HEL Performance Oil Cooler Kit Upgrade | Honda Civic Type R | FK2 2.0T K20C1 | 2015-2016
After the success of HEL's last development work on the latest exciting Japanese pocket rocket, the GR Yaris, They were really keen to look back on another one which would benefit from the same treatment, given how little on the market there was for it. As luck would have it, their old FK2 is now owned by an ex-employee locally, so it seemed sensible to borrow that to do their development work.
Again they knew that they wanted to create an easy to fit oil cooler kit, so they 3D scanned the engine bay to find the best solution. As a result, they manufactured 2 custom aluminium brackets to mount the oil cooler on the crash bar. The cooler then sits in direct air flow in the space between the 2 headlights, the perfect location for effective cooling.
They based the kit around the popular Swedish-manufactured Setrab Series 6 ProLine oil cooler. The 19 row fits perfectly in the space and gives a great balance between minimising pressure loss while giving very effective cooling.
They have been using Setrab oil coolers for over 10 years without any issues and their performance is unrivalled. There are lots of cheaper imported options available, but none have proved to be as reliable.
This comprehensive kit arrives with preassembled HEL braided hoses and anodised aluminium fittings. These AN10 high flow performance hoses deliver and return oil from the oil cooler to a non-thermostatic sandwich plate and a crash bar mounted inline thermostat, set at 92°C (197.6°F). (A full diagram showing exactly where to mount the thermostat and brackets for the cooler is included in the kit). They found that the 92°C option gives you the perfect balance between cooling when needed and letting the engine warm up safely. It's also dangerous for the oil to be too cold and the thermostat controls the temperature with precision.
This direct-fit kit offers a safe and reliable cooling system for the FK2 which is known to suffer heat issues on track. It comes complete with easy-to-understand instructions and our technical support team are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Setrab Series 6 ProLine 19-row oil cooler with AN10 banjo adapters
HEL custom aluminium mounting bracket
Non-thermostatic oil filter sandwich plate with a 92°C in-line thermostat