Re: Ghetto riggin 101: Sandwich adapter fed multi-pass oil cooler (vdubturbo)
If you have an oil-to-coolant cooler, you remove the nut holding the cooler, slide it off, put this puppy on w/rubber O-ring facing up, reinstall the nut, tighten.
On cars that came w/o a cooler you thread the nut/ attachment you see in the 1st pic (it has an inside thread on the end that you dont see) over the union that goes between the oil filter bracket and the filter itself.
There are brass fittings with oil line nipples that go inside the threads on the side of the adapter (you can see them inside the bag). As far as positioning the oil cooler, I have mine in front of the radiator, but you can position it anywhere you'd like / anywhere the lines will let you.
I got this particular set up at SoCal Imports, Long Beach, CA (you know, Snoop Dogg's hood). The phone is (562)633-4979
Ask for "oil filtersandwich adapter" part # 115 247, i think it was $20
(I've got their catalog in front of me but I've lost the price sheet). They have a variety of oil coolers, from $30 (6pass - the one pictured) to 72plate coolers, those are a bit more $$. I had a return when I went over there and no receipt, so I got store credit, hence I grabbed the cooler kit. You can just use an A/C condenser as I mentioned above (I've done so on my Golf, it's been working good for 2+ years now, my temps are contantly below 100'C = under 212'F) and get some Stainless steel braided hose from them, they sell it by the foot (1/4" 3/8" 1/2") - I picked some up for my radiator-to-overflow tank since that one always gets battered
Oh, and if you call them... this is the best place to get H4 headlamps (part#HQ 6014). They're not Hella but they are $11 including a bulb, so ha! beat that... every now and then they even have the ones with driving light bulbs in stock.
I'm glad you guys can use this!
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