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  • Originally posted by Beans View Post
    I ...Also doing another oil change 5w30 aint cutting it for these track days even with the big oil cooler up front, 10w40 is going in.
    .... in post #17 you said " i'll put my oil cooler in the hood latch area" is this where it is now?

    ... it is possible that being high up, the oil flow is restricted ..... being lower down or level with the oil pump may increase oil flow

    If lowering the cooler is not possible, turning it on its side (hot oil in the top, cooler oil out the bottom) may improve the efficiency

    most oil coolers have both unions on the same side (mine included), this is not ideal .....G.

    ST24. LPG, 2001 ST200 motor, 65mm P&P'd TB, 80mm MAF, headers, lowered, sway bars and strut braces, 300/278mm brakes, 3.51 FD 3.0L tranny, Torsen, Fidanza.... Vortech nearly completed.

    WANTED; Custom gauge guru for ST200 overlay job... pm me..

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    • Yep it's by the hood latch, i know it's not ideal, but there is no more damn space.
      '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 3L Always broke. - Now with a supercharer for even less reliability! Not sure if fun.
      '99 SVT E1 BLK/TAN#0741 Sold. Lots of fun.
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      • ..... you could take your oil cooler to a radiator repair place and ask them to add a connection union to the under side.

        This would be your return line. The extra union on the top could be used for burping the cooler and topping up ....G.
        ST24. LPG, 2001 ST200 motor, 65mm P&P'd TB, 80mm MAF, headers, lowered, sway bars and strut braces, 300/278mm brakes, 3.51 FD 3.0L tranny, Torsen, Fidanza.... Vortech nearly completed.

        WANTED; Custom gauge guru for ST200 overlay job... pm me..

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        • Thats not happening lol. That cooler costs more than the radiator.

          The simple fact is this engine is not meant for boost. 5-30 is too low of a heat range to take the abuse
          '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 3L Always broke. - Now with a supercharer for even less reliability! Not sure if fun.
          '99 SVT E1 BLK/TAN#0741 Sold. Lots of fun.
          '07 MAZDASPEED3 GT Reliably quick groceries. Sorta Fun

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          • Warmonger in the past even recommended 15W-50 or 20w-50 for summer use. I was using 15w-50 but it takes forever to warm up. I backed down to 10w-30 and might of used 5w-30 that last time since I don't drive it to much at the moment.
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            - 95 Mystique LS <-sold
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            • Originally posted by Beans View Post
              Thats not happening lol. That cooler costs more than the radiator.
              show off lol

              Ok, this one's nice and cheap.

              At the moment the oil cooler is sitting in a void where cool air is passing thru. The air flow will take the path off least resistance. So air is less likely to pass thru the cooler and then the radiator , if it can go around the cooler.

              . So: take some card, like the stuff across the slam panel and make a duct that directs the air that is passing thru the cooler, up and into the engine bay thru the gap between the radiator and the slam panel. A piece of black wire mesh between the radiator and slam panel might look ok and be functional.

              That is, a piece of card from the back of the cooler at the bottom to the front top edge of the radiator. Do a piece on the sides of the cooler too. This will direct air much better.

              Any loss of air thru the radiator causing higher water temps should be handled by the existing electric fans ( ASSUMING THEY WORK PROPERLY )

              got to go .... want to see Comey flush Pres. Trump down the pipe !!!! ....G.
              ST24. LPG, 2001 ST200 motor, 65mm P&P'd TB, 80mm MAF, headers, lowered, sway bars and strut braces, 300/278mm brakes, 3.51 FD 3.0L tranny, Torsen, Fidanza.... Vortech nearly completed.

              WANTED; Custom gauge guru for ST200 overlay job... pm me..

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              • Yeah, i'll figure somthing out when the motor comes out again.

                Thanks for the input brapple. Street driving had no issues with the 5-30 but i was keeping a close eye on oil pressure and temp it was getting scary 280F at 16-17 psi idle. Normally it never sees less than 20psi at a very hot idle (block psi)
                '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 3L Always broke. - Now with a supercharer for even less reliability! Not sure if fun.
                '99 SVT E1 BLK/TAN#0741 Sold. Lots of fun.
                '07 MAZDASPEED3 GT Reliably quick groceries. Sorta Fun

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                • Autox went well today.

                  Oil change - Very good, no issues even with co-driver 10 runs.

                  Spring pressure on pedal. - Very good, much easier to control.

                  Front roll bar delete. Very good more grip up front. Tail is happier
                  '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 3L Always broke. - Now with a supercharer for even less reliability! Not sure if fun.
                  '99 SVT E1 BLK/TAN#0741 Sold. Lots of fun.
                  '07 MAZDASPEED3 GT Reliably quick groceries. Sorta Fun

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                  • Video. Exhaust doesnt sound as raspy in person.

                    https://youtu.be/sGzPhq3TTzk

                    Finished first and second in class with co driver
                    '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 3L Always broke. - Now with a supercharer for even less reliability! Not sure if fun.
                    '99 SVT E1 BLK/TAN#0741 Sold. Lots of fun.
                    '07 MAZDASPEED3 GT Reliably quick groceries. Sorta Fun

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                    • Three wheelin'
                      '98 SVT E0 BLK/MNB#1663 3L Always broke. - Now with a supercharer for even less reliability! Not sure if fun.
                      '99 SVT E1 BLK/TAN#0741 Sold. Lots of fun.
                      '07 MAZDASPEED3 GT Reliably quick groceries. Sorta Fun

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