My DIY Oil Cooler Install (a few pics)

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  1. Cruiserfx

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    For those of you that have removed the stock low oil sensor, and replaced it with an oil temp sensor, did you end up with a constant red indicator or did you short the connector to prevent the light from illuminating, and if so, how?
     
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    Just left it unplugged, no jumping required....
     
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    I know this is an older thread but I have a question...the sandwich adapter transfers all of the oil through the air/oil cooler and the hole on the one I have that looks just like it has a smallish hole (0.40 inch) in the connectors from the plate to the AN10 lines..does that concern you? Also would drilling a hole in the sandwich plate that allows some oil to skip the cooler overcome this restriction...any thoughts
     
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    I have seen plates with small holes and have drilled them out to match the ID of 10AN fittings.
     
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    Michael55

    Yes this would concern me. AN-10 hose is 5/8" diameter or 0.625.

    Sandwich plates are cheap. I paid less than $25.00 shipped for mine. It is an Ebay special I bought 5 years ago.

    You may want to look at plates with a thermostat and bypass. They are a bit more but offer quicker warm up and bypass.

    Good luck with your install.
     
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    I have a Mishimoto sandwich plate. Both holes are the same size. What cooler are you using, Setrab or other???
     
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    The internal diameter of -10AN fittings is <0.500" (~0.450" - 0.470").
     
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    don't think so, -10 is 10/16" or 5/8ths.

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    yup, you're right, i was reading hose ID not that fitting ID, knowing the hose ID was bigger than 1/2".

    I always used -12 on oil lines, gets pricey.

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    OK, -10 hose ID is 0.56" or 9/16"

    Sorry to be so particular ...40 yrs. in aerospace world can cause that though:)
     
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    Ok here’s what I did (thanks to all previous posters)..the openings on the inexpensive sandwich adapters looked way too small so I used a Derale non thermostat sandwich plate off of Amazon $50...two 1/2 inch npt/AN10 fittings..Amazon $20..one 4 ft Mishimoto line..you guessed it, Amazon $72, another 5 ft line, Mishimoto, Amazon $78...I had already ordered a 19 stack cooler for about $50 but decided to go with the Mishimoto one the same size..$150...(oddly they looked the same other than the hex fitting on the cheap one was 15/16 and the Mishimoto was 1 inch...I used the Mishimoto one...a universal bracket off of eBay $25..fabbed the lower brackets and that’s about it. The derale adapter is thicker than the other sandwich plate so I had to space the lower stiffening bracket down 3/8 inch to allow for oil filter change (500s)...added an extra quart of 5w50 and all is fine so far.
     
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    Cool.

    Now get out there and give her a try. LOL.

    With a non-thermostat sandwich plate, same here, warm up could take a little longer. Not a problem, just watch oil temp and keep out of the throttle until you are 130-160 degrees.
     

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