When we heard about Mishimoto’s 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Oil Cooler, we had to put it on our Steeda 2015 Competition Orange EcoBoost Mustang!
The entire installation process took about 2 hours – not bad. Especially when you know your turbocharged 4-cylinder engine won’t overheat with this oil cooler as it pumps out over 300 horsepower. This Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler is a direct fit, which makes installation a breeze.
Mishimoto offers their oil cooler in either silver or black and they also give you the option to choose between a billet aluminum oil sandwich plate or thermostatic oil sandwich plate. For our installation, we went with the silver oil cooler and the thermostatic oil sandwich plate since we wanted a faster warmup at startup.
All of the parts needed for the installation were included:
- 3 Application-Specific Mounting Brackets and Spacer
- 19-Row Oil Cooler
- 4′ 3.5″ Stainless Steel Braided Hose with 45° and 120° – 10AN Fittings
- Oil Sandwich Plate
- 3/4″ x 16 Stainless Steel Sandwich Plate Adapter
- 2 M20 x -10AN Straight Fittings
- Mounting Hardware Set
First we lifted our 2015 EcoBoost so we could remove the undertray. After that was completed, we used a flathead screwdriver to remove the eight pop clips that fastened the plastic air diversion cover.
Image of the front bumper hardware removed.
The third stage in this installation process was removing the front bumper. This stage consists of removing the front bumper hardware which are four pop clips, six 8mm screws and two 7mm bolts that are near each headlight behind the fender liner; and unclipping the bumper and six wire harnesses for the turn signals, headlights, and fog lights from the vehicle.
Image of the turn signals, headlights, and fog lights wire harnesses being detached.
Next we removed the air dam, the air shutter arm and all other connectors that connect to the air shutter motor and the ambient temperature sensor. We also removed the lower grill shutters as well as the arm that attaches the lower shutters to the upper shutters. This gives us the room we need to install the Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler.
Before we removed the air shutter arm.
After we removed the air shutter arm.
We then removed our oil filter so that the Mishimoto sandwich plate can attach in place by using the 3/4″ x 16 Stainless Steel adapter.
The 2015 EcoBoost oil filter before being removed.
To avoid any unwanted friction, we lubricated the O-ring on the sandwich plate before fastening it in. Once the sandwich plate and straight fittings are all fastened and secured, we attached the stainless steel braided fittings with the 120 degree fittings connected to the sandwich plate.
Mishimoto oil line fittings and sandwich plate before the oil filter is reattached.
We then lubricated the O-ring and reinstalled the oil filter. Next we snaked the oil lines so that they were next to the steering rack. The shorter oil line with the 45 degree fitting was routed into place first since it was the first to be attached to the oil cooler.
We detached the front support bars in order to attach the oil cooler with its application-specific mounting brackets.
Bottom application-specific mounting bracket.
One of the two top application-specific mounting brackets.
After the oil cooler was mounted, we attached the 45 degree fitting and the longer hose with the 90 degree fitting to the oil cooler. We then started reattaching all of the parts we removed during the install!
The 2015 EcoBoost with the air damn and air shutter arm reattached after installing the Mishimoto oil cooler.
After our 2 hour installation, we couldn’t wait to test it out on the road and track. The Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler reduced our oil temperatures by up to 35+°F. The oil cooler receives the most airflow by being mounted at the front of the vehicle which cools the engine’s oil faster and more efficiently, which is always a good thing with a forced induction setup.
Steeda’s 2015 EcoBoost Mustang with the Mishimoto 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler at Sebring International Raceway during the last weekend in May.
If you want to pick-up a Mishimoto Mustang Oil Cooler Kit for your 2015 EcoBoost Mustang, click here.
To make installation of this oil cooler even easier, Mishimoto has produced a detailed installation video for this 2015 EcoBoost Oil Cooler. You can check it out below!
If you have any questions or concerns, the Steeda sales team is always available to assist.
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