So I ran an experiment this afternoon, I originally installed the cooler in the middle of the grill for ease of mounting but have been disappointed with the amount of heat dissipation, only a 15-20F temperature drop. So today I took the grill off and went for a drive. Getting to the freeway in the cool mornings, my oil would get up to about 205F. This afternoon, it only got up to 176F - this is about 15 mile trip at about 60-65 MPH. Then I got on the freeway and running at 90 MPH for 10+ miles, I peaked at 188F with 58 PSI of oil pressure. My ECT never rose above 185F and as soon as I slowed down, it dropped quickly to 180F. It would rise up to 190F when running out some WOT runs but quickly cool back to 185F or lower when cruising 60-65 MPH back the house.
I know even if I move it over, it won’t be near as efficient as wide open air but I’ve heard the sport grill is pretty restrictive. So any grill suggestions?
Pulling the trigger on the hoses and fittings, going to try assembly without a vise.
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