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Old 03-12-08, 04:14 PM
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upgraded oil cooler ?

The guy building my motor strongly suggested getting a better oil cooler. Currently running a 2nd gen front mount. I am looking at the Earls 25row coolers.
I am building to run this car on the street and do a LITTLE solo scca parking lot racing. (car will mostly be a play car not DD and not fully race)

What do you guys think upgrade or will the stock one be fine.
I will be running a 13b 4port with a large street port.

Also what min size cooler should I be looking at.

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Old 03-12-08, 05:49 PM
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A TII Oil Cooler should be adequate. If you want something a bit more custom to suit your needs then I'd suggest looking into Setrab and Fluidyne.
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Old 03-12-08, 06:20 PM
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Ok so the turboIIs are a bigger cooler. Wish I knew that before I bought the na one. Good info thks.
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Its hard to beat the stock cooler without spending a ton of money. Until you get into running 30 minutes or so on the track the stock one will be fine.
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Originally Posted by phoenix7 View Post
I didn't think there were any differences in the oil coolers (between NA and TII).

There isn't. For you power level and use the oil cooler you have will work fine.
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Old 03-12-08, 06:46 PM
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A Fluidyne late model 400 dual pass is the current hot ticket for rotaries in the NW. Check out Hoerr Racing web page. It will set you back about $290.
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I was looking at trying to do the horizontal type mounting with the ducting but the limited space I have in the celica looks like i will have to mount the cooler 1/2 way below the rad and 1/2 covering the lower section of the rad. From what I could come up with it looks like the best split of incoming air between the rad and oil cooler. Ill post up a pic in a day or two to see what you guys think. Maybe someone will see a better way to do it.

I really didnt want to drop $300 into a new cooler but I would if it is problem. I will be watching my oil temps closely to see if I need to upgrade.

What oil temp is to high?
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Originally Posted by jgrewe View Post
225f
Measured where? ReTed had a chart of acceptable temps measured in different places but I don't remember where to find it.

ETA: nm, found it:

http://fc3spro.com/TECH/MODS/EL/GAUGES/otemp.htm
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