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Postby happy van » 04 Jan 2020, 22:23

Hi I'm going to fit a 2.1 MV engine into my van and was wondering can I use it with out the oil cooler as it did not come with the engine thanks
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby kevtherev » 05 Jan 2020, 16:32

I would say yes.
But it would be reinstated asap
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby maxstu » 05 Jan 2020, 16:33

I'll take a punt with yes you can. If you mean the one attached to oil filter mount normally found on DJ? Are you changing from DG to MV?
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby happy van » 05 Jan 2020, 18:38

Hi yes I do mean the one that fit between the oil filter and I'm changing to a 2.1 MV engine as I blow up my 1.9 DG and the MV engine come up for sale cheap .
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby maxstu » 05 Jan 2020, 20:41

If fitting oil cooler...about 50 quid new from Brickwerks, then you will need correct thermostat housing and pipework too.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby kevtherev » 05 Jan 2020, 20:50

happy van wrote:Hi yes I do mean the one that fit between the oil filter and I'm changing to a 2.1 MV engine as I blow up my 1.9 DG and the MV engine come up for sale cheap .

Ah I see.
Well my pal fitted a DJ in place of his DG several years ago without this cooler.
And there's been no issues.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby happy van » 05 Jan 2020, 21:27

Thanks by any chance do you know what tube for the oil filter did he use as the DJ/MV one is to long as I'm not using the oil cooler thanks.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby maxstu » 10 Jan 2020, 06:29

happy van wrote:Thanks by any chance do you know what tube for the oil filter did he use as the DJ/MV one is to long as I'm not using the oil cooler thanks.



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https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/threaded-u ... df-ct.html
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby shepster » 10 Jan 2020, 10:07

Or use the one off your knackered 1.9.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby DoubleOSeven » 14 Jan 2020, 14:04

I replaced my 1.9DG with a 2.1MV some 5 years ago and didn't fit the factory oil cooler (oil warmer). I've had no overheating issues but I don't know the condition of the bottom bearings to be honest, but 5 years is not to be sniffed at. It'll probably outlive my ownership requirements based on how well it pulls & feels to me. I did fit a 30mm oil pump & an 80 Deg thermostat though, which may help.

Bit of can of worms amongst the members here, various opinions all been discussed here before. I guess it's your call, your van.

From memory, I think the reason I did not fit it initially was not having the pipework from the DG. I do monitor the oil temp via a guage on the dash. It never goes over 120C, even when I'm doing 90mph (on a private road) :)

The engine builders always fit them.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby happy van » 19 Jan 2020, 22:20

Hi thanks for the info I think I will run it with out and fit a oil ten gauge. :ok
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby 123-jn » 05 Feb 2020, 23:54

My 2.1 DJ needs an oil cooler. It would regularly run at over 130 /140 degrees C without. I fitted a sandwich plate and a thermostatic valve to mine and a 26 row oil cooler next to the gearbox . Now It runs 90 -100 unless I really work it hard up a hill when it may reach 110 in the summer.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby DoubleOSeven » 06 Feb 2020, 10:40

I think we can safely say DJ’s need cooling because they are high compression engines. MV’s are low compression engines.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby 123-jn » 11 Feb 2020, 16:12

Yes MV's are borderline but its not difficult to fit one and some of the chinese ones are OK. probably 150-200 pounds in total with stat plate and hoses. With Synthetic Oil you are probably OK without unless you tow or do alot of fast motorway runs.
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Re: 2.1 MV engine

Postby happy van » 27 Feb 2020, 18:28

Hi where is the best place to get a after market oil cooler kit for my MV engine thanks.
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