The C7 Corvette's water to oil heat exchanger is appropriate for a street car, but is wildly insufficient for track or performance use. Those looking to delete the factory heat exchanger and replace it with a high-efficiency air to oil cooler can use Improved Racing's thermostatic adapter to maintain precise control of oil temperatures.
Improved Racing's adapter features a built-in thermostat that automatically bypasses the cooler until the oil reaches operating temperature. No need to worry about over-cooling the oil or long warm-up times!
The adapter features standard female -8AN O-ring boss ports that accept optional male adapter fittings for -8AN, -10AN or -12AN lines.
Two interchangeable OUT ports provide flexibility in line routing. A plug is included for the unused port, or an optional sensor adapter fitting may be used for an 1/8" NPT or M12x1.5 sensor. The extra port can also be used as a turbo oil feed or for plumbing an oil accumulator.
Features and Benefits
100% bolt-on in place of the factory heat exchanger, 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
Available in -8AN, -10AN, or -12AN
1x Thermostatic oil cooler adapter block for LT1/LT4 engines
2x Zinc-plated steel mounting screws
1x -8AN plug
Detailed installation instructions
2x Black anodized -8AN, -10AN, or -12AN adapter fittings with Viton O-rings
1x 1/8" NPT or M12x1.5 sensor port adapter fitting
This oil adapter is designed for O-ring boss fittings with a straight thread length of 0.500" or less. We recommend using our fittings in order to guarantee proper fitment and seal.
We recommend using a straight hose end fitting for the OUT port and a 90-degree hose end fitting for the IN port. For additional clearance, use our low profile hose end fitting on the IN port (part number DO-090-08-08 (-8AN lines) or DO-090-10-08 (-10AN lines). Note only one O-ring boss adapter fitting is needed when using this low-profile hose end.
2014-2019 Chevrolet Corvette (C7), all models
Factory oil cooler delete is required. Purchase Improved Racing delete kit part # EC7-681.
GM oil pan part numbers 12684491, 12696685, and 12696686
May fit GM trucks with Gen V Chevrolet small block V8 engines
May fit other vehicles using the Gen V Chevrolet small block LT1, LT4, LT5, L86 and L83 engines
Does fit Holley Gen V LT Pan 302-20
Does not fit GM truck oil pan part # 12696280
Does not fit 6th GenCamaro SS and ZL1 oil pan (use part # EGM-136 instead)
Does not fit 2014-2019 Cadillac CTS-V oil pan (use part # EGM-136 instead)