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NON OE pts add, oil coolers, turbos


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 I read the rules to state that any non OE cooler  is a 20 pt add.  If the car had a water to oil cooler and you changed any part of the cooler, you get 20 pts.  

 What are the cool guys doing? IE BMW . do you run the stock cooler  or add the larger race cooler? 

  I cant see any of the OE parts being able to be used a an oil cooler in real life, other than the loop of PS fluid cooler and it is not rated to the pressure  side.  

 

 What about a turbo upgrade and or boost pressure change?  Is that a non OE turbo? 

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The new car we're building has an OEM water-to-oil cooler with hard lines and a plate.  Both have been discontinued for years and the only options we have are to try and find used stuff. But even so, we've only found one plate and it was junk and the hard lines we've found look worse than our own. 

We think we have a leak from either the hard lines or the plate, but can't confirm until the is back together. If it's the lines, I'm sure we can fab up something, but if the plate is leaking and can't be fixed we could have an issue. If our only option is to eliminate the plate and we'd have to run traditional HE-type cooler and we had to take points, that would suck.

S. 

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On 3/26/2018 at 9:04 AM, Ogren-Engineering said:

  What are the cool guys doing? IE BMW . do you run the stock cooler  or add the larger race cooler? 

The oil-air oil cooler on the BMW is huge and fits very nicely below the radiator. Going with an aftermarket unit for 20 points would be a poor choice.

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BMWs...


E30s had them from the factory, at least the 2.5L, not sure about the 2.7 or 4cyl.

 

E36s never came with an oil cooler.

 

E46s never came with an oil cooler unless its the M3.

 

Dunno about the E34s we sometimes see at Daytona.

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