Does anyone on here know the difference between the regular DTM type 4 upright conversion fan shroud and the V2 DTM Type 4 fan shroud as listed on the type 4 store page. The description on the site is not good. I am wanting to know because I have space issues that won't allow me to use the regular DTM shroud on my Puma. The V2 version is lower profile because it doesn't have the oil cooler air hose on the top. What does the "V2" stand for ,Version 2? Where is the oil cooler located on the V2 version? Thanks in advance to those who reply.
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I think I found the answer on Samba. The V2 type DTM does not have the dog house style oil cooler. A remote oil cooler and thermostat is needed to cool the oil if the V2 shroud is used. This is what I will need to use on my big type 4 engine to get it to work in the Puma. The DTM with the hose on top is too tall to fit into the Puma's engine compartment.
Jimmy, I know I have a type1, not a type4. But I do not have an internal cooler at all within the 911 shroud.
A remote Mesa 96 plate cooler with oil thermostat and fan thermostat will take care of the temperature quite nicely. The best part is it's fully automatic, no switches on the dash to worry about. You can keep an eye on the temp, but don't need to look at it all the time. I'll never understand why guys put in a switch when a thermostat will do the job for you and let you just drive.
The T4 V2 is cheaper, and better, IMHO. I'm the only T1 DTM believer on this site, but it cools better than any other shroud I've tried (and I've tried them all).
If there was a V2 version of the T1 shroud, I'd buy it. The more of the Rube Goldberg T1 oil cooler setup I can get rid of, the better.