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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:03 am 
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Presumably an air bubble could only form in the cooler if there was a leak in the hose or joiner close to the cooler, otherwise one would think that fluid would stay in the cooler (a bit like pulling an upside down cup up out of bathwater).

I wonder - could there be a hole big enough for air to come in but too small for oil to leak out (and be detectable)?

Gore-tex waterproof fabric works on the principle of holes bigger than an evaporated water droplet (and bigger than air) but too small for a liquid water droplet, so it's theoretically possible I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:21 am 
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Oil is heavier than air. So given enough time im sure it will eventually leak back through the oil filter/pump/relief valve etc. Whether that is possible over night, or will take 6-12 months to happen, i dont know.

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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:48 pm 
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1 thing that could be a potential issue with having the fittings face down is the possibility of the oil draining out over night. You could potentially have a big air lock to pass every time you cold start the car, which might mean a few extra seconds of no oil supply to the bearings.

If the oil does drain back, Having the fitting face up might keep the core full of oil at least.


The PW cooler I ran in the SG I had was fitted with the oil cooler fittings at the bottom of the core.

The sandwich plate had no thermostat.

On oil changes oil stayed in the oil cooler core until I removed one of the fittings on the sandwich plate, then it drained.

Hose routing was all downhill from the core.

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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:01 pm 
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Woah! I did not see all these replies!!! :shock: Thanks heaps for the discussion!

I was thinking putting the cooler with the ports facing down because:
1. There were kits with coolers installed with ports both facing up and down
2. With the oil pressure, I didn't see/think of any difference (maybe not the best assumption) between the ports facing up or down

With all those comments, I'm not sure which way to do now... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Arduino Unit
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Hi all,

I finally took some photos of the Arduino unit that Phil (:thumbs: ) made for me to combat the steering angle sensor/VDC/quick rack issue. Aaaaaand, that's all I have done! :lol: I need to trim the enclosure (top-left & bottom-right) for the unit to fit in and install the quick connectors and fan into the enclosure. Then, it is installing the enclosure and wiring it all up. :thumbs:

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ImageArduino Unit for Steering Angle Sensor by Peter Tran, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:07 am 
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Not the 'plug and play' I lean towards :) I hope the install goes well.

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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:30 am 
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jonp wrote:
Not the 'plug and play' I lean towards :) I hope the install goes well.

Thanks mate, I'm not sure when it will be installed to be honest.. not 100% plug and play but it's better than not having VDC; I don't feel comfortable giving the car to others to drive.


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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:07 am 
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Hi all,

A quick update as it has been a while. Not much happening with the Foz as I've been busy with life commitments :lol:

Toby has kindly trimmed and is putting the Arduino for the steering angle sensor into the enclosure for me; what a legend! (Opposed to my less quality control hack jobs :lol: ) No rush here as I haven't been driving the Foz lately.

Regarding the oil cooler, I have organized/worked out all the -10AN fittings I need and I will be putting the oil cooler outlets facing up (discussions earlier in this thread). I will buy them soon but it will cost about $600ish all up including the thermostatic sandwich plate and spacer. I also have an idea about what to do with my custom brackets/supports to mount the cooler. Just don't expect Toby D&C standards haha.

Last and not least, I'm about to take out the dash. All screws are out. Just need another nice day on a weekend and time to do it. Don't ask, but I need to get to the heater hoses between the dash and firewall... photo attached below!

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Thanks for looking!

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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:59 pm 
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dwee. wrote:

Last and not least, I'm about to take out the dash. All screws are out. Just need another nice day on a weekend and time to do it. Don't ask, but I need to get to the heater hoses between the dash and firewall... photo attached below!

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That is a photo that would scare me! Good luck :)


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 Post subject: Re: dwee's '09 XTP SWP - Aeroflow Oil Cooler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:06 pm 
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It is a true race car when you start striping out the interior! :)

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