Improved Racing's thermostatic oil cooler adapters make it easy to add a performance oil cooler to your LS-family engine. The built-in thermostat automatically bypasses the cooler until safe operating temperatures are reached. No more worrying about over-cooling engine oil or long warm-up times!
This "bottom inlet" thermostatic oil cooler adapter is easy to install in the 5th generation Camaro as it does not require adjusting the knock sensor to clear the oil lines. Unlike many other oil cooler adapters, it will also clear the LSX and Dart LS Next engine blocks without modification.
The thermostat block features an additional port which may be used for a 1/8" NPT or M12 sensor or as an oil feed for an oil accumulator or a turbo. For the C5 Corvette, choose the M12 sensor port option to retain use of the factory oil temperature sensor. The factory sensor will plug right in; no need to extend the sensor harness.
The adapter features standard female -08AN O-ring boss ports that accept optional male adapter fittings for -08AN, -10AN or -12AN lines.
Features and Benefits
Bolts to most rear-sump LS engine oil pans with factory style oil bypass cover
Clears the LSX and Dart LS Next engine blocks without modification
Ideal for 5th Generation Camaro, Pontiac G8, and LSX blocks
"Bottom inlet" port may provide better clearance for some long-tube header setups
100% bolt-on in the factory oil cooler adapter location, just above the oil filter
Built-in thermostat helps reduce engine wear and horsepower losses by preventing oil temperatures from dropping below optimal levels
Maintains a minimum oil temperature of 180°F (82°C), 200°F (93°C) or 212°F (100°C) in most conditions (select preferred temperature from the drop down above)
Rebuildable - just send it back to us and we will replace the thermal actuator, spring and seals
Extra OUT port can be used for a sensor, turbo oil feed line, or oil accumulator
Retains stock oil filter location
Oil exiting the adapter is filtered oil
6061-T6 billet aluminum construction with black MIL-A-8625 Type II anodized finish
High-temp Viton seals
Made in the USA