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LINDSEY RACING 3X OIL COOLER 944T
Remove Front Bumper
Although it may be possible to install the cooler with the front bumper in place and by just removing the bat wing, it will be more difficult. We recommend removal of the bumper. Consult your body shop or mechanic for this process.
Remove Factory Oil Cooler and Lines.
This Lindsey Racing Oil Cooler Kit completely replaces the factory oil cooler and lines. So you need to access and remove the factory oil cooler, and it's lines. Those lines attach to the oil filter console. Those connections at the console are difficult to access because the headers, header heat shielding, oil pressure sending unit, oil filter, sway bar bracket, power steering hose and power steering pump are in the way. So this is by far the most difficult part.
We recommend to just remove the oil filter console from the engine block and change the fittings on the work bench. You will need a new filter housing gasket. Even if you remove all the above items out of the way, the original fittings are very tight and stubborn to remove.
The PERFECT time to think about this cooler is when the engine is out of the car. Then you can simply change the fittings before the engine goes back in.
Hang or Mount the Oil Cooler
Oil Filter Housing Fittings.
Remove the old fittings, and install the new fittings supplied with our kit.
As you can see by the pictures, it's pretty straight forward.
We recommend a few drops of oil be places on the threads of the fittings before you install them. This can prevent galling of the threads. The hose fittings will then easily screw on with just your fingers. This will prevent cross threading and the damaging of anything. If they do not finger tighten, then your not properly started on the nipple. Remove and try again until then screw on freely.
We suggest you install the top hose first by Installing the oil filter console end of the hose first, then attach to the cooler. You may need to pull the hose back slightly to get over the nipple on the oil cooler. Same goes for the lower hose.
DO NOT TIGHTEN AT THIS TIME when the hoses are in place.
There is a short "upper" return hose and a longer "lower" feed hose. The short hose has 45 degree fittings on both ends. One end attaches to the fitting on the oil filter console pointing to the right side, while the other fitting attaches to the top nipple on the oil cooler.
The longer hose goes on the bottom, and has different fittings on the ends. the 45 degree fitting attaches to the oil filter console fitting nipple facing forward, and the straight fitting will attach to the lower nipple on the oil cooler.
The hoses have swivel ends. Swivel the hoses so that they are relaxed, (the curve goes with where it needs to curve around an obstacles like the radiator hose). Then position the hoses so the are not touching the anything. There should be air space around all hoses at this point.
Now you can tighten the hoses down to stay.
Lindsey 3X+ Oil CoolerThe 3X oil cooler was changed to the 3X+ early 2012. We added one more row of tubes, making it a 8 row cooler. We changed the fin design to a louvered fin which is supposed to have additional cooling. We also went from a double pass (down and back) to a single pass set-up. So with this, the lines are ran a little differently. Here we have a few pictures showing how you can route the lines on the 3X+.