Hello everyone, I have recently created a unique oil cooler/heater setup for my 05 Civic that I think some of you may find interesting. Basically what I did is I got this 30 plate heat exchanger and I ran the oil through one side with an oil filter sandwich plate and 10AN lines and I am running the heater hoses through it so the coolant and oil are transferring heat between each other. https:/
This not only keeps the oil cooler, but it also helps heat it up a LOT faster. In cold weather (20-30 degrees) starting out at around 50 degrees (I park in my garage), the oil temp was only up to around 80 degrees F when the coolant warmed up and took about 20 minutes to heat up "fully" to around 160 degrees. But now that I installed this heat exchanger, the oil is now up to around 140 degrees once the coolant is warm, and within around 5 minutes it is within a few degrees of coolant temp (180-185 degrees on my car). The oil temp is also much more stable and no longer significantly affected by ambient temp.
In the summer, this setup will also help to cool the oil off as it was surely getting to above coolant temp, but I don't know exactly how hot since I installed my oil temp gauge in the fall. But according to an infrared thermometer, the oil pan was getting to around 210+ degrees in the summer. Basically this is the same idea as those oil coolers that a lot of vehicles have between the oil filter and the block, just a lot larger and more effective.
Anyways, I thought that this is a pretty "cool" setup that some people may find interesting, so I thought I'd share it. Let me know your thoughts, I'm curious what you all think of this setup www.amazon.com/ gp/ product/ B073ZN61RK/ ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1