Oil cooler/cooling question for supercharged Mustang GT

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  1. Stangra

    Stangra TMO Intermediate

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    I anticipated having to deal with a lot more heat from a supercharged car and have installed a Mishimoto performance radiator, 170° thermostat, VMP triple pass heat exchanger & Peirburg GT500 intercooler pump. While running HPDE at Thunderhill on Aug 3rd it was about 100°, 10 min. into my 3rd session I experienced an overheat condition with CEL and limp mode. It seems that running hard at 100° is too much for my set-up so I'm looking for more cooling improvement. I think there's a lot to be gained by installing an oil cooler but the typical install location is occupied by my intercooler H/E. I might be able rig up a mounting point forward of the H/E but even if it'll fit I'm concerned about dumping more heat in front of the radiator & H/E, and about restricting the airflow through such a stack (oil cooler, H/E, A/C condenser, radiator).

    Maybe there's an alternate oil cooler install location I haven't considered? A cooler w/fan comes to mind. Maybe there's more to be gained than lost by just stacking everything? Anybody here ever dealt with this challenge, or have any other suggestions that might help?
     
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  2. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Out of curiosity.... What was your oil temp?? Don't know if the Mishimoto rad helps much.... I saw almost no difference over my stock Boss rad (Yes... I was told.....several timeso_O)
     
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    What car and what year?

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    I don't have an oil temp gauge but plan to install one soon.
     
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    2014 GT, Roush 2.3L TVS supercharger
     
  6. Grant 302

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    Downstream of all the other coolers.
    In or near hood vents. Maybe one before and one after the other coolers. First flow, hot side would go in back.
     
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    In for updates since I'm traveling down the supercharged path.

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  8. Grant 302

    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $665,833 Moderator

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    One more thing I should have suggested for you is the Fluidyne 302 Hx setup which is a dual pass radiator and oil to water cooler. Same as on the CVR school cars. Running in 100° conditions S/C’d is no easy feat. Plumbing needs to be custom on the lower/return side. And the setup is spendy. Available from Kenny Brown.
     

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