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[gti-vr6] Re: oil cooler "p m" <gtifreak@hotmail> Tue, 26 May 1998 07:54:08 PDT
[gti-vr6] more oil cooler impressions "Philip Meadows Jr." <pm@onramp> Tue, 26 May 1998 23:19:31 -0500
Re: [gti-vr6] some final oil cooler comments jawkjn@cstone (Jason Whipple) Mon, 1 Jun 1998 08:38:07 -0400

From gti-vr6-owner Tue May 26 09:55 CDT 1998
From: "p m" <gtifreak@hotmail>
To: collier@iglou
Subject: [gti-vr6] Re: oil cooler
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 07:54:08 PDT
Cc: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
The oil cooler I installed is a Turn 2 (Jason Whipple) cooler. The
cooler and thermoplate fitting are Mocal and the SS lines are Goodrich.
The thermoplate fitting mounts in front of/up against the stock
oil/coolant exchanger mounted on the front of the block to the right of
the filter housing (when facing the front of the car). Once the car's
oil temp hits about 200 the thermoplate allows the oil to flow through
the cooler. The cooler mounts on the drivers side frame rail at a slight
angle towards the fender. If you're looking at the car from the front
you can see the cooler through the opening below the turn signal/fog
light. It's a tight setup, but it seems to have plenty of airflow. If
you have an auto trans (GLX only) this space is already taken up by the
cooler for the transmission. Oil capacity increases by 1/2 to 3/4 of a
quart. I paid $375 for the kit.
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From gti-vr6-owner Tue May 26 23:20 CDT 1998
From: "Philip Meadows Jr." <pm@onramp>
To: GTI <gti-vr6@dev.tivoli>
Subject: [gti-vr6] more oil cooler impressions
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 23:19:31 -0500
After driving my car in the 90 degree heat today I can say that the cooler
makes a huge difference. The highest my oil temp got today was 210 and it
only stayed there for one minute b/f going back down to 208. It will be
interesting to see how it does in August, but I can't imagine the temp
going over 220 unless you're driving really hard.
Philip Meadows Jr.
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From gti-vr6-owner Mon Jun 1 07:39 CDT 1998
From: jawkjn@cstone (Jason Whipple)
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] some final oil cooler comments
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 08:38:07 -0400
At 12:06 AM 6/1/98 -0700, you wrote:
>> Which begs the question.  What happens when you run an oil cooler
>> in the dead of winter?  Is it going to keep the oil sludge-like?
>> Is this where you tape some cardboard over the oil cooler fins
>> to cut the airflow?   How about a cooler bypass valve?
>I think nice kits like the Jason Whipple unit include a bypass as standard
Most good kits include a thermostatic sandwich plate, when the oil is cold
only 10% of the oil flows through the cooler. The thermostat is fully open
at 180-190 degrees.

Jason Whipple
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