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    Installed B&M oil cooler in the side (big, fmic, fan, pics, etc).

    I had the B&M 70266 8x11" oil cooler in the front when I had dsm sidemounts, went with a FMIC last fall and needed to move the cooler to the side. I didn't bother last year because I new it would barely fit and would take some work. Decided to tackle it this weekend. I also made some ducting and added Derale 8" fan.

    I had to do some trimming where the an fittings connect to the cooler. It really just barely fits. It is literally touching on all 4 sides to something. Bumper still fits without any bulge

    I still have to do some wiring and figure out the crash bar....

    My car's achilles heal is now the front left corner

    Pics...




    (the plastic things coming through are the bottom fan ties, they are one time use. I'm not quite ready yet)








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    Damn! Love the shroud! Really nice man!

    You going to make BRG this year?

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    Thanks. It took some time that's for sure I'll most definitely be there. I still owe you some beers or something for helping me out last year. As it turns out it was the connection to my fuel controller. That is all fixed now

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    Looks great, I like the idea of the air flow trap straight to the oil cooler. Right on!

    Btw...where can we get one of those keys like in your sig?


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    Quote Originally Posted by skater334 View Post
    Looks great, I like the idea of the air flow trap straight to the oil cooler. Right on!

    Btw...where can we get one of those keys like in your sig?
    I can't take all the credit for them, stole the idea from Terry@ maximalperformance

    Keys can be had at my sale thread. http://www.3sgto.org/f62/uncut-plast...ighlight=uncut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    Thanks. It took some time that's for sure I'll most definitely be there. I still owe you some beers or something for helping me out last year. As it turns out it was the connection to my fuel controller. That is all fixed now
    No problem man, I was wondering if you got it figured out. It’s crazy that a bad wire was causing all that grief.

    You think at some point you will have the keys that light up?

    That reminds me I still haven't cut the key I won at BRG. I need to go to the hardware store today so I might go ahead and get it cut.

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    really slick looking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by green-lantern View Post
    No problem man, I was wondering if you got it figured out. It’s crazy that a bad wire was causing all that grief.

    You think at some point you will have the keys that light up?

    That reminds me I still haven't cut the key I won at BRG. I need to go to the hardware store today so I might go ahead and get it cut.
    As it turns out it was the connector soldered on the board. It's nice to know it wasn't something I did to screw it up I would watch out for hardware store cutters. Sometimes they can't properly mount the bulge of the plastic head key. My recommendation would be a private locksmith, they tend to have more experience with more than just house keys. I haven't worked on the light up at all since the first one. I would like to make them but man, I am busy haha.

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    really slick looking!
    Thanks, I just wish it didn't take so damn long. I feel like custom work tends to take me 3x longer than I expect even after I pad for knowing it will take me 3x longer...

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    Well done!

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    Hmm so I was curious what people think about when to turn this puppy on. I wanted to make it as automatic as possible and I don't want to add additional temperature switches. So basically that means tying it into the radiator's low or high. What would be the arguments against one or the other? I would imagine that the water temp will rise faster than the oil temp but the oil will take longer to release heat. Also there is the temperature bypass for oil cooler so can I even make the oil "Too cool"? I don't want to add additional restriction.

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