It's been years since I put an oil cooler on an engine, but, yes,
thermostatic controlled valves are available. I think I bought mine from
J.C. Whittney. Two hoses connect the valve to the cooler and another two
hoses connect it to the engine. When the oil is cold thge valve bypasses
the cooler and sends it back to the engine.
The setup I had was for a VW, so it may be in that part of their catalog.
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On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, Daniel Neuman wrote:
> Hello All,
> I want to put an oil cooler on my U-20.
> I am worried about it 'overcooling' the oil.
> Does something exist like this? I want something
> that will shunt the oil away from the cooler untill
> the oil reaches a certain temp. Then I want it to
> open and send the hot oil on out to the cooler?
> I've looked in the Summit and Jeg's catalogs but have
> found nothing? Does this exist? If so where can I
> find one?
> Daniel 69 2000
> Oakland, Ca
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