Engine oil is responsible for a MUCH larger percentage of engine cooling than most people give it credit for. That being said, cool engine temps are also not the only reason this oil cooler kit might be a good idea for your build.
We all know oil viscosity is very important, engine oil is rated on what's called a "Viscosity Index", this index shows the change in viscosity between hot and cold oil. Your engine clearances are designed for a specific thickness or viscosity of oil and this thickness changes greatly with oil temperatures. For this exact reason, we’ve put together this kit with a premium thermostatic oil adapter plate to properly regulate temperatures. Just like the thermostat in the cooling system of your Miata, this sandwich plate blocks the flow of oil to the Setrab oil cooler to allow the engine oil to get to operating temperature before starting to do it's job. Warming oil up is just as important as keeping it within operating temps.
This kit contains all of the premium components you'll need for installation. The pieces of this kit have been carefully selected to serve a very functional purpose.
Posted by Paul S. on May 19th 2015
The Setrab Oil Cooler kit put together by Fab9 is about as complete of a kit that you could ask for when looking to install an oil cooler. It is put together of all very high quality components with more than enough -10AN nylon braided line for any practical installation of the oil cooler. The nylon braided line is also nice because it eliminates concerns of rubbing through wiring or any other lines/hoses. Overall an excellent combination of parts that left me very pleased with my purchase.