MOCAL/laminova oil cooler

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    fallenangels New Member

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    I wanted to post up about the great experience that I had after attempting to source a MOCAL/Laminova oil cooler, which can be helpfull in replacing the factory oil cooler that must be removed for turbo aplications and sometimes for sidewinder exaust systems. After looking high and low, getting put on standby, never hearing back from people, a board member recommended that I contact a local U.S. distributor to source my part...they can be found on-line at http://www.batinc.net/
    After checking out their site I ended up purchasing my oil cooler, SS braided lines for my oil and fuel system, all my AN fittings, and even learned that they have one-way-check valves that were needed to set up my Mechanical Oil Scavenge Pump. They have been extremely helpfull with advise, they stock all the parts that they advertise so my turnaround time from order to delivery was under 4 days, and because they are local and stock everything there was no trouble with price changes due to currency conversion for this European part.
    They also sell all the equipment/tools needed to professionally assemble your own lines, which I would recommend as I tried both with and with out them. I managed to keep my lines cleanly built, but the tools make it much faster and easier process.
    I would recommend to anyone looking for these parts to contact them as all my dealings have been great, informative, and quickly delivered. The prices on their parts were very reasonable as well, ask for Eric. These are the pics of some of the items that I purchase from them. I'll post more as time passes and I finish ordering all my fittings from them:
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    These are a few pics of the items that I received so far for the install of my Emtes Mechanical Scavenge Pump. The -10AN SS racing lines with 45degree fitting are a nice feature. I am realy impressed with the overall quality of the fittings as they actualy bolt together to hold the SS line in place vs. the push on type lines, this styel just feels more secure. The sivler cylinder is a check valve that much to my surprise is not only a one-way valve, but is also construced to close off when the pressure of the motor drops from it being turned off so it will work on both the inlet side of the turbo and outlet side of the turbo to prevent capilary siphoning of oil or back flow in and out the turbo when a scavenge pump is employed. Emtes recomends these type valves be installed to prevent the seals of the turbo from being damaged. The other items/fittings are intended to be connected to a "T" fitting at the bottom of the turbo as one side is needed to draw oil away from the turbo via scavenge pump, while the other is recommended to vent the line and prevent that air be sucked through the turbo by the scavenge pump. Again they were more than helpful, I am still waiting on my hoses to build the inlet line that goes to the turbo...more on that to come!!!
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    I got a few emails about this post. Just for the record the only parts that were suplied by BatInc were teh Laminova water cooled oil cooler (the billet rectangular part that is atached to the blue water hoses), the braided SS lines, and the end fittings that are black. In order to get a system going you would have to build your own, which would require some mechanical experience or the ability to cut and fab up your own Stainless Steel Oil Lines. It requires some specialty tools if you want to keep from tearing up the billet fittings and to cut the SS lines to the appropriate sizes. If you are willing to make that kind of investment then one can deffinately build their own kit.
    The part that reada Emtes is a special part that was only made by Emtes...I believe that BigCC sells a modified mechanical oil scavenge pump for those of you running turbos...check with them...I didn't have any luck trying to order this through them and luckily managed to source one from another place.
    Now for those of you looking to build a kit for the Oil Cooler I would be glad to help you as I already have all the measurements and know what parts you will need...feel free to contact me and I can get you a quote if you are interested.
    These are some pics of the current condition of the motor and the kit:
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    Since a few people are wanting to build a water cooled oil cooler to replace the stock air cooled one that you loose the use of with turbos and various exhaust systems I figured I would do a breif update on what needs to be done so that you can build your own. The fabrication of the Stainless Steel Lines aren't hard, but if you want them to look good and not all tore up (i.e. scratched up and have the anodized finished marred) then you will need to purchase the proper tool kit for building these type lines, otherwise the finish will deffinately get ruined and the edges of the connection fitting will get rounded like any aluminum nuts do when using steel wrenches on them. Trust me its worth it to do it the proper way.

    Step one you should replace the oil lines that once went to the factory oil cooler with the fittings (the blue parts) from an oil cooler "By-pass" kit. Disgard the rubber line and fittings they give you with the kit, you won't be needing them. Connect these to the motor like you see in the pics:
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    The next step it to remove your right side water line that connects to the radiator's right side. Measure the inside diameter and use this to order the proper size fitting for the left and right of the new oil cooler. The come in various sizes so be sure to go with the correct one. Once that is done you will need a 90 degree fitting and 45 degree fitting (the black with titanium finish that you see attached to the blue fittings above. The 90 degree fitting goes to the fitting under the oil-filter while the 45 degree one goes on the side of the filter.
    I chose to use Earl's hose separators to keep the lines neat and from rubbing on the motor...being that they are stainless braided lines they will wear into what ever they touch. See the pic with the blue line sepparators. The lines I used were -6AN sized lines. This is also the time when you should figure a position for your oil cooler and cut the water hose to fit it.
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    The rest is cut and dry...attach the oil cooler to the water lines. The connecting fittings that I used are one straight fitting on the bottom of the cooler and one 145 degree fitting that I ran behind the oil cooler. Note: I did precut some heavy duty shrink tubbing that went on the oil line behind the cooler to keep it from sawing through the motor and the cooler because of the abrasive nature of stainless steel braiding. All the fitings in the system were ordered in a -6AN size as well as the SS lines.
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    Hello. Can you build a kit for the Oil Cooler and all the parts to put one together or how much will it cost for you to do my 2006 Hayabusa for me. Thanks, Jrock101. Please e-mail me @ edwardsaviation@aol.com Thanka again.

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