DSM Oil Cooler Relocation
If you have installed a FMIC on your DSM and you have an external cooler in
the stock location, you have blocked a tremendous amount of air flow from
cooling the oil. You have also have sandwiched the oil cooler between two
heat sources (the FMIC and radiator). The way to solve this issue is to
relocate the oil cooler using some AN fittings and a little ingenuity.
Removal of the cooler is quite simple but a task that is commonly
overlooked is cleaning it. The method illustrated in this video should
remove all the old oil and any other particles left inside. On that note, I
would never try to clean an oil cooler from a car with a blown motor. It is
just to much risk when you can buy a new cooler for a little more money.
A clean oil cooler will increase the efficiency by itself but you still
need to improve the the airflow. The stock location on a stock setup placed
the oil cooler in a path of direct airflow, so I proceeded to restore that
concept after installing the FMIC. The solution was quite simple and only
required fabricating one bracket and some fittings.
If you are choosing an aftermarket unit, just be aware that you CAN get an
oil cooler that is to efficient. Picking an oil cooler is like picking a
turbo... bigger is not always better.
The oil must reach a certain temperature to boil off contaminants. With an
oversized cooler you may keep temps low enough that you "milkshake" your
oil all on your own. I used the stock cooler, the information on where it
was mounted before, and my application to pick and place my hardware. I
highly recommend you do the same.
I have the rights to use the music in this video.
Music: Interface Prod - Hip Hop Instrumental Vol. 1
www.jamendo.com for more information about the credits and the permission
to use this music.
3WAY then Talon vs EVO 8
3wide Race GTI Sandwich with 2 STI's.
skip to 3:50 to get right when they line up
Guess Who wins.............
And later in the video my stock evo8 vs a sneaky fast Talon.
GTI FTW!!! hahaha