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Old 05-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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nice upgrade! live here in southern cali and took the car on a canyon drive where i used to ride my bike until this lady crashed in to me and totalled my toy..it was about 85 degrees and the car didnt even hit 240..but im giving this car an oil cooler upgrade anyways..better safe than sorry right?i wish nissan do something bout this serious problem u guys are having.

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Not really...The oil pressure and high Volume of the system take care of this almost instantaneously..The oil light didn't stay on any longer than it would for a normal filter change (IE out immediately). Not something I'd worry about..
Thanks for the DIY and for the reply. With this as a tool, I have some guidance should I need to install it myself (pending a potential Nissan fix).

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Old 05-17-2009, 12:42 AM   #20 (permalink)
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If you have not reinstalled the front fascia can I please trouble you to get me rough dimensions of the engine radiator?
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quick not. instead of tefflon tape. Locktite thread sealant works better and will not introduce and teflon pits into your oil system.
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Great work Steve, thank you.

I see you ended up zip tying the hose connections to the AN fittings. In theory, that's not necessary, these hoses should stay on to 200+ psi without anything extra but pushing them in, correct? Was this precaution due to previous experience with a hose disconnecting?
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Great work Steve, thank you.

I see you ended up zip tying the hose connections to the AN fittings. In theory, that's not necessary, these hoses should stay on to 200+ psi without anything extra but pushing them in, correct? Was this precaution due to previous experience with a hose disconnecting?
No real clamping is necessary and in fact could be detrimental to the joint integrity..I just snugged up the ties between the barbs as it seemed like a simple thing to do that made logical sense as it would control "Potential" hose expansion under heat, not that I believe this is a possibility from what I've read about socketless hose. Just a piece of mind thing is all. No need.
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If you have not reinstalled the front fascia can I please trouble you to get me rough dimensions of the engine radiator?
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29" wide
19" high
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Road Test Update:

went out in the country today and thrashed the car about for 45 minutes or so. Ambient temps 75 degrees, average coolant temps 184, Average oil temps 190. I had to work hard to get it to 200 degrees and it would not get hotter than that. I'm seeing a 25-30 degree average reduction from what I would expect to see without the cooler under similar drive conditions...
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Sounds like great temperatures Steve, thanks for the update. I am leaning more and more towards Tru-cool instead of Setrab, as I am starting to feel that buying Setrab is like buying a Porsche, a great product, but you pay a premium for the name.
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Question about your oil filter:

It looks like the PL14610 fits on our cars, but where do you go to check to see if it does in the first place?
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Can the stock oil pump handle the increased volume of the oil cooler, new piping, and slightly larger Pure One filter? Does the oil pressure decrease?
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