Oil coolers are an important addition to any high performance engine which gets worked hard. Engines which are constantly revved high can easily overheat the oil which then becomes thinner and offers less protection, resulting in premature engine wear.
These pressed plate type of oil cooler radiators are very popular and have been fitted to performance road and race cars for many years and are available in a huge range of sizes to suit all engine types.
Oil Cooler Fitting
The coolers are fitted in a position where airflow can pass through them (usually at the front of the car, by the radiator) as it is this airflow which cools the oil as it flows through the oilways within the cooler. Oil is supplied to the cooler by pipes which connect to the engine, usually via a sandwich plate which fits between the engine and the oil filter.
Oil Cooler Sizing
The height of the cooler is measured in rows. This is the number of oilways, including the top and bottom plates. The more rows the cooler has, the better the cooling will be.
The thickness of all the coolers is 51mm. We recommend 19 row for NA and 25 Row for FI
All the sandwhich plates we supply are Thermostatic, this ensures that your oil isn’t over cooled which is just as dangerous as it getting too hot.
Mocal Sandwich plates provide an oil take off from the engine block to supply a feed to oil coolers and other external oil devices.
The plate fits between the engine block and the screw on oil filter and has two female ports for feed and return of oil flow.
Fittings and Lines
The lines supplied are braided HEL Performance lines suitable to run the oil cooler lines either around the gearbox side of timing chain side giving you various route options. The fixings are all of aeroquip type, the best available.
Mounting brackets are also supplied, recommend postion, Slam Panel.