The daily ride not only to be use as daily driven vehicle, but it also act as a commuter to get things going smooth and fast on time. Oil Cooler are now not only applicable to performance car’s but also to our beloved retro ride and pride.
This same goes to our friend, Mr. Kamaluddin who owned a 70’s Ford Escort. We called it a “Yellow Submarine” as it remind us of an animated British Series. He’s here for the sake of installing an Oil Cooler taken out from Mazda FC (RX7) to his Yellow Ford. Seems a bit though job for those who didn’t really know how the system works.
How does an Oil Cooler works?
In a Pomen Yala language, oil cooler are meant to cool of your engine oil thus making the lifespan of an oil increase. When the engine oil working under it’s working temperature, it helps cool your engine cooling system and in same time cooling the engine oil itself.
There are two common types of engine oil cooling systems, which are tube and fin systems, and stacked plate coolers. When engine oil is cooled to the correct temperature, it acts as a coolant, lubricant and cleansing agent for parts of the engine including the camshaft, connecting rods and pistons.
For this particular project onto Mr. Kamaluddin Yellow Submarine, he choose to install the Mazda FC oil cooler bought from a chop shop for RM80. Sometime you can get it from forum posting like this one here. The oil cooler were the same type as we installed previously on Roskam’s Mazda. View his post here.
Since there is no hose comes with the oil cooler, we went for a small shopping. Luckily the shop didn’t close yet on Saturday afternoon Get a 5 feet long Nylon Braided Hose x2, hose head, clamping it all together cost us RM150.
Sandwish them between the oil filter terminal. The terms ‘sandwich’ derive as the oil cooler adapter being squeeze by the oil filter. Went out again for some hunting and found our self the said Oil Cooler Adapter for RM100. You can always buy online as lot’s of online store are selling them and price are vary. Check out this online store here.
Before we can even mount and target the punch hole, we need to create the suitable bracket on each side of the oil cooler. Only then we can have the exact location on where the hole should be drill.
Viola! All is finish with an average time taken of 2 hours.