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Krusovice

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I'm rebuilding an NA 1.8 engine with 10:1 pistons and some head work, but otherwise stock.  My original OEM oil cooler may have had some metal go through it, so I need to replace it (the thing that sandwiches between the oil filter and the block).  The car is used in WRL/Champcar, and people are telling me to replace that with an aftermarket oil cooler.  I'm not sure I like the idea of adding complication.

 

Does it make sense to replace the stock part with aftermarket?  Or is there a good source for a replacement OEM part (other than Mazda)?  

 

Really, I'm not sure which way to go and I'm looking for advice from people who know these engines.  Thanks for any guidance.



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Aftermarket are cheaper than replacement 

Most dont clean well.  If engine ever had metal in it, we throw them away. 

 

I had no issue with aftermarket.  We have OEM cleaned ones run through ultrasonic  here for $150.00 plus shipping


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