The final piece to the puzzle before the engine is good to go. Here is where I'm at
Last time I ran this engine, it was in my dsm, with a side exit and alt in the rear. Once I pinned the sandwich cooler bolt it worked great. Before that when it had exhaust to the rear, I had a mighty max forward facing OFH, which did not have a cooler. I did not like no cooler, and low oil pressures when hot. I also dont like sacrificing oil pressure all the time to run through a cooler on a bypass style, so if an external cooler is used Id like to use a thermostat. This is my first GVR4 build and with AC/FMIC I dont expect a lot of room to play with. Im wanting the most cost efficient way of making this work without adding a lot of stuff in the way. The options Ive played out in my head are-
-NOTE- I know these may not be exactly the right thread/item in the links, just examples
Keep the sandwich cooler, get a low profile remote filter kit like this
So thats $100, add another $100 in AN fittings, and it SHOULD work
Use the FFOFH, and get an aftermarket sandwich (coolant type) oil cooler. I havent been able to find one yet, but Im sure they make them.
Use the FFOFH, get a sandwich adapter like this
and do an oil thermostat, temp gauge, external cooler (have that one already)then tap the pan or block for a return fitting after the cooler