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Old 01-05-2002, 01:25 PM   #1
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I want to install a Sandwich oil adapter to facilitate the installation of a oil cooler,my question is does Saturn have a 13/16 x 16 or a 3/4 x 16 oil filter fitting?, Also i am thinking of using a hose with a 1/2 I.D, will this be sufficient to maintain flow or should i increase or decrease I.D?.Any info would be helpful.
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The good folks at Saturn of Albany have tried to do an oil cooler install with a sandwich adapter and it doesn't work, there is not enough clearance for the adapter and the filter to go in there.

If you want to install an oil cooler you are going to have to go with a remote mount oil filter kit like I did.



The added benifit to this is that you get to run a HUGE oil filter and your oil capacity goes up to ~6 qts..

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Ok i'll buy that,so what type of kit did you use,what I.D hose,where did you mount the cooler?
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http://communities.msn.com/saturnkc/...32007135116673

There is one link where you can get the part # I used. There is very minor clearancing needed I also purchased two 3/8 brass "L" fittings from Home depot so that the install would look cleaner you can see them mounted on top of the filter adapter. I "ported and polished" these so as to reduce pressure drop. The spin on adapter has to be clearanced a little to keep it from hitting the front of the engine but it's nothing major.

I also had to purchase and additional "replacement" perma-cool line kit to get enough hose length, it's a long way around the backside of the engine.

I put the oil cooler in front of the air conditioning condenser/evaporator or whatever the radiator looking air conitioner part is.

The setup works very well and I have had no trouble with it. I do however have 2 modifications that i still want to do for the cooler setup to be perfect in my book. I want to add an oil thermostat because it takes forever for the car to warm up in winter without one and I want to rig a drain in the lower line by the cooler so that I can get every last drop of old oil out of the system when I change the oil.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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Oh one more link http://www.xtremesaturn.com/cgi-bin/...&num=996459174

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