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    I want to get a oil cooler or at least a oil temp sensor cos I think I may be makin it too hot sometimes. i do give it a break when the needle starts to rise a bit though anyway just incase.
    I saw this fitment on ebay. quite good or not so good?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...79&mfe=sidebar
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    I don't think that'll work, as the filter on the 2.8 is encased in plastic.... Rather than a normal filter, which is a metal canister that screws onto the block. That plate is normally sandwitched between the block and filter.

    I could be wrong, and it might fit. Best wait for someone with experience.

    Also, you say that you 'give it a rest when the needle starts to rise'.... Which needle rises ? The temp gauge ? If it's rising while driving, then there's an issue with the cooling system, and an oil cooler isn't going to fix it.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    I don't think that'll work, as the filter on the 2.8 is encased in plastic.... Rather than a normal filter, which is a metal canister that screws onto the block. That plate is normally sandwitched between the block and filter.

    I could be wrong, and it might fit. Best wait for someone with experience.

    Also, you say that you 'give it a rest when the needle starts to rise'.... Which needle rises ? The temp gauge ? If it's rising while driving, then there's an issue with the cooling system, and an oil cooler isn't going to fix it.
    I'll email the shop about the fitment.

    The temp rises up to the middle. it doesn't go higher... but I know the oil temp is prob more than the coolant temp from running at 5k revs for like 5minutes lol.
    just to be safe of super thin oil
     
     

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    and I was doin low speed drifting like 20-30mph so not much airflow to the rad etc !
    I want to be able to keep an eye on the main engine fluid temps
     
     

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    I think your best bet would be to swap out your sump plug for an oil sensor and hook this up to an in car gauge.. this is how the Z3M's run and I think M3's as well?.. should be a fairly straight forward swap and if you google or search on here you might come up with a guide by someone who has already done it - so you know what's involved??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    I think your best bet would be to swap out your sump plug for an oil sensor and hook this up to an in car gauge.. this is how the Z3M's run and I think M3's as well?.. should be a fairly straight forward swap and if you google or search on here you might come up with a guide by someone who has already done it - so you know what's involved??
    Oh cool that would be very easy to install eh?
    thanks alot
    I will do some searchin!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momanatorz View Post
    Oh cool that would be very easy to install eh?
    thanks alot
    I will do some searchin!
    yep - I would imagine it would be very straightforward.. your gauge would have a live and a neutral to hook up and then you'd just need to run the cable to your sensor (which replaces the sump plug?) - although some cars run this set up.. it is questionable as to how accurate taking an oil temp reading from the sump is (as ideally you'd want to read it from the block).. probably good enough as a guide though..

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    Just found this
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-52m...Q5fAccessories
    will continue searching for any UK source
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    yep - I would imagine it would be very straightforward.. your gauge would have a live and a neutral to hook up and then you'd just need to run the cable to your sensor (which replaces the sump plug?) - although some cars run this set up.. it is questionable as to how accurate taking an oil temp reading from the sump is (as ideally you'd want to read it from the block).. probably good enough as a guide though..
    Hmm yeah you're right. cos of the fins on the bottom, it may be cooler than the rest of the oil in the sump :/
    argh
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    I don't think that'll work, as the filter on the 2.8 is encased in plastic.... Rather than a normal filter, which is a metal canister that screws onto the block. That plate is normally sandwitched between the block and filter.

    I could be wrong, and it might fit. Best wait for someone with experience.

    Also, you say that you 'give it a rest when the needle starts to rise'.... Which needle rises ? The temp gauge ? If it's rising while driving, then there's an issue with the cooling system, and an oil cooler isn't going to fix it.
    They said it does fit M52 engines
     
     

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