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Old 07-03-2006, 11:53 AM   #1
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Fitting Mocal Oil cooler...

Hi guys and girls.

I'm getting an 11 row mocal oil cooler. Only thing I dont know is where do I need to fit the pipes e.t.c.? my 16v doesnt have any type of oil cooling (i.e. the heat exchanger ring infront of the oil filter as some have) so where do I put the pipes from the oil cooler to get oil pumping round it?
Also can anyone tell me what fittings I will need, thread sizes e.t.c. as all I'm getting it the cooler and a couple of lengths of pipe.

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Old 07-03-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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I strongly recommend you buy a proper oil temperature gauge before buying a air-oil cooler. The standard fit coolant-oil cooler is very effective and keeps the oil temperature up better in cold weather. Overcooling your oil is a greater risk to engine health in the long run. It's extremely unusual to see a TU engine regularly getting oil temperature over 100C (roughly where the std gauge goes red) and up to 140C is safe occasionally with decent quality oil.
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:46 PM   #3
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stil loads of people out there fitting mocals for "cosmetic" reasons and not realising potential engine damage....

hopefully most of RR are aware that the majority of 106 engines simply dont need it!
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I strongly recommend you buy a proper oil temperature gauge before buying a air-oil cooler. The standard fit coolant-oil cooler is very effective and keeps the oil temperature up better in cold weather. Overcooling your oil is a greater risk to engine health in the long run. It's extremely unusual to see a TU engine regularly getting oil temperature over 100C (roughly where the std gauge goes red) and up to 140C is safe occasionally with decent quality oil.
as above post says my 106 doesnt have an oil cooler although I had planned on fitting an oil temp guage first. Currently got a second fan in the spare fan slot and dont really want to take that out, so at the moment the oil cooler may not even go in. And yes I do know the risks of over cooling the oil, and no I wouldnt fit it for cosmetic reasons...thats why I have a 106 not a saxo.
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Hehe, fair enough, i'd seek out an OE coolant-water one then, it's an easy fit. I'd assumed your car was a Rallye, sorry!
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if you wanna run an oil cooler in winter...you can always block the air flow off...
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thats why I have a 106 not a saxo.
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Old 28-06-2006, 10:46 AM   #8
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back to this thread again!

well I've got the oil temp guage...just need to fit it.
I'm considering getting a thermostat control kit for the oil cooler from somwhere like thinkauto. My main reason for wanting an oil cooler is simply because when I took the car around coombe it was fine for the first couple of laps then the water temp just went right up to 3/4's with the standard fan on so had to switch my 2nd fan on to keep it cool...this was due to the oil temp rocketing with the abuse I was giving the car.
The fun bit will be finding somewhere to put the thing, it looks like I'll have to make up a bracket to fit it behind the mesh grill in the front bumper.
Any opinions or advice would be greatly appreciated
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I have a top hose and heat exchanger for a 16V for sale.....
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Old 29-06-2006, 05:07 PM   #10
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you have an answer on your for sale thread mate
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