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Old 10-23-2017, 11:51 PM   #1
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Added cooling for a 2.7

Have read some 2.7 owners add an S oil cooler. Is this a simple mod? Is the oil cooler in front of the car, requiring an S front bumper cover?

Any other mods to add cooling to a 2.7?

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Old 10-24-2017, 12:21 AM   #2
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The larger S oil cooler is direct fit part.
Changing to a low temperature thermostat is also a worthwhile addition.
As you suggested, the third Center radiator can also be added to a base car: Install 3rd Radiator & Coolant System Bleeding Instructions
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"Is the oil cooler in front of the car" ... no, it's in the engine bay. up front are the radiators.
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It's a very easy swap tp do, really. Ot's right on top of the engine on the drivers side (USA) and has easy access. The engine uses an oil to water heat-exchanger not like you are thinking, and air to oil radiator.

S cooler on the left.



Here is is right on top of the engine.



I hope this helps you understand what is involved. You will have to drain down the cooling system a bit to make the swap and then refill abnd bleed.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:02 PM   #5
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Thanks folks

Yeah, thought the middle opening in the front was the oil cooler. Kinda dumb after thinking about it. But is the S oil cooler just a swap?

Any down side to a low temp thermostat?
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Just have a plastic bag or similar ready to slip under the old cooler after you pop it off. The fluid left in it can make a real mess. Just ask me how I know.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:51 AM   #8
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Funny, I usually spend money on performance upgrades. Guess when you enter your 60s, priorities change. I definitely like the idea of cooling down that motor.

Can I get a recommendation for the Oil cooler? A used OEM one on eBay, doesnt look great. Aftermarket? I dont track my car but I do get stuck in Bay Area traffic a lot and has been bloody hot summer/fall here.

Also, a recommendation for a low temp thermostat. OEM or are there after market products available? How low temp should I go given I do not track the car?
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Use a new OEM oil cooler, used ones often prove to be problematic, which is why they were for sale in the first place.

Several people sell the 160 stat; LN Engineering, Whaler, MotorRad, etc.
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Sounds like sage advice

But do you mean buying the cooler from Porsche? A scary thought.

Great, Ill go with LN engineering so my thermostat matches the new IMS bearing I got from them.
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But do you mean buying the cooler from Porsche? A scary thought.

Great, Ill go with LN engineering so my thermostat matches the new IMS bearing I got from them.
Yes, the Porsche cooler. We have installed many of them, I even have one in my wife's car, and have never had an issue with any of them.
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Oil cooler replacement

Any opinions on the Behr coolers?

Does $220 sound about right for an OEM cooler?

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