Oil Coolers - available from Flexolite
The cooler consists of alternating layers of oil-ways and air-ways to give the maximum surface area for efficient heat exchange. The simple, brazed construction also provides an ideal strength-to-weight ratio. The standard thickness (front to back measurement) is 50mm (2”), there are two widths readily available and a wide range of heights – normally reckoned in “rows”.
Coolers can be supplied with a variety of connections, but JIC and BSP male threads are the most widely-used (other types can be supplied to order). The coolers are reasonably robust but rubber-mounting is advised in harsh usage or where vibration is a problem. It is recommended that coolers over 16-rows high are mounted using both top and bottom plates or have a clamping arrangement between the top and bottom plates. For really rough use we recommend the CR range of coolers (see below).
Ideally, coolers should be mounted where there is a good supply of cool air - but this is not always possible and we can supply electric fans if required. We suggest that any oil cooler system incorporates a thermostat, not only to help the engine warm up but also to protect the cooler from pressure spikes when starting from cold.
We will be happy to advise on size and type of cooler, location, etc.
STANDARD MOUNTING CONNECTION MATRIX OVERALL
DIMENSIONS (mm): CENTRES CENTRES WIDTH WIDTH
FULL-WIDTH 308 248 235 330
HALF-WIDTH 188 128 115 210
Please specify thread type and size when ordering. If you are unsure please ask.