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Are you saying the 88 does not have the oil pressure and temperature senders like this?

Word of advice for all brave souls trying to do this right. It is much easier to do it in the following order: Install only the "inboard" fitting into the plate, install the sandwich plate,(tighten t

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A thought just occurred to me...

Fitting the oil stat to a rebuilt engine with new coolers etc will mean everything is dry. When the engine is first filled with oil it will give a false reading. And worse will be when the oil is up to temp and the engine starved of oil whilst the coolers and oil lines full up and the oil level drops.

Drawing my own conclusions now but must the oil cooler pipework be filled and any techniques which folks use?

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Hi Guys, just to answer a couple of questions.

 

The plate came with everything required to fit it.

 

As for priming, I had this thought and called Mocal. Their response was that the stat will never physically block oil from entering the cooler, there is simply a bypass that is open when the oil is cold. This means the oil will take the path of least resistance and allow the lines and coolers to fill. When hot, the bypass closes and forces the oil to go through the cooler.

 

Although they have said it's designed this way to avoid the need to prime. My advice would be to prime the best you can, then pull the plugs and injector fuses and crank by hand followed by the starter. Might be OTT but better safe than sorry.

 

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I back filled my cooler lines and new cooler until they overflowed before I connected them to my newly rebuilt engine.  They took quite a large amount of oil.  Im not sure I would fire the engine up on empty lines. Too many things to think about and one thing you know for sure its they should be full of oil.

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That's my thinking too but it was just to clarify that flow to and from the coolers isn't blocked by the thermostat, the oil is simply given another option until it's warm, at which point it's forced through the coolers.

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I'm wondering how much engine oil is in the coolers and pipelines? By the amount that leaked out on my garage floor overnight when I took the engine out, I'd say about a litre, maybe a bit more. Whatever, it was a few rag's worth.

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Combining stat plate with Ford 4.3L engine 90degree oil adapter makes filter changes much easier and cleaner. Plenum stay/support brace has to be bent and twisted to fit between the filter and hose fittings. Use thicker, 4.5mm thick O-ring on the adapter side facing the stat plate.

Stock Ford ring is too thin and may cause leaks.

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9 hours ago, MrDangerUS said:

Combining stat plate with Ford 4.3L engine 90degree oil adapter makes filter changes much easier and cleaner. 

Do you get a much faster build up of oil pressure from a cold start as the oil hasn't drained out of the filter?

Cheers,

John W

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3 hours ago, sailorbob said:

What internal diameter does the 4.5 mm O ring need to be?

62mm ID for 4.5mm O-ring

With thicker ring you must chamfer sharp edges of the adapter  ring groove.

!!! Never use ANY silicone parts/hoses/rings, etc.,  for ANY oil installations !!!

Use only Buna-N rubber or Viton rings.

Great variety here:  https://www.mcmaster.com/o-rings

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4 hours ago, jonwat said:

Do you get a much faster build up of oil pressure from a cold start as the oil hasn't drained out of the filter?

John,

Yes, since the thermostatic sandwich plate remains closed until oil temp 82C, it shortens immensely the length of the oil circuit and the oil pump can build up the pressure almost immediately. Also, the stat plate shortens significantly the oil warm up period.

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