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|I have fitted an oil cooler and screw on filter to my 1600 which sit on the front apron in front of the radiator. The take off for the oil from the engine is via the original oil filter casing (without the filter) This drips a bit. Is there a plate which would fix on the engine to take the oil outlet pipe without going through the original filter casing or an (easy) way of creating one?|
|H L Davy|
|Here's what I used for the spin on oil filter adapter. http://www.mossmotors.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=29606|
I do not have an oil cooler but it seems to me if you use this kind of filter adapter, one of the oil cooler hoses would connect to the adapter. Then you can eliminate the old canister.
|Just wondering why you need an oil cooler?|
|JL. Thanks good idea. I should have thought of that.|
Steve - had oil cooler for a long time to reduce engine temp. I am far from alone.
|H L Davy|
You are absolutely correct; you are are not alone on this one, but that does not make it necessarily acceptable nor the correct solution for the temperate UK climate. All that is required for a road going car is a clean (waterways), correctly timed engine and an originally cored radiator. I've said it heaps of times before that my 1800-engined car falls into this category and 175 to 180 is the normal operating temperature. In fact today I could not get it above 170.
In short, having sorted out your engine with the rebuild talked about on the other thread, have a look at the basics. Perhaps the degradation in your engine that ultimately led to a rebuild could in part be traced back to poor radiator cooling?
|Well Steve you may be right but its the Italian summer which concerns me rather than the temperate UK climate. Engine temp has improved since I flushed the rad and engine right through to put in Evans cooling liquid ( you probably disapprove but it works very well) Also I opened up the grill vanes which makes a surprising difference.|
|H L Davy|
|I have an oil cooler but fitted with a serc oil thermostat. It doesn't make sense to be cooling engine oil on start up on cold or freezing days in UK|
|J H Cole|
Glad it's working for you. I neither approve nor disapprove with any ones' efforts. My car has many quirks and mods which are neither original nor to every bodies taste. I look on these forums as an opportunity to offer advice and make suggestions where one believes he has the experience from whatever source; and to ask for help when that experience or knowledge is lacking. I guess I harp on about cooling because I have first hand experience of seeing an overheating car transformed at a stroke with an original radiator. The chap in question had put on an electric fan, oil cooler and opened up the slats to very little effect. I lent him my original spec radiator and his temps dropped 20 degrees ish at a stroke.
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