How big a cooler are you using? Honestly, I would have expected a bit bigger difference. Then again, at 240F, you're really not in the range where a cooler is needed.On the track, I used to see oil temps of about 240. But with the cooler, I haven't seen above 225.
That's a bit low. You want your oil to be above the boiling point of water so any entrained water is boiled off and vents out of the system. The 225F you're seeing on track is about perfect.I have my radiator fans set to come on earlier than stock and during the summer (80 deg F) my coolant and oil both run about 180 deg, with the oil cooler fan off.
As crankedupforit said (and I've posted here before), Mocal makes a thermostatic oil cooler take-off that bolts to the block. Not sure what brand of sandwich adapter you've been looking at, but Mocal makes thermostatic sandwich adapters, too - I've had one on my Moostang for years now. (Strangely enough, the SP1CT for 13/16" threads ('04 and '05, I think?) is $170, but the SP1GT for 22mm threads ('06 and '07?) is only $97. WTF?!)I'm also looking into a sandwich adapter that only allows 10% of the oil to pass to the cooler until 180 deg, then it opens to allow all of the oil to route to the cooler.
Depends on your definition of "better". A dry sump system is a whole nuther level of $$, fabrication, etc.Back to the Oil Cooler.
~ Wouldn't a dry sump system be better?? . . . Food for Thought.
I concur with all of the above.Here's a few ideas Adam/Pisinuoff. The fittings should be 10AN for the best flow and should include a Mocal thermostat made for LS engines (see link).They are the cleanest simplest solutions IMO. The lines should be pre cut to fit. Also I wouldn't get carried away with to many rows either. Here is the link for the thermostat.
http://www.improvedracing.com/product_info.php?products_id=33 Check out the mounting pics.
The mounts should be stainless steel the lines should be routed so the whole setup is nice and tidy. You put something like that together and I'll be your first customer. I think this could come in at a pretty attractive price. Just don't see the need for the fan and all. My .02