corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Help Zone, Modification and ICE Advice » oil coolers


New Topic

New Poll
  Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author oil coolers
topshot_2k
Banned

Registered: 1st Dec 03
Location: Northampton Drives: Pug GTi-6
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 11:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

seen sum company that does oil cooler kits for corsa 1.4 and 1.6 16v,

they any good or just a gimmick??

ohh they 110 quid
J da Silva
Member

Registered: 10th Apr 03
Location: The FACTory
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 11:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Does it get too hot then?
AK
Member

Registered: 5th Jul 00
Location: Aberdeen City
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 11:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You have to ask yourself if its really needed!

Is it thermostatically controlled?
Stu_22
Member

Registered: 25th Mar 02
Location: Luton
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 12:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm just about to put one on my corsa but its a 1.6 with throttle bodies.
Just buy a cooler, then a take off plate from a C20XE wich has a thermostat and then just get some hoses made up
AK
Member

Registered: 5th Jul 00
Location: Aberdeen City
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 15:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

GSi 2000's run an oil cooler as standard
myke
Member

Registered: 7th Feb 01
Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 16:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

but the astras didn't with the same engine, so again, is it really necessary.

i've just taken the cooler and sandwhich plate off from my calibra c20xe, 20 + post if you want it.
ed
Member

Registered: 10th Sep 03
Location: Northampton Drives: Fiat 500/Porsche Boxster
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 16:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm going to fit the oil cooler to my car - seeing as its plumbed into the engine already and my bonnet doesn't really do the cooling of my engine any favours.
myke
Member

Registered: 7th Feb 01
Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 16:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is there plenty of room for it? just wondered if the pipes went round the radiator ok.
ed
Member

Registered: 10th Sep 03
Location: Northampton Drives: Fiat 500/Porsche Boxster
User status: Offline
10th Sep 04 at 16:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think there whould be room in the drivers side of my bumper - there is a big vent there too - i'm going to attatch it to the black metal bar the goes across the back of the bumper (crash pannel?) might need to attatch a piece of angle iron to it to make a bracket, but I think there whould be room. Not sure if there would be room behind standard bumpers though...
john h
Member

Registered: 21st Apr 01
Location: limerick
User status: Offline
13th Sep 04 at 10:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the astra gsi's had a cooler, i fitted one to my corsa when i fitted the xe.
martynlead
Member

Registered: 15th Aug 04
Location: worsley manchester
User status: Offline
13th Sep 04 at 11:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

coolers r good to keep the eng temp down which of course stops the oil goin all shitty n burnt if ur racing around

[Edited on 13-09-2004 by martynlead]
James R
Member

Registered: 4th Feb 03
Location: 205GTi16/306GTi16
User status: Offline
13th Sep 04 at 15:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

But only worth bothering if the oil is reaching over 130-140degC, get a temp sensor in there and find out for yourself first. Raldes will do a sensor which replaces the sump plug and gauge for abotu 30 inc P&P
Andy
Member

Registered: 28th Dec 99
Location: Cumbria, UK
User status: Offline
13th Sep 04 at 15:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Agree with above /\ /\ /\

I fitted an oil cooler to my X16XE (running 215bhp) and it brought oil temps down too far until I changed it for a tiny cooler. Now I have sump guard fitted (which reflect heat from manifold back up towards oil sump), I'm really experiencing the benefits of proper oil cooler. But on a mildly tuned or standard lump, just not worth it
Stu_22
Member

Registered: 25th Mar 02
Location: Luton
User status: Offline
13th Sep 04 at 15:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Andy where did you get you sump gaurd? I can see my car sump kissing the floor when my car is running
Andy
Member

Registered: 28th Dec 99
Location: Cumbria, UK
User status: Offline
13th Sep 04 at 16:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Stu - It was from Pro-Tec. 10mm thick aluminium; much more rigid than the 6mm guards apparently and better for handling too. Yes, they do sit low - had to raise the coliovers a few notches to stop bottoming out, but OK now even on very lumpy B roads at speed
James R
Member

Registered: 4th Feb 03
Location: 205GTi16/306GTi16
User status: Offline
13th Sep 04 at 16:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

On Track you'll find it will get pretty damn hot, thing is you needa thermostat take off plate otherwsie you'd have to swap between driving on track and normal use.
find out what your temps are like before you waste your money, plus if you do decide to get a cooler, get braided lines for it.

 
New Topic

New Poll

  Related Threads Author Forum Replies Views Last Post
charge cooler (turbo people) Drew General Chat 37 1301
10th Jun 03 at 08:43
by Kris TD
 
Nova pics, add ur own finds.. 3CorsaMeal General Chat 50 1425
11th Sep 03 at 17:27
by ColeClio16v
 
what pc PSU recommend? Icy General Chat 10 662
19th Jan 04 at 23:52
by myke
 
Oil Cooler AK General Chat 16 903
29th Mar 04 at 15:38
by corsafreak
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Help Zone, Modification and ICE Advice » oil coolers 27 database queries in 0.0089030 seconds