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Old 07-10-2017, 05:27 AM
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I'm in the process of running a new oil cooler in behind the front bumper and am thinking of removing the OEM Oil donut from the car. My question to everyone is; Is it there to help heat up the car quicker for emissions purposes only or is there any other benefit of having it on the car?

The reason i ask is i am running the HKS supercharger kit and the clearance is fairly tight, i would prefer to swap this donut out for a sandwich plate i can run sensors too.

Any information would be much appreciated

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I've run my car for over 6 years with oil cooler behind the radiator and the OEM oil cooler removed. Lots of track days, etc. It just increases warm-up time. I'd run a higher-temp thermostat, 200F.

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Do you monitor oil temp on motorways? interested to know how much different the oil temp runs without it in place
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The factory oil cooler/heater heats up the oil until it reaches normal operating temperature. Once the engine load raises the oil temp above normal, it helps pull heat out of the oil.

Your call, I vote to keep it when possible.
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Is there any other advised location to run oil temp and pressure sponsors? If I keep this donut in place there won't be space to run a sandwich plate for both the cooler and sensors.
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Spa Pressure sender goes in OEM sensor position and you can buy a sump plug with tapped 1/8 NPT thread in it.
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Originally Posted by har-vey View Post
Do you monitor oil temp on motorways? interested to know how much different the oil temp runs without it in place
Everything on everything I've done is documented:
Project Honda S2000 (AP2)

A lot of reading
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Originally Posted by RAIN H8R View Post
The factory oil cooler/heater heats up the oil until it reaches normal operating temperature. Once the engine load raises the oil temp above normal, it helps pull heat out of the oil.

Your call, I vote to keep it when possible.
Yea i understand the principle of temperature differences but it would be interesting to know if Honda put it in purely as an emissions device or is they had any intention of using it to cool oil as well.

I was also interested to know how effective it is at cooling oil, if there is any recorded data with and without as a comparison.
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Originally Posted by spdracerut View Post
Everything on everything I've done is documented:
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A lot of reading
I've actually read through a lot of your threads. Great reads by the way Did you record any temperature before and after removing the oem heat exchanger?

I cant place my oil cooler in the same position as you due to the intercooler pipework so i think i will be placing the cooler behind the front bumper in front of the wheel arch. I believe i'm limited to around a 19 Row due to space but i think this should be sufficient.
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Originally Posted by markforrester99 View Post
Spa Pressure sender goes in OEM sensor position and you can buy a sump plug with tapped 1/8 NPT thread in it.
Your an absolute legend, seem to be helping me out quite a bit lately. Am i right in thinking the OEM oil temp sensor is just a on/off switch to turn a dash light on. It wont affect the car if i remove it and replace with the spa sensor?
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