Prototype 2 cooler mockup

Mishimoto 2015+ Ford Mustang EcoBoost Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 2: Second Prototype Development

Interested in purchasing our Mustang EcoBoost oil cooler kit? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Ford Mustang EcoBoost Oil Cooler Kit

Second Prototype Fabrication

Thank you for joining us for Part 2 of our oil cooler development for the Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost! Last time, we designed our first prototype and evaluated potential pitfalls. We are now prepared to develop a second design, with airflow as our primary target for improvement over the previous mounting position.

This time, we would be positioning the cooler in the center of the grille, in a horizontal orientation. This would ensure that the entire core is exposed to airflow during vehicle motion. Steve, the lead engineer for this project, grabbed some measurements from the vehicle, and began designing a few brackets in 3D. Using these dimensions, the templates were printed so we could fabricate the steel components.

Prototype 2 bracket fabrication
Prototype 2 bracket fabrication

Once we had all three brackets cut, bent, and drilled, the cooler was fully installed on the Mustang. Check out a few shots of this mockup!

Prototype 2 cooler mockup
Prototype 2 cooler mockup
Prototype 2 cooler mockup
Prototype 2 cooler mockup
Prototype 2 cooler mockup
Prototype 2 cooler mockup

This is a neat shot with the  front bumper reinstalled. The cooler we currently have installed is our black powder-coated unit, which is why the cooler is tough to see. One of our silver coolers would stand out a bit more, for those looking for a bit of flash.

Prototype 2 cooler with bumper installed
Prototype 2 cooler with bumper installed

Second Prototype Evaluation

As with the last design, our team got together and evaluated the cooler location, mounting brackets, and line routing. Overall, we are very pleased with this particular setup.

If you have yet to check out our video outlining the kit a bit further, check it out below!

Now that we had a solid design in place, it was time to test this kit to see what kind of gains we could achieve. Check back next time for a look at our testing process and a review of our results!

Thanks for reading!

Interested in purchasing our Mustang EcoBoost oil cooler kit? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Ford Mustang EcoBoost Oil Cooler Kit

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