THE BEST OIL COOLER RELOCATION KIT
By Jean Genibrel
AVOID OIL MESSES ON YOUR ENGINE, FRAME, AND HEADERS BY FACILITATING OIL FILTER CHANGES WITH THE PROPER OIL FILTER RELOCATION KIT.
The best oil filter relocation kit has all the correct fittings, adapters, oil filter mounts, and high-temperature and pressure oil hoses. The system should complement the oiling design with appeal, enduring finish, and low restriction to flow. Moreover, the kit should allow quick adaption of an oil cooler and thermostat.
1- The oil filter mount should offer the option to install the inlets and outlets from either side. Some adapters only have the inlet on one side and the outlet on the other. Others have two inlets on the sides and the outlet on the top. This last offering makes the outlet stick out the top of the filter mount, leaving a somewhat odd appearance. The oil filter support should be flow contoured to minimize pressure loss and reduce temperature increase.
2- The engine landing adapter must match the target engine precisely without modifications and should be flow-contoured to protect oil pressure. Find an adapter that allows the fittings to point toward the oil filter pedestal without over or under-tightening it. The best engine landing adapters are CNC machined from billet aluminum. The CNC process guarantees precision, free-flowing passages, and a professional appearance.
3- The fittings: The best oil filter relocation kit contains free-flow AN bent tube fittings void of pipe threads. Those threads are prone to leaking, and they can damage cast adapters.
4- The adapters and O-rings
5- The hose