plate and the only horror stories are from the guys using the cheap sandwich plates and small leaks.
          -Monty

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          • #6
            Since your name is "Silvia Drift" it probably isn't a big deal but just in case. SCCA SM rules require the windshield washer stuff to be there. Just sayn.

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            • #7
              you could put the oil cooler between the fmic and radiator, it just wont be visible at the side

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              • #8
                i have had 2 different mates have them break the thread off the block. (though it was a sandwich plate with the filter mounted on that, like the non relocating greddy kit) and quiet a few others here in oz..
                this style


                the nut that holds it on in the middle isn't the issue. it is the thread that that bolts to. if it works itself a little loose the weight of the filter and plate flopping up and down just breaks off the cast part on the block.

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                • #9
                  Solution - don't let the filter plate loosen up.
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                  • #10
                    solution, don't use the type of block that hangs the oil filter off of it, and you won't have to waste your time checking whether it came loose or not

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                    • #11
                      I use a Mocal with the filter right there - it's been fine. The rubber gasket on the sammich plate serves to keep the fitting preloaded, so I can't see it ever coming loose unless it was just not tightened in the first place.

                      Voted not a realistic problem if installed properly.
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                      • #12
                        e bay oil filter relocation

                        I have been looking for a oil filter relocation adaptor is this one any good?

                        http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...STRK:MEWAX:VRI

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                        • #13
                          Which engine are you thinking of putting that on?

                          Your VG or one of the KA's

                          I wouldn't buy the one there on Ebay...
                          if you are looking for a screw on style just go to summit or Jegs, they aren't much (if any) more expensive

                          Or there's a really nice one someone makes for the ka.....
                          I am SKULLWORKS

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tower240sx View Post
                            Or there's a really nice one someone makes for the ka.....
                            This is what I would've used if I kept the KA. I used the Tomei one for my SR.

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                            • #15
                              MAzworx makes one too: http://www.mazworx.com/index.php?l=p..._detail&p=3152

                              Uses -10 AN o-ring fittings for less leakage potential, too.
                              ~1992 240SX, SR20/Koni track day car
                              ~2016 M3, daily driver

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