[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] 2Bennett 3B oil cooler upgrade
mturczyn at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 28 18:55:13 EST 2002
At 6:04 PM -0400 4/22/01, Beer, Jerald wrote:
>I recently installed the 2Bennett upgrade. Big Motul oil cooler about 3-4
>times the size of the original. It goes closer to the front of the car,
>facing up and down. Some of the factory ducting is removed.
>Well, I tracked the car last week. South Florida, high 80's, medium high
>humidity. The oil cooler was absolutely no help. Oil temps hit about 150C,
>no better than the original cooler. Fenders are vented. I suspect the face
>up/down configuration has something to do with it. No air is flowing over
>the oil cooler. Water temps were about normal, a little to the right of
>center, just before the second dot (second stage of the cooling fan).
>I called 2Bennett and spoke to Ken and Andrew. They can't explain except to
>say maybe my oil t-stat isn't opening. Unlikely, since I notice a slight oil
>pressure drop just before the oil temp reaches the second (unmarked) line,
>which I estimate to be about 85C. In normal street driving, the gauge sits
>right on the second unmarked line.
>I'll work with some local guys to re-orient the cooler so it gets some air.
>However, I wouldn't recommend spending the $$$ for this upgrade, as it did
>absolutely nothing for me. I would understand it being junk from T-P, but
>surprised from 2Bennett. YMMV.
thought that I would check in with you again since I saw that Brian's
hot s4 that was featured on the S website used the same 2B oil cooler
set up. When I talked to Brian he said that the first time he used
it the oil temps were even higher then stock. He then formed some
crude ducting with some plastic and big change. The ram air started
working and the cooler worked great. Did you keep the set up--if not
I am surprised 2 ben did not tell you to make sure you made some
ducting for it to work.
What did you end up doing. I still have my 911 cooler set up with
the orginal ram air ducting and it works very nice but I would love
to have enven more cooling when I tow in the summer.
talk to you soon
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