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      12-30-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Advan Stage 2 oil cooler kit install and review

Hi guys just want to share some pics of instillation and review of Advan stage 2 oil cooler kit for anyone who is looking for a oil cooler that bigger than stock!
kits was installed by David @ EVO GARAGE in Richmond BC Canada. total installation time appx. 5 hours.
first impression of the oil cooler kit: High quality, good fitment overall (but need some improvement - for example, hose connect from oil outlet to external thermostat come about 1" too short, end up need to move thermostat away from bracket. )
oil temperature with new oil cooler
oil temp. stay around 85c during highway driving, stop and go traffic, around 95-100c, after WOT. a few runs, 100c.
please noted due to frezzer cold weather in west coast canada ( 3-7c) during test. the real test will need to wait till i bring the car to the track next year to see if it really help to cool down oil temp. during hard track condition.
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      12-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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Damn nice and clean install! Very nice!
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      12-30-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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Damn, I like that. What's the price on something like this?
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      12-31-2012, 01:44 AM   #4
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love the look of fatty oil coolers. very nice
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I have had the Advan Stage 2 oil cooler for the last 7 months and am always glad I got it. My car is FBO and I like to use the power it makes at every given opportunity - so a decent oil cooling system to match is the least you can do to keep the car happy.

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I also got them to make me an ATF cooler for the other side.

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      12-31-2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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I also got them to make me an ATF cooler for the other side.
What was required for this to work? And what's ATF
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What was required for this to work? And what's ATF
Rather than use the bottom ~15% of the radiator to exchange heat from the transmission (which is the factory method), a bracket and oil cooler are fitted to the left hand side for cooling of the "Automatic Transmission Fluid". As I can see you are manual, its of little benefit to you, but a second oil cooler could be fitted for maximum engine oil cooling for track days/FBO+Meth+upgraded turbos.
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Rather than use the bottom ~15% of the radiator to exchange heat from the transmission (which is the factory method), a bracket and oil cooler are fitted to the left hand side for cooling of the "Automatic Transmission Fluid". As I can see you are manual, its of little benefit to you, but a second oil cooler could be fitted for maximum engine oil cooling for track days/FBO+Meth+upgraded turbos.
Ah gotcha, thanks for clearing that up
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So how does it compare to the ER competition cooler? Can't decide between the two!
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Damn, I like that. What's the price on something like this?
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      12-31-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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Nice install . Advan fabricate quality stuff. Give them feedback on short hose, as may be a LHD thing
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Drawn05
I have had the Advan Stage 2 oil cooler for the last 7 months and am always glad I got it. My car is FBO and I like to use the power it makes at every given opportunity - so a decent oil cooling system to match is the least you can do to keep the car happy.

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I also got them to make me an ATF cooler for the other side.

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ATF cooler is on my mod list too, have u track yours without ATF cooler?
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ATF cooler is on my mod list too, have u track yours without ATF cooler?
I certainly have tracked the car without an ATF cooler, which was the reason I got one.

After about 4x15 minute sessions at the track, my oil temps were ok (had the Oil cooler) but the transmission was shifting like a piece of ####. Power was down as well.
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So how does it compare to the ER competition cooler? Can't decide between the two!
the reason i choose ADVAN over ER because i like the external thermostat set up over using stock one, also I like the quality and component Advan using. The retail prices for this kits is $1295. plus shipping. I know is not cheap but IMO it worth the money.
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I certainly have tracked the car without an ATF cooler, which was the reason I got one.

After about 4x15 minute sessions at the track, my oil temps were ok (had the Oil cooler) but the transmission was shifting like a piece of ####. Power was down as well.
I am worry about my Auto tranny will over heating during track.
thanks for the Info.
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would these kits fit BMW Performance front bumper?
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would these kits fit BMW Performance front bumper?
To be honest , I don't know, get a hold with Justin from Advan performance. I am sure he can figure it out for u.
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Nice install - thanks for posting the pics. I'm going to keep looking, but has anybody figured out a way to use an aftermarket thermostat with the ER dual oil cooler kit? Or even with the OEM oil cooler?
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OP - I have the same kit for 6+ months. How are you finding the Aeroflow fittings? Have you experienced any leaks?
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Will this eliminate overheating limp mode?
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Nice install - thanks for posting the pics. I'm going to keep looking, but has anybody figured out a way to use an aftermarket thermostat with the ER dual oil cooler kit? Or even with the OEM oil cooler?
maybe just add the Mocal thermotate with ER coolers
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      10-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #22
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how are they holding up? leaks, howd it perform on the track, holding up with all the gravel and junk on daily roads?
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