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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 18 Nov 2015 14:46 #699256

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Started playing with it yesterday afternoon. It won't work up side down as I planned. Too big. The top bolt was no problem but the bottom ones I had to make a bracket for. I have some 6.37mm aluminum flat bar stock, so I used that. This stuff is HARD. I;ll have to go flexable lines to criss/cross under it, then behind the steering head, along the back bone tubes, then down between the 2-3 intake boots. 3/8 line all the way. I have a line connecting the inlets to keep out dirt for now. Looking for a 3/8 bypass valve. Should be ready for summer. B)
Looking at the pics, I need to do some polishing. :(
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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 20 Nov 2015 13:45 #699648

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This is my old cooler. You can see why I didn't use it.
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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 08:35 #699768

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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 08:55 #699775

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Nice. $37 in UK. How much in US?
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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 11:37 #699803

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Still trying to catch my breath after seeing the price of that IMPROVED Racing thermostat. :ohmy:

Those "Mocal" thermostats have been around a while and I think, sold under more than one name. Price is MUCH better obviously.

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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 12:22 #699817

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You're right. Been looking at three way valves. That one for $37 is doable. Ed, do you know off hand what size fittings are on the cooler? I'd like to have larger inlets.
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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 12:32 #699821

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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 13:02 #699828

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That's even better. Almost local .Cool looking too. I saved it. ;)
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That's even better. Almost local .Cool looking too. I saved it. ;)
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Those 3/8ths couplings are a little too small.
Remember KZ's are high volume - low pressure so 1/2 inch /13mm is the size you need or you will have trouble.
That bypass is intended for higher pressure systems.
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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 14:01 #699844

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You're right. Been looking at three way valves. That one for $37 is doable. Ed, do you know off hand what size fittings are on the cooler? I'd like to have larger inlets.
Steve


Sorry Steve, I don't know the flare size. All I know is they are quite large.

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ZX7/Z1 Oil Cooler 21 Nov 2015 14:43 #699846

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I've got it worked out. The old cooler had 1/2" inlets. I have some fittings off a FI fuel pressure regulator that will fit. I can drill them out and fit 1/2" barbs on them. These are the fittings I plan on getting off eBay. I was thinking the same thing. 3/8" is too small.
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The fittings I had before were for 1/2".
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