PART NUMBER: 61-3079
OUT OF STOCK
Oil filter mount that replaces the entire factory filter mount and includes a 180* F thermostat, in/out ports for an oil cooler, and a port for an oil temperature sensor. This is for those who are building their own oil cooler setup and need a well thought out solution to getting oil in and out of the engine. Does not include any other components for an oil cooler setup - you are doing your own fittings, lines, cooler, etc.
Works with the factory oil filter.
From our friends at 1 Goal Performance:
Have you wanted a solution to run an oil cooler on your MX5, or other Duratech based engine, but did not want the inherent danger of running a cheap "sandwich plate" which can break and cause engine failure? Want a true thermostat to keep from over cooling your engine oil? Tired of not having a place to measure real oil temperature?
Well so were we! So we fixed it!
The factory oil filter mount(OFM) is a stout part and quite good on stock cars, but they are not worth a damn on performance cars. There are 4 big problems on the stock mount;
1.Built out of cast/machined aluminum, they do not have the strength for the rigors of High Performance street or track use. Many times we have seen or heard of broken oil filter mounts sheering off the canister threads under high loads, or when using a "sandwich plate" to feed a turbo, or as an extension to add a temperature sensor. When this happens, you have ZERO chance of saving the bearings in your engine, as every drop of the life blood, oil, moves through this mount and oil filter. Think about it!
2. No way to tap into the factory oiling system with the stock mount to get your hot, post pump oil out to a cooler, or to feed it back into the engine once it is cooled down. Again, you could use the old standby, a sandwich plate, to do this, but do you really want to take the chance? ZOOM ZOOM BOOM!
3. So lets say you do have a "block off plate" where the oil filter factory oil filter mount fits and have your oil cooler plumbed to it. Got the problem licked, right? WRONG! What happens when you try to cool already cool oil? You lose power!
4. No good, effective way to measure the temperature of your cooled down oil. Yes you can place the sensor in the oil pan, but who cares what the oil temperature is in the oil pan after it has run through the engine? You want to know EXACTLY what the oil temperature is AFTER to cooler, but BEFORE the bearings!
We have spent a huge amount of time and effort to solve all these problems for you. Our new 1GOAL thermostatic filter mount does exactly that!
1. Machined from a solid block of super strong 6061 T6 aluminum billet, featuring a replaceable 304 stainless filter thread boss. This thing is a tank!
2. 1/2 NPT oil cooler in/out fittings in the correct locations for the MX5
3. Our patent pending design replaceable oil cooler thermostat that is factory set to 180deg f to allow for the correct amount of HEATED oil to flow to the cooler. This system will not allow your oil to over cool, but will keep hot oil going to the cooler only when needed. No cold start issues with too high a viscosity, no scuffed bearings do to slow oil flow when under temperature operation!
4. A 1/4 NPT threaded port, with the perfect placement, to allow you to install an aftermarket temperature sensor so you can see the exact condition of your oil heat range.
All this, wrapped up in a very nice, anodized, black housing! Presto, problems solved!
***Does NOT include any sensors, fittings, or oil filter.***
I put one of these in. Getting everything to fit and work was a big hassle. I tapped out the NPT fitting ports for metric banjo fittings and then finished tightened them after the hoses were installed. Had to shorten 2 wrenches to fit in the tight space. Does not come w/ a gasket so order early. Still, probably the best solution.