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As I still have the front end off of the car while finishing my engine conversion I was thinking it would be prudent to fit an external oil cooler along with pressure and temperature senders.

What have people fitted with regard to make, size and location? Also have people used thermostat take offs and/or ditched the normal oil cooler?

I was thinking of trying to fit one in the drivers side gap behind the bumper as I have vented side grills.

The reason why I'm thinking about this is that I will be using the car for track days more now and hopefully getting it turbo'd/charged at some point.
 

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Not sure it's entirely necessary tbh. My mate's old MK5 R32 rarely went over 94 degrees on his MFA with the stock oil cooler.

If you defo want to use one, keep the stock cooler and get a sandwich plate with eighty deg stat, otherwise the oil will take forever to warm up.

Oil ideally needs to be around 100 degs so that condensation from warm-up can evaporate. I had a 13 row mocal on my old car and over winter, the oil never got over eighty degrees!

Best thing you can do for track work is fit the MK5 sump and pump. The MK4 sump only has a couple of fins to keep the oil vaguely around the oil pickup head but it's nowhere near as good as the MK5 sump, which has a proper windage tray / baffles.
 

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Lol, cheers, I suppose I could have done that myself


Yeah I've been considering doing the MK5 pump/sump as well but the prices have gone up a lot since I last did them
 

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If it helps, USA mk4 R32s had additional oil cooler in the driver's side bumper vent area. OEM parts therefore are available to retro fit
 

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Sorry can't seem to find a detailed thread on VWvortex for you now with what you need.

The USA R32s do have an additional engine oil cooler over UK cars, which is why their cars came with the vented mesh for the drivers side bumper grill, and ours weren't vented
 

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I've got a Mocul 25 row setup in my drivers front scoop with sandwich plate and stat.
Works ok for me and rarely gets over 100c on load.
Steve
Cheers Steve.

Did you keep your standard heat exchanger as well? Any chance you know the specs of the cooler such as the width? Also what length hoses did you use?
 

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Cheers Steve.

Did you keep your standard heat exchanger as well? Any chance you know the specs of the cooler such as the width? Also what length hoses did you use?
Don't think the TT has a standard heat-exchanger for oil, or mine has been removed for that long I've forgotten.
Here is the 25 row I've got with 3/4 bps fittings.
The hoses were custom made at the shop and are about 3ft long..
http://www.burtonpower.com/mocal-oil-cooler-radiator-25-row-3-4-bsp-mococ5253-12.html
You can just see where the cooler if fitted and hoses..


Steve
 
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