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how to install a oil filter relocation kit and oil cooler: Lots of pictures

This week I notice an oil leak under my RAV4. Sure enough, the base of my oil filter has been leaking for some time. But now I notice it leaving a small puddle.

So, I've desired to relocate the OEM oil filter. I found this DIY post on a Celica forum, great. Lots of pictures.

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This week I notice an oil leak under my RAV4. Sure enough, the base of my oil filter has been leaking for some time. But now I notice it leaving a small puddle.

So, I've desired to relocate the OEM oil filter. I found this DIY post on a Celica forum, great. Lots of pictures.

how to install a oil filter relocation kit and oil cooler

King, how's it going?

Good to see you're still "doing-your-thing" here.

I purchased one of these kits years back for my 1st Buick 455 Regal ... and "the-guys" heavily warned me against this due to reported OIL PRESSURE ISSUES.

Just last week, my co-worker/engineer/chassis builder warned against these kits as well.

Also, this guy on V8Buick.com has been using it for YEARS with ABSOLUTELY NOT ONE ISSUE.

Just my little helpful FYI.

Later, King.


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am also looking forward on getting oil coolers on my rav. Am just thinking if there would be enough room for this coolers to fit behind the signal light of our bumper. Or where would be the best location to hook this up. (considering i have FMIC already)
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am also looking forward on getting oil coolers on my rav. Am just thinking if there would be enough room for this coolers to fit behind the signal light of our bumper. Or where would be the best location to hook this up. (considering i have FMIC already)
It's a good move. My RAV4 doesn't burn oil that much. I've heard many RAV4.1 that burn quite a bit. With an oil cooler, its reduces quite a bit. I located mine in the front. While I'm at it i also installed an oil cooler for the trans-axle. If you have a 2WD, like I do. It's a piece of cake. Take a look and let me know. I got some tips for you.
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King, how's it going?

Good to see you're still "doing-your-thing" here.

I purchased one of these kits years back for my 1st Buick 455 Regal ... and "the-guys" heavily warned me against this due to reported OIL PRESSURE ISSUES.

Just last week, my co-worker/engineer/chassis builder warned against these kits as well.

Also, this guy on V8Buick.com has been using it for YEARS with ABSOLUTELY NOT ONE ISSUE.

Just my little helpful FYI.

Later, King.

Guys, don't mind the word "King". They're just being humble themselves. They've got lots of other toy that are awesome, and then some. Gracias por el aprecio.
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It's a good move. My RAV4 doesn't burn oil that much. I've heard many RAV4.1 that burn quite a bit. With an oil cooler, its reduces quite a bit. I located mine in the front. While I'm at it i also installed an oil cooler for the trans-axle. If you have a 2WD, like I do. It's a piece of cake. Take a look and let me know. I got some tips for you.

i see so there is a space behind it. though my bumper is not like yours which is extended. Mine is still a stock one i would need to cut the bottom to fit it. Am thinking to fit a 4"x8"x2" cooler. Do you have the pics on how you fitted yours? Thanks very much.
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I think you can see it right in front of the OEM radiator.



This specific model is Derale 15903. Why double cooler? Well, while I was at it, I also included the oil cooler and the Trans-axle cooler. When installed. It feels like your running your RAV4 on ball barrings.



Derale Cooling Products 15903 - Derale Performance Combination Coolers - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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where did you put the condenser?
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In the upper picture you can see it in front of the OEM radiator.
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In the upper picture you can see it in front of the OEM radiator.
Hi mensa Oh my i didn't see that.

Sorry for bringing up this thread. I've already both a cheap oil cooler which i'll be using as trans-axle cooler (this is the only oil cooler available to me). Since you've already hook a different oil cooler on the trans. How can i fit this cooler on to a AN fittings to my stock trans tubing? Thanks.

This is not the actual pic. But a similar one.

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