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Old 12-06-2018, 08:13 PM
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Default Oil cooler with thermostat AND supercharger supply?

Working on finishing up my LS3 with A&A V2 T-Trim.
Looking for an oil cooler adapter that has a thermostat AND provisions for my V2 oil feed/return.

Now, I initially though I could just "T" into the oil cooler lines... but if those are on a thermostat, then my SC wouldn't get any oil if the thermostat is closed.
Maybe I'm missing it, but I can't seem to find an oil cooler adapter that has provisions for both.

http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-co...ter-p-369.html

You guys see anything out there that would work?
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:57 AM
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Why not just use the oil port on side of block like all the kits do?
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Why not just use the oil port on side of block like all the kits do?
That's definitely an option. I would prefer not to drill and tap the pan for a return if I can help it.
Could a guy "T" into the return side of an oil cooler adapter or will that oil have too much pressure to act as an adequate return?
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Have to tap. That would not work.
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Originally Posted by sydneyACE View Post
Working on finishing up my LS3 with A&A V2 T-Trim.
Looking for an oil cooler adapter that has a thermostat AND provisions for my V2 oil feed/return.

Now, I initially though I could just "T" into the oil cooler lines... but if those are on a thermostat, then my SC wouldn't get any oil if the thermostat is closed.
Maybe I'm missing it, but I can't seem to find an oil cooler adapter that has provisions for both.

http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-co...ter-p-369.html

You guys see anything out there that would work?

Simple, just drill/tap a -4 fitting into the "to cooler" area of the adapter.

Job done.

Or if you wanted oil from after...just drill/tap after the cooler. They even show you a picture to make it easy where you would need to drill.


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Old 12-11-2018, 07:47 AM
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Have to tap. That would not work.
I agree, you want a constant flow to the supercharger for the supply. You would have to tap it off the main inlet or outlet of the thermostat, but not the lines going to the oil cooler. I'm not quite sure on a superchager, but on my turbos the drain MUST be a 0psi drain back to the oil pan. If it were pressurized it will not flow properly start blowing past seals.
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Yeah, I see what you guys are saying. I'm just going to treat them like two completely different systems.

Fortunately the A&A kit comes with everything I need to plumb the supercharger, and the motor is out of the car, so It's going to be easy.
I always just assume that I need to buy extra stuff when I get things like this, but A&A REALLY did include everything.

I was just overthinking things and trying to get slick.
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