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taylors335's Avatar DIY Oil Cooler under $250 !!!!
taylors335
12-10-2010
Ok i came up with this project after seeing the pricing for the oil cooler kits that are out on the market for our cars , and unlike some people i just did not want to put 900-1k into a oil cooler because i knew it could be done for less. This will not be a mile long , short and to the point !!! So...
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By BoostAddict on 09-09-2011, 07:55 PM
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So, did you remove just the spring, or the spring and brass piece of the Thermostat?
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By DrivinMissDaisy on 09-11-2011, 10:17 AM
I removed both when I did mine.
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By BoostAddict on 09-11-2011, 10:49 AM
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I removed both when I did mine.
Thanks, I feel better. I just took both out wished for the best lol
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By Will335i on 10-06-2011, 01:25 PM
I am wondering if you could have just bought adapters instead of taping and welding the plugs. I am working on putting the parts together for a retro fit soon (no oil cooler currently on mine). I think I have everything picked out and I am going with Setrab 625. I know on the AR kit the fittings on the cooler are facing down. Have you had any issues with the fittings facing up? I am also still trying to figure out how I am going to mount it. I am thinking just some of the nylon quick mounts that go through the radiator.
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By kiwi29 on 10-07-2011, 06:35 PM
is this even possible for a n52?
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By Tmgxray on 10-23-2011, 08:14 AM
for oil to mainly flow through the oil coolers you have to leave the brass piece in to block off the bypass.
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By BoostAddict on 10-23-2011, 11:47 AM
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for oil to mainly flow through the oil coolers you have to leave the brass piece in to block off the bypass.
I ended up taking the brass piece out, and saw an estimated 15-20* drop cruising around town.
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By dquach93 on 10-28-2011, 04:23 PM
If this is possible for an N52, id like to look into doing this!
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By JB135MDCT on 11-09-2011, 10:30 PM
Has any one tried cutting small piece of the spring to re-call the system to a lower temp. I would bet the oem cooler is good as is.
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By neilvosko on 12-24-2011, 04:07 PM
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the oem cooler is barely good for daily and spirited, but for track, you have to go aftermarket.

i am in hot florida so i am thinking about removing the oil thermostat after reading your post, are you still running this configuration? do you ever track the car? what temps are you running without tstat.

so do you remove both the springs and the bolt? not clear here?
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By yandy on 01-04-2012, 11:44 PM
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the oem cooler is barely good for daily and spirited, but for track, you have to go aftermarket.

i am in hot florida so i am thinking about removing the oil thermostat after reading your post, are you still running this configuration? do you ever track the car? what temps are you running without tstat.

so do you remove both the springs and the bolt? not clear here?
I think it's both, +1; wanna make sure as well.
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By BoostAddict on 01-04-2012, 11:45 PM
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I removed both when I did it.
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By yandy on 01-04-2012, 11:56 PM
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I removed both when I did it.
Awesome thanks;
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By neilvosko on 01-06-2012, 09:09 PM
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nice, thanks BoostAddict.
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By neilvosko on 03-13-2012, 09:28 PM
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wait, so you took the spring out and left the plunger inside?

i am confused by all other posts? how is it daily vs track?
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By thetedderbear on 04-24-2012, 09:07 PM
Is this for those who don't have the oem cooler? Does it run in addition to the oem one? And what does removing the spring do?
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By IancoleTX on 04-26-2012, 01:33 PM
So for 135i, how would we connect to to the thermostat outlets?
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By 335iDCT on 02-22-2013, 06:21 PM
Would it be simpler or any differences running the cooler in series with the OE one such that no adapter block or taping the T-stat housing are involved?
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By taylors335 on 02-27-2013, 01:09 AM
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it is used i conjunction with the oem unit , i have now switched to the AR design block but still using my own cooler and line setup
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