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Just did my Injen CAI and oil cooler install on my Nismo. The CAI was fairly easy except for all the bolts and clips. The oil cooler was a different

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Old 09-15-2009, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just did my Injen CAI and oil cooler install on my Nismo. The CAI was fairly easy except for all the bolts and clips. The oil cooler was a different story. Because the Nismo has a body damper the normal oil cooler installation location is problematic. I ordered a series 9 setrab cooler from BAT along with their mounting bracket. Also found a way to route the oil lines thru the frame member so no cutting involved. After installing the cooler plus hose plus larger 1010 filter I am now at 6.2 quarts capacity. Cruising at Interstate speeds I am running about 25 degrees cooler. Yee ha! Track day in a little over two weeks, can't wait. Rather than post the pics here I put them in my album. Anybody else done a cooler install on a Nismo? Seems kind of funny that the Nissan motorsports cooler won't fit on the Nismo?
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Awesome man. I am sure the rest of us with NISMO's will benifit from this. I'm gonna check out your pics now. Did you notice a big difference with the CAI? I want to do the CAI with the Berks and keep the Nismo EXHST.

Just checked the intakes. What kind are they? Do you have any more pics of how you ran the oil lines?

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The intakes are Injen and the only thing I noticed was a little more intake whoosh. I plan on putting the Berks on also but wanted to do the intakes first while I had the bumper off. I'll take a look and see if I have more pics. One thing I would do different is, I would use a 45 fitting on one or both of the oil lines off of the oil filter sandwich. The nismo sway bar is huge and this would give better clearance. Also, after reading the thread about the "2010 nismo has an oil cooler" I would look at the possibility of turning the body damper 180 degrees as this might then allow the use of a larger cooler. Just something to think about.
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Hey, I'm new to the forum and just purchased a 2010 NISMO. I'm old school with an 1978 280 as well but it needs to be rebuilt. Anyway, I want more power from the car (15-20 hp and increase in tq of about 10 will do me just fine) but without drastic changes such as installing a CAI system, etc. You mentioned pictures but I don't see a link to your album. How do I see your pics? I'm curious about the NISMO CAI that was mentioned and about the warranty if you put it on.
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Nismo doesn't have a CAI out for the 370Z yet. The only Nismo-specific model is the Injen one. The AEM one will also fit with modifications to the metal ducting (specifically only with the windshield washer bottle). See my build log (link in my signature) for details.
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From what i have seen i think the stillen gen 3 CAI fits the nismo...but on their site it says that "does not fit nismo". Im buying one soon hopefully, im still not sure about the CAI and for the oil cooler. what do u guys recommend, is injen the only cooler that fits the nismo?
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The Injen intakes fit fine with no problems. Most oil cooler kits will fit if the oil lines are run off the top of the cooler. If you want the lines on the bottom like I did, you are on your own.
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