To make my low-mount turbo setup work, I would need to relocate the oil filter to make space for the turbo compressor inlet pipe. Of course, that means mounting the oil filter somewhere else. I also planned on retaining the stock oil cooler instead of my previous oil cooler setup. Personally, in order to make a reliable 500hp S2000 track car that can be lapped endlessly, I think it would require too many extensive modifications. So, the car will be more like a qualifying car, where it’ll be good for a hot lap or two before needing to back off.
I did upgrade the SPAL fan mounting with your prodding. These SPAL fan bracket straps are only about $10 for four of them. This setup looks a little weird to me because I had the oil cooler located here for so long. When I upgraded to the new thinner Koyo radiator, Project S2000 AP1 inherited my old Koyo radiator and Earl’s oil cooler setup.
I used nylon lock nuts to make sure nothing shakes loose. I may go get longer bolts though because it’s best practice to have a couple threads extending past the nut.
You can see here how the oil filter would be in the way of the compressor inlet pipe to the Garrett G25-660.
I had the pre-oil cooler setup on the car with the ARK Design sensor sandwich plate for the MFD2 stacked between the stock oil cooler and oil filter. That is a lot of stuff in the way of the future compressor inlet pipe that needs to get moved.
In case you were wondering this is how much oil stays in the filter when you remove it from the stock location.