(approx) 3 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey, guys. Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com here with the Mishimoto Performance Oil Cooler Kit for all 1979 and up Mustangs. An oil cooler is gonna be a good idea for anyone that has a higher output engine, or for someone that pushes their Mustang performance wise, whether it be on a track, or even on the street. This cooler from Mishimoto is a universal application, so it will work for any Mustang. Oil has two purposes, to lubricate and to cool. The cooling purpose of the oil is actually pretty important to the engine, and it plays a role into how well the oil can lubricate. If the oil is too hot, it breaks down and it won't lubricate as well. It won't have any cooling benefits, and it could also cause a big drop in oil pressure. When oil's routed through a cooler like this one right here, it drops a lot of heat. And just like a rod, the hot oil enters the cooler, passes through the internal tubing that's covered by the fins, and as air passes over these fins, the heat dissipates and the oil is cooled. The amount of cooling that the oil cooler is capable of relates to how many pass through the cooler that the oil makes. The more passes through the cooling front, the more heat the oil will be able to dissipate. You do wanna choose the proper size cooler for your setup though. You need to take into consideration things like power output, capacity of the oil system, the amount of air flow and space for the cooler, since it will need air passing through it in order to cool. This is the 19-row cooler with overall dimensions of 13, by five and a half, by two. This makes the core a little over 11 inches long, so it's mostly core here. Now, this isn't the largest available cooler that's out there, but it is a bigger unit than some. There's no sense in running a big cooler if you don't have the space for it to be effective. That being said, you don't want your oil temp to be too cool either. If the oil is too cool, it won't have the proper viscosity and it won't burn off the moisture that can collect in the oil. A sign of a really good oil cooler is one with a thermostat. The thermostat won't allow the oil to be cooled until it reaches the proper temp. This cooler does have a thermostat add on, which I would recommend picking up, since that's really the proper way to do this. Another important factor when it comes to the ability of the cooler is the size of the inlet and the outlet. You don't want a size that's too small, because that's restrictive, and it's going to cause a drop in oil pressure. This cooler has 10 AN size fittings, which are on a bigger side in the case like this. So, you're looking at a minimal pressure loss, and the fittings are also pre-assembled on stainless steel, braided oil lines, with dowty seals, which makes for leak-free connections. Like I touched on earlier, there are many benefits to keeping lower oil temps. Allowing oil temps to get to a proper temperature where it doesn't get too cold but it's not too hot will help in lubricating the internals. You won't run into oil breakdown issues where the pressure drops to a dangerous level, and you won't have to worry about viscosity either, and have longer oil life and a better protection for the internals. As far as price, you're looking at spending between $350 and $400 for this cooler. It does have a lifetime warranty and it does offer protection for the investment that you have in your car. So I wouldn't call the install here difficult, but you do need to have some technical knowledge. The cooler's gonna come with items to help you mount it, but you can always fab up your own way of mounting this if you're so inclined. Since this is universal, there isn't one correct way to install this, but there are some tips I can give you to help make sure this thing isn't gonna cause a ton of issues for you. You have to be a little bit careful with the install. If it's not done properly, you're going to be playing around with this thing to fix it and it's not going to work as well as it should. The best place to mount the cooler is where it can receive the most air flow. The more air flow the better in this case. The other thing you wanna be careful about is running the lines from the cooler to the motor. The best place to tap into the oil supply is usually right at the oil filter, and you wanna make sure your lines are straight as possible. Overall, you're looking at a two out of three wrenches on the scale and about two or three hours of your time to get this installed. Wrapping things up here, this oil cooler from Mishomoto performance is a universal application cooler that can offer some great benefits for the Mustang. It's gonna work to keep the oil at a more optimal temperature so that it can function better and will lubricate and cool the engine. As always, you can check it out more online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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Keep It Cool. Keep your Mustang's engine oil from overheating and breaking down with a Mishimoto Oil Cooler. By keeping your oil temperatures down, you'll ensure longer oil life and overall better lubrication for your engine's internals. The result? A better running Mustang.
Great for High Powered Ponies. If you're running forced induction or have a heavily modded 'Stang, your engine is probably running hot. Invest in a Mishimoto oil cooler to help your oil temps stay in check whether your Pony is stretching its legs on a hot day on the street or at the track.
Peace of Mind. When your oil temperature runs too hot, the pressure can drop to dangerous levels, causing oil starvation. This hazardous engine condition can even potentially cause engine seizure, costing you lots of money in repairs. By keeping your oil temps down with a Mishimoto oil cooler, you'll protect your investment and ensure your engine is performing at its peak.
Complete Kit. Mishimoto's oil cooler kit includes all the fittings, hardware, sandwich plate and stainless steel lines needed for a typical installation.
Application. The Mishimoto Oil Cooler Kit is a universal kit that will fit all 1979 to 2020 Mustangs; however custom work may be required for fitment and function. Professional installation is required.
Please Note. If you have a Mustang equipped with an oil filter that has a M22 x 1.5 thread pitch, you will need Mishimoto's M22 Sandwich Plate Adapter, part# MMOP-SPTRM22, for proper installation.
Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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January 11, 2019
Will not fit without adapter
The kit it’s self is pretty great everything is of great quality as to expect from This manufacture but the fact that the sandwich plate won’t work because you need m22 adapter for itIs pretty ridiculous you spent 300 dollars for what supposed to be a universal kit it should come with at least some kind of adapter already in the kit to be honest I almost feel kind of lied to or at the very least beat clickctHelpful (3)
August 12, 2018
wont fit on cobra terminator
The sandwich plate part wont be usable on a Termi setup, because the oil filter mount on the oil cooler. the radiator and hoses are universal but you will need something else than that sandwich plateHelpful (1)
June 01, 2018
Would not stop leaking out of the fittings to the sand which plate maybe it’s just mine but 300 dollars it shouldn’t leak anything nice cooler thoughHelpful (4)
October 18, 2017
Mishimoto oil cooler
Great product easy installation the only thing was had to make brackets for it but other the that excellent oil cooler....Helpful (3)
September 03, 2017
Lesson learnt, read the reviews! As the title and other reviews suggest, this kit is not universal. It does not include the M22 adapter to mount the sandwich plate to the motor. I have an 04 GT. Otherwise, the kit is of great quality. Annoying that I have to spend another 30 to get the correct adapter. AM need to update their website, or what would be even nicer is if they included the correct adapter in the first place!Helpful (9)
April 24, 2017
It's NOT universal
The specifications stated that this product fits ALL Mustangs from I believe '79 to present. Well, it did not fit my '99 Mustang Cobra, and it wouldn't have fit my 2010 Shelby Cobra GT500 either, as they take the same filter. When I inquired about this I was told that I'd have to spend another $159 for an additional sandwich plate and fitting. I was very disappointed, and American Muscle would not discount the additional part either. I've owned Mustangs for 30 years, and have purchased many parts from this company. I also have a '73 Mach 1 that I'm restoring. Well, I have three Mustangs total, and I won't be using American Muscle again. Thank you.Helpful (26)
September 21, 2016
Oil Cooler kit
I am so disappointed it doesn't come with installment guide and it is so hard to find the installment guide online for my 2005 Mustang GT. It doesn't come with bracket so considers this is a universal product and it is up to you to make the bracket for it and where to put it on. It will be so nice to have the select options to see which Mishimoto's Sandwich Plate Adapter (M22 or M20) that fits your car or should not include any of these adapters when order the Oil Cooler kit. I feels having a wrong adapter included with that kit is a waste when I have to buy right one and sell the incorrect one. But top of all, the Mishimoto Performance Oil Cooler kit itself is excellent in quality and function. When I have to register the product on their main website for the warranty; it is little confusing and frustrating because when it asks for the model number of product and serial number, I'm like which one? Cos there are so many numbers all over the packages. No paper inside the box! Nothing. Also when I input the Vehicle Make selection (Ford) and then go on next selection to what Model, to my astonishing, there are no Mustang shown, only trucks models! Also asking me for the receipt for the proof of my purchased kit, I don't have any from you and I had to snap picture of my order account on your website and emailed it to them. They hesitated but accept it anyway.Helpful (7)
August 17, 2014
Good cooler bolt on
This kit was easy to install. It seems to be working well. Had some issues with minor seeps at full throttle track day events but were easily fixed with twist of the wrench. I put the 90 degree hoses at the filter and the straight connections into the cooler. Worked better for me.Helpful (5)
February 20, 2013
thought i would have some trouble putting it in when i was taking out of the box because the lines are so short. but they worked, and perfectly for that matter. i have a low pressure turbo on my mustang and im pushing around 345 bwhp. justtttt enough to spank the dumb kids in there parents little audi. and this also helps BIG TIME when im at the strip didnt over heat at all and usually do once a day when im there. good buy. great product. AM rules!Helpful (15)
For installation on a 2015-2017 mustang will the oil temperature sensors be obsolete in this installation?
After installing Mishimoto Performance Oil Cooler Kit, your temperature sensors will still work. They will not become obsolete. You will just be reading cooler oil temperatures.
What is needed for this to fit a 2018 premium manual GT? Which adapter plate? Additional parts or accessories?
The Mishimoto Oil Cooler Kit is a universal kit that will fit all 1979 to 2019 Mustangs; however custom work may be required for fitment and function. We have not done the testing on each and every possible application so we do not have the information on what exactly is needed to be done to make this work.
How much oil capacity does this kit add to the system?
This does not increase the oil capacity, rather cools the oil to promote better lubrication and avoid overheating.
Does this cool everything including the transmission
The Mishimoto Performance Oil Cooler Kit does not directly cool the transmission of your vehicle. We recommend installing a transmission cooler if you are looking to keep control over your transmission temperatures.
Will this fit a 20007 mustang gt? I saw in some of the reviews it’s not universal and want to ensure it will fit my mustang.
The oil cooler kit does have a universal fitment. However, since it is not designed for a specific year or model, custom work may be required for proper fitment. We highly recommend having a shop do the install for this reason.
The Mishimoto Performance Oil Cooler Kit will fit the 2018 Performance Package GT Mustang equipped with an Automatic Transmission.
This will work with your Mustang but is designed for heavily modified Mustangs especially if you were running forced induction as this will help your oil temperatures stay cooler to make sure that your engine isn't running running hot.
I bought the same type...there are mtn holes on top & bottom..what I did I bought some 1 inch metal with the holes already in it..mtned it to kooler & found a good spot to put the other end....remember air has to pass thru it in order to work.., you can mtn it in frt of rad...or under car if you have room.....leave space between rad & kooler...I dont think there is a bracket available
you can mtn kooler in frt of rad...leave space in between rad & kooler...mtn just the way you look at it...you can mtn under car if you have room.. remember air has to pass thru it in order to kool, youll have to make your own brackets out of flat stock..there are mtn holes on top & bot...good luck...
yes you can add the thermostat ...you will need this for the kooler climates...thermostat doen't come with this unit...its a add on ....good luck
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