Oil cooler sandwich plate
I'm fitting an oil cooler to a 1300 8v engine, it's used for trackdays and is constantly at 6-7000 rpm hence why I'm fitting it.
It's a 10 row 235mm wide mocal cooler. Should I use a thermostatic sandwich plate or will a normal one suffice. Anyone any experience of running one on these engines?
Anyone know how much a thermostatic one will cost and the best place to get one?
GTE 16v have a stat in the plate. the only person i can think of is john who has 1600 8v with a mocal jobbie, carbs etc. posts as John.
Cheers, I've sent him a pm asking for his opinion.
I'm presuming you'll only gonna be using the car in dry/summer periods?
If so i would think it would be OK without.
I have a spare mocal thermo stat one anyway, hardly used, yours for a tenner if ya want. Though check your thread types, as they can differ, this ones 1/2 BSP.
I usually do track days all year round, in all conditions and I do occasionally use it on the road, so thats why I'm thinking thermostatic would be best.
I'll have that thermostatic sandwich plate off you for £10, would you be able to post, how much extra do you reckon it will be? Is the seal OK and is the centre piece that screws on with it aswell?
My fittings are 1/2" BSP so that'll be OK.
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As its thermost controled it wont hurt to have one on there I dont think.
It will just open when it needs to.
Thats exactly my thinking lee.
A non thermostatic one could do harm, but a thermostatic one won't as it will not overcool the oil.