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Offline dubber91

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« on: February 14, 2010, 07:10:32 PM »
guys, for some reason the mazda 1000 thread i started is still locked, i would normally post this there.

Anyway - just fitted up a series 5 oil cooler beneath the radiator on the little 1000 - just wanted to get some opinions on it?

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this was the other option - behind the rad - didnt like it because i\'d then need a pusher fan :(



what ya think?

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 10:36:39 AM »
Mounted under the radiator thanks :)

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 10:46:00 AM »
that will be fine Steve.
And i thought you had no room!
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We warranty our rebuilt engines for Detonation, track day\'s and RWYB and NOW for 30 months which is two and half years or 30,000 miles
We also build all types of race or road engines.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 10:46:40 AM »
Just got to get the turbo in now on that PP 13b.
We warranty our rebuilt engines for Detonation, track day\'s and RWYB and NOW for 30 months which is two and half years or 30,000 miles
We also build all types of race or road engines.
We build race and track cars too.
Any kind of porting undertaken.
Single turbo conversions.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 11:20:34 AM »
What\'s the clearance like to the ground on that ?
 
I\'d be cacking myself that would be off on the first speed bump  :eek
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 03:42:53 PM »
its low - but its got 6-8\'\'

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 02:23:13 AM »
lay it flat under the radiator
i have done this for years , no issue
- over 100 000 km - on my rx2
and i also do so on my FC rx7 ( for the last 15 000 km )
( everything relocated due to v mount intercooler )



the rx2 ran the oil cooler flat under and behind the radiator
the FC runs it at approx 45 degrees from below and in front of the radiator
( to form an air dam )

if you have read the  "australian mazda rotary handbook" ( john Wright )
you will note that in the racing mods section they also advocate the flat oil cooler
( and they note that the "horizontal" install runs 10 C ( 18 F ) cooler than the vertical one  )

your other option of course is the water/oil heat exchanger / leak maker found on the s3 rx7 oil filter pedestal

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 07:31:02 AM »
cheers bumpy! i\'ll see what its like here - can always make small adjustments later....

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 09:12:44 PM »
Mount it Bozozuko style: