whipped off the standard XE cooler, sandwich plate and pipes today. Iíve been studying the sandwich plate and at first glance it "appears" that oil enters the cooler pipe after being filtered and then meets a closed stat on the return run. Thereís also an alternative path for oil just to return back into the system, but its very convoluted and seems a much freer process with just a filter direct to oil pump.
I'm presuming oil is pumped through the centre-threaded section of the filter and returned around the perimeter through the holes. If not, oil enters the cooler pipes un filtered.
Anyway, out on the dual carriageway temp gauge reads cooler than normal, that maybe the new oil though, goes up to same temp idling and same temp with spirited driving. The oil might suffer a bit in summer or at events, but then its changed every 3k anyway. We will see.
So, thatís cooler rad, rad bracket, pipes and unions, sandwich plate. While the front bumper was off I also ditched the 2nd horn in true tom stickland style, ditched that metal baffle that extends from the end of the radiator, few brackets I missed after ripping the pas pipes out. Nice clean air passage into the grill and air dam, and a bit of wait saving to boot. Horn sounds like a buss now with 1 tone