i have the derale 51906 high pressure stacked oil cooler i bought for my old dsm but never used. would that be fine to use with the stage 1? other question being it didnt look like nls used the inline thermostat, and i also was wondering where the straight an fittings come into play? do i need an inline thermostat is the real question.
we have (1) Eurojet valve cover in stock. Brand new...make us an offer
Isaam, thank you for continued commitment to this engine! I was originally going to try to adapt a Mishimoto external oil cooler but heard through Fred that INA already made one for us. I am in dire need of help because while idling, my oil temp can soar to 220F-240F and the car will start smoking quite badly (enough to engulf the car) out of the exhaust if it idles for longer than just a few minutes. And even while cruising with constant airflow going over the car, oil temps can still exceed 220F. The car is only good for short trips. Its spoiling my relationship with it a bit. The car was purchased in Jan 07 and it just rolled over 12K miles. I rely on my 2010 Golf 2.5 as my daily. The Rabbit just sits pretty much all the time
Enough about me, I had a few questions and things I wanted clarified. Stage 1 is just the diversion plate but stage 2 & 3 include an external oil cooler, correct? Is this oil cooler in addition to the stock unit or a replacement for it? And is there a way to mount it wherever I have room instead of the stock location? My engine bay is a bit cramped as you can see:
You can make it work. if not you can integrate it into the skid plate with a piece of mesh under it to protect the fins. You will have to support it pretty well, but itll work because of the ducts and you can cut some closer to the front. NLS did a similar thing on the R32 they are building for Lap of America.
I am sure you can find room somewhere for that core. Put it on top of the intercooler
pm'd you about price with orings, for stage 1. srry have been busy getting the car ready for autox and maybe a few track days, not sure tho.lol Oh and what is the temp rating on the mocal tstat? Im guessing is 180*. And one more ? does it run a 90-10 ratio like when closed 90% bypass's the cooler but 10% still flows to keep consistant pressure? Im not to familiar with mocal t stats..Lol thanks man
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In for a valve cover!
I ordered one from ej but they ended up selling it moments before my pay pal went through...
So um? Yup I'm in totally!
god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!
C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!
Like I said ...I have one EJ valve cover. The billet unit is on the back burner for now unless we can get some confirmed deposits.