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911 Oil Cooler Scoop Installation

Pelican Technical Article:

911 Oil Cooler Scoop Installation

Bob Tindel


1 hour1 hr






13mm socket and wrench, floor jack, jack stand, wheel chocks, 8mm socket or wrench, flashlight

Applicable Models:

Porsche 911 (1965-89)
Porsche 912 (1965-69)
Porsche 930 Turbo (1976-89)

Parts Required:

911 oil cooler scoop (#PEL-JM-DUCT)

Performance Gain:

Cooler engine

Complementary Modification:

Fix oil leaks
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     For 911 owners concerned about engine oil temperature (and who isn't), this is a new product that is very easy to install. It provides a significant increase in airflow to the front fender oil cooler, whether it is the "trombone" type loop cooler or the Carrera radiator type cooler.

     This scoop is made of heavy fiberglass, and the color and finish are an exact match to the black trim on a 911. Take a look at our on-line catalogfor more details.

     To begin the installation, jack up the right front of the car and put a jack stand under it for safety. (Figure 1) Now reach inside the lower right front fender and locate the two 8mm nuts that retain the right side marker light. Remove these two nuts, and push out the side marker light. (Figure 2) (I removed the horns to get more working room. Shine a flashlight up into the right front fender, in front of the cooler, and you will see the horn bracket. It is held by only one 13mm nut, so it is easy to remove. I just let it dangle by the wires while I worked.) Follow the side marker light wiring back to the right front turn signal, and unplug it by reaching up under the front valance.

     Now you are ready to install the scoop. Position it in the side marker light opening, and secure it with the two 8mm bolts provided. (Figure 3) Enjoy driving your 911 with increased airflow through the front oil cooler, and more peace of mind during hot weather!

Craig Shields adds:

Re: Your tech article on the oil cooler air scoops.

I just finished the installation and found one thing which wasn't in the article. On my car, there was a thick bracket which blocked the second screw. This bracket is held on with four 13mm bolts, and it has to be removed in order to complete the job.

Otherwise, it worked fine.

Comments and Suggestions:
Gilles Comments: Hi,i just want to how can i buy this part. I am living in france.
Regards .
August 28, 2012
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