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rincewind23
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Oil Cooler Pipes

Post by rincewind23 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:01 am

Hi all,
I've got a Land Rover 90 with a Disco 3.9 v8 in it. The guy who owned it before me (who presumably did the conversion) decided to replace the radiator but keep the oil cooler bit.. It's just hanging there looking broken so now I'm looking to fit a Mocal oil cooler. When I removed this cooler, one of the pipes into the timing cover is 'normal', the other has a strange hole/plug end:
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My question is: Can I just plug the existing holes and use a sandwich plate to take off to the oil cooler? Or do I need to use this special connector as pictured? I've done some research online but the results are inconclusive. I think I have an intermediate serp timing cover, and I've seen reference to this pipe bunging the 'easy way' for the oil, but nothing as to whether I can use a sandwich plate instead.

Cheers,
Kev.



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Re: Oil Cooler Pipes

Post by rincewind23 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:02 am

For some reason the forum wouldn't let me attach two images to the initial post, so this is what I mean by 'just the oil cooler bit' :D
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Re: Oil Cooler Pipes

Post by DEVONMAN » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:37 pm

On an interim type front cover (A cover with a distributor hole and crank driven oil pump) you can bung both of the original oil cooler take off's and use a sandwich plate for the cooler instead. But don't somehow use the original pipes to bung up the holes unless you cut off the long stub with the hole in it.
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