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Originally Posted by BettyZ Block off plate can literally be lines of duct tape that you put on the front of your oil cooler during the winter. Thermo plate stops

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Block off plate can literally be lines of duct tape that you put on the front of your oil cooler during the winter. Thermo plate stops oil from flowing unimpeded to the cooler before your engine is warm enough... so basically yes. And yes you keep your stock oil cooler on the car

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Nevermind now I see what this "Block off Plate" is lol. Some nice sheet metal and Velcro! Someone else told me about this in this thread, took me this long to figure it out
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Imagine a super-thin sheet of aluminum or steel the height and width of the oil cooler. Imagine it flush against the front of the oil cooler. Then imagine it being held onto the cooler with duct tape lol
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Imagine a super-thin sheet of aluminum or steel the height and width of the oil cooler. Imagine it flush against the front of the oil cooler. Then imagine it being held onto the cooler with duct tape lol
Yeahhh seen it haha. Thanks!
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Yeahhh seen it haha. Thanks!
Serious question. How old are you and what do you do for a living? Trying to figure out a couple of things. Like your mechanical back ground. Because some of the terms you are having a hard time with. If we know. Might be easier to explain some things.
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Serious question. How old are you and what do you do for a living? Trying to figure out a couple of things. Like your mechanical back ground. Because some of the terms you are having a hard time with. If we know. Might be easier to explain some things.
23, Auto Tech. If I don't understand some words it's only because I've been taught or learned to say it differently or I may have never heard of it such as a "Block off Plate". I'm not an A tech if you wanna know haha, nowhere near it, but yeah, like they're terms where I have no clue of wtf it is, until I see it and say "Oh ok its such and such". Nah I'm sayin? For example someone came up to me talking about his engine cradle is rusted out. I'm like wtf is that? He points and says, "that". I'm like " You mean a fu'cking subframe??" Hes like yeahhh same thing.. Like calling it an engine cradle will mean that entire piece is physically holding the engine nothing else but I can drop the SUBFRAME/ENGINE CRADLE and the motor will still be intact. You say "Rocker Cover" I say "Valve Cover" so that's where I'm getting at. Just not used to other terms of what I usually know.
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23, Auto Tech. If I don't understand some words it's only because I've been taught or learned to say it differently or I may have never heard of it such as a "Block off Plate". I'm not an A tech if you wanna know haha, nowhere near it, but yeah, like they're terms where I have no clue of wtf it is, until I see it and say "Oh ok its such and such". Nah I'm sayin? For example someone came up to me talking about his engine cradle is rusted out. I'm like wtf is that? He points and says, "that". I'm like " You mean a fu'cking subframe??" Hes like yeahhh same thing.. Like calling it an engine cradle will mean that entire piece is physically holding the engine nothing else but I can drop the SUBFRAME/ENGINE CRADLE and the motor will still be intact. You say "Rocker Cover" I say "Valve Cover" so that's where I'm getting at. Just not used to other terms of what I usually know.
Well you definitely know what questions to ask, which is a lot more than I can say when I start a project lol

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Check this thread out I and everyone else put together.
Must have upgrades for every 370Z

On all 370Z's, daily driven to track car, all need a oil cooler and a CSC elimination kit or a heavy duty CSC. The oil cooler was my first upgrade not a week after getting my car after it went into limp mode driving normally to my job when it was 70 degrees out. I got the Z1 34 row with Setrab and the protective wrap with the thermostatic sandwich plate even though I live in Southern California just to be safe. I would stay away from Mishimoto's products and I heard good things about the Stillen and Fast Intentions oil coolers. At this point, it's a requirement on every single 370Z to have a oil cooler.
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23, Auto Tech. If I don't understand some words it's only because I've been taught or learned to say it differently or I may have never heard of it such as a "Block off Plate". I'm not an A tech if you wanna know haha, nowhere near it, but yeah, like they're terms where I have no clue of wtf it is, until I see it and say "Oh ok its such and such". Nah I'm sayin? For example someone came up to me talking about his engine cradle is rusted out. I'm like wtf is that? He points and says, "that". I'm like " You mean a fu'cking subframe??" Hes like yeahhh same thing.. Like calling it an engine cradle will mean that entire piece is physically holding the engine nothing else but I can drop the SUBFRAME/ENGINE CRADLE and the motor will still be intact. You say "Rocker Cover" I say "Valve Cover" so that's where I'm getting at. Just not used to other terms of what I usually know.
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Weird. I see all of this about an oil cooler being a requirement, yet the highest temp I've seen on mine has been just shy of 200, and that was on a 90 degree day here in Florida. And since it's still new and I'm still having fun, I haven't been light on the throttle. I guess I have some questions. Like what's considered a high oil temp on this car? And what is limp mode? Is there anything in particular I should be looking for? And I assume CSC is clutch slave cylinder. So these fail at a ridiculous rate, then?
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If you see 240 on the oil temp gauge, you can be sure the engine is already pulling timing. Expect actual oil temps to be about 20 degrees higher than the gauge. There are several levels of limp mode based on the temps. The last one is triggered around 280F actual oil temp and restricts RPMs to 3500.


CSC is a ticking time bomb. It will fail eventually. Best you can do without replacing it is hope you don't get stranded somewhere.
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