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Old 01-02-2018, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Fender mounted oil cooler

since I couldn't find much info on the subject, I figured I'd post what I've done

fender was the only possible location for me (can't put it in front or on top for reasons) so after a lot of testing, cutting and pain its finally in

I am catching the air from the side bumper vent (below the turn signal) and from behind the fog light, so I had to open up the hole a bit



after A LOT of test fittings and rotations, this was the only feasible way to put the cooler in if I wanted to leave the ports pointing towards the engine (long story short, I actually regret it a bit)



I realized that without ducting, the air would go everywhere BUT the cooler, so I had to get creative

first of all I built ducting that mounts to the rear of the bumper







and then a box around the cooler that would connect with the bumper ducting







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Old 01-02-2018, 01:35 PM   #2
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result looks like this






another HUGE challenge was to route the lines to the Mocal thermostat sandwich, which is mounted UNDER the OEM heat exchanger, I had to use 45* fittings from the sandwich to route the lines above the manifold (didn't want to run under because the lines would be the lowest point of the car, and if I hit something with them.... well you know, kaboom)





no leaks so far, no pressure drop either

when I have time, I plan to make cuts in the fender linear for the hot air to escape
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:57 PM   #3
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Looks great, I think I seen where MRT use to mount a cooler in a simular position. Nice work.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:00 PM   #4
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That's pretty bad ass. Be careful with the fender liner holes though, if you drive in snow it will end up caking everything with ice.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:34 AM   #5
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that looks really good! i like.
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Well done
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I plan to reroute few things, and I might be selling this setup if anyone is interested in good core cooler with proper ducting
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Good fabrication work. Looks nice.

How effective has it been?
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