Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

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Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby BLAZNM3 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:51 pm

Hey guys,
So I was poking around tryign to think of ways to drop some oil temp. I run at 180 cruzin and 190 when i am pushing it. I would like to lower it. So I found this.http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Diverter-Valve-Thermostat-Replacement/dp/B004SY12FG its called a diverter valve. It says instead of blocking and only allowing 85% of cooling via the oil cooler it allows 100% cooling of all the oil. Any one got any insight? My second thought is to upgrade from the normal euro oil cooler to the C&R one on bimmerworld. Just like to hear what you guys think. I appreciate it!
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Re: Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby euro2fast4u » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:43 pm

what your reason to run cooler?
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Re: Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby JFM325is » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:25 pm

180 to 190 is perfect oil temp. Any cooler and (depending on what weight oil you use) your oil wont flow throguh your engine correctly and could hurt you. What weight oil do you use? Why do you want to go colder? Do you have new forged internals? Valves? Cams?
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Re: Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby BLAZNM3 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:49 pm

I run 190 on the dot. I run a bit thicker oil. I use rotella mainly because it is designed for turbo applications. I do have forged internals and new Oem s52 cams. Reason for running cooler.... Figured it might help performance when it came down for track day and "longevity" of the motor and turbo.... But if I knew everything I wouldn't b here. So what do you guys think. Just looking for optimal efficiency. Thanks guys.
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Re: Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby BLAZNM3 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:35 pm

any words of wisdom?
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Re: Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby JFM325is » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:49 pm

sorry I've been gone on vaca lol Like I said earlier running 180-190 is optimal. Its not to hot but its hot enough to keep your oil from becoming globby and starving your motor. If you wanted to run cooler then you will need to get a thinner type of of oil. I personally run 20-50w which is a really thick type of oil. Do you know the weight of your oil?
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Re: Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby JFM325is » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:52 pm

heres a link that explains oil coolers and what temp is good http://www.enginebasics.com/Engine%20Ba ... asics.html
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Re: Oil Cooler Thermostat??????

Postby BLAZNM3 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:28 pm

I rephrase my earlyer statements. My oil temp has been seeing a bit higher lately 195-200 range I am running royal purple..... which unfortunately I didnt learn that once you use royal purple u can never go back to anything else! ..... says so on the bottle! FML but I had been running thicker oil might drop it down to 5w 30 or 10w 40.
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