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Fitting a Laminova to 1.8 K


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I have reading various threads about K series engine temperatures and cooling and I am tempted to fit a Laminova oil/water heat exchanger.


However, I am concerned about the reports of reduced oil pressure. I am still building the car and something tells me that I would be better to leave the installation of a Laminova until later so I can have the benefit of the higher oil pressure of the standard set-up at least during the running-in period.


Is my thinking correct or am I just seeing dangers where there are none?




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You shouldn't worry. The oil pressure reduction is academic and quickly warmed up oil lubricates better than cold oil. Running in is mostly to do with piston rings and bores which are splash lubricated anyway, so pressure makes no difference.



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