Oil thermostat, or not, when fitting a cooler

  1. CompoSimmonite Member

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    I have a 700cc Smart Fortwo and it's proven that the engines last longer on the models fitted with an oil cooler. I've got a brand new cooler so am debating whether to fit an oil thermostat at same time. The OE oil cooler is a tiny item, compared to the one I'm going to fit, and doesn't have a thermostat.
    I reckon a thermostat is a good idea seeing most of my journeys are short local but there are the occasional all day high speed runs on motorways where I think a cooler would be advantagous.
    What is other peoples opionion ?
    Thanks.
     
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  2. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    Always fit a stat, oil works best once it's up to temp.
     
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  3. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    If you're fitting a much bigger cooler than standard then you should fit a thermostat. You could fit it without the thermostat and monitor the oil temperature if you can and see how it runs and if it's running too cold then fit a thermostat.
     
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  4. james butler

    james butler Member

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    yes definately fit an oil stat like kayos says it will regulate the oil temperature much better as you dont want it too cold either
     
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  5. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Quite a few good options available these days with the stat in the cooler and take off plates. have you looked in the Think Automotive catalogue?
     
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