location for external oil cooler and filter

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as it says, about to refit the engine and I have brought a bugpack kit for an external oil cooler and filter.

Has anyone any photos of locations they have used.

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has anyone any pointers?

Does the filter need to be placed high up in the engine bay or low down (or does it not matter).

If i put the cooler in the space on the lhd side of the engine bay, it it likely to get enough air flow (although I have the kit with the electric fan so this may not be an issue).

Any comments appreciated

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I'll post a couple of pics of my oil cooler install for you but it might not be today.

Location kind of depends on the size of the cooler as there isn't as much scope in fitting the 96 row fan cooled oil cooler where ever you like as it's quite big.

Put in a search, there's a few pics already kicking around on here.
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my understanding was that the coolers shouldn't be in the engine bay as then you are just heating up the air which is about to be sucked into the engine....
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Just in process of buying the 'Bugpack' cooling system, and the guys said NOT to put it in the engine bay as it reduces it's efficiency by 80%! Even with an electric fan!!!

I'm putting mine underneath the chassis
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cheers all, any pics would be appreciated but looks like I will be staying out of the engine bay.
just concerned about putting on the chassis in case of damage?

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Here's a pic of the cooler fixed under the cargo floor.
I just made up some aluminium fixing brackets with rubber bushes to stop vibration.

Ground clearance is surprisingly ok but the only other option for one this size is above the gearbox.

I'll post more pics of the plumbing when it's finished.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Thats where i'm putting mine!!!!!! Although my ride is only about an inch from the floor!!!! 8O
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Sooty wrote:Just in process of buying the 'Bugpack' cooling system, and the guys said NOT to put it in the engine bay as it reduces it's efficiency by 80%! Even with an electric fan!!!

I'm putting mine underneath the chassis
Well I've put mine in the engine bay, opposite corner to the battery. 72 row cooler sits on rubber 'cotton' reels with the panel below cut out and the electric fan on top blowing through. I've a 6" diameter foil pipe wedged between the spare wheel housing and the side panel which is just below the engine side air vents. It works really well :D And isn't vunerable to being hit or fouling up with dirt. Might want to give some thought to the total length of oil pipe as it can affect oil pressure if you've got long lengths of pipe.
Whatever, it's a great bit of kit :D
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That sounds like a good idea Flatbeat.... any pics? My van is that low i'm sure i'll rip the cooler off!!! 8O
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here is mine - located between chassis rails. Works wonders!

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Sooty wrote:That sounds like a good idea Flatbeat.... any pics? My van is that low i'm sure i'll rip the cooler off!!! 8O
Just back from a very wet but still good BVF show. I will try and post some pics but I'm not good at this IT stuff :? so I'll get my son to help when he's about. I do think it's a good place to put it, almost like it's made to go there :D
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If the oil cooler's small enough then tucking it out the way between the chassis rails is always first option but on the bigger fan cooled one's like my 96 row cooler, they won't fit there as they're too wide.

That's the only reason mine is where it is.

The position of Simons is ideal if yours will fit.
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I was limited as to where to put the cooler 'cos of full lenght belly pans, but I kinda like where it is :wink: Will try to post some pics later.
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Right...... shopping list as follows....

Bugpack oil cooler fan kit
oil bypass adaptor
oil thermostat
Bugpack breather box kit
Breather box
oil filter head
filters
hose
guages etc....

This roughly what I need? Where can this shebang be mounted then????

Cheers Derek for all your help, but now confused where to mount it all!
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