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Wouldn't have thought you need a cooler on a hill-climber Hamish?  When Alan put the liquid/liquid one on his Vitesse it was intended as an oil heater!

Seriously contemplating a cooler for the Vitesse now...... wishing I hadn't binned the 'stat and fittings that came with the GT6 along with the oil radiator itself as they are expensive and entirely cleanable..... :wallbash:

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Hello All

              I have one fitted to Spitty(been on since I bought it) 

I find with normal driving it takes between 5 to 10miles for the oil to get to about the right temperature then it stays there and water and oil temperture gauges read near as damm it the same unless I get stuck in traffic and it is hot.

That is to be expected as there is no air flow over the oil cooler radiator(thought about a small fan wired with main water fan but decided that was a bit OTT!

I have fitted a small air deflector just in front of it and it does the job of keeping it just a shade less than the water temperature while moving (Spain in 3 weeks should give it a test again?

Plus I use Mobil 1 10w60 motorsport formula oil(to hell with the expense and it is cheap than rebuilding the engine and I can get it for about £45 for 5lts.

Mobil 1 10W-60 10 Litres 10L Car Engine Oil 10W60 + FREE 5L SCREEN WASH TAB | eBay

Roger

ps I run the lower of the 2 thermostats available.

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5 hours ago, Nick Jones said:

Wouldn't have thought you need a cooler on a hill-climber Hamish?  When Alan put the liquid/liquid one on his Vitesse it was intended as an oil heater!

 

I think you are right on event days. And I do get vapour sludge out of the catch tank but I’m happy that it’s doing it’s job removing air derived damp and not coolant. 
but road runs it can reach a good temp.

as you know I experimented with a modern jag oil to water heat exchanger and ideal for winter cooler spring weather.  
 

id be tempted to go to an oil stat I have to confess. It was discussed for the new engine. But as I say it was suggested but recommended to not have it.

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Hello, The general feeling over here seems to be, Don't fit a cooler without one. Would not having one be a bit like having a radiator without a thermostat? Get it in the heat range as soon as possible and then keep it there.  I'm sure that I read an article on here about oil (by a Dr. Haas) which has a fair bit of relevence to this subject AND a VERY good read. Regards Michael.

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Hello Nick,  Getting to finish off a lot of loose ends. Is that a light...or is it the train? Off to a funeral tomorrow (11 hour round trip without the funeral!) so that will slow the progress.Regards, Michael.

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