I’ve been upgrading all of the relevant areas for track use on my NC 2.0, and so far so good. All new brakes and suspension, and the engine is in fantastic condition with only 49,000 miles. At the track on Saturday, it didn’t burn a single millimetre of oil and took everything I gave it on the chin.
The one thing I’m paranoid about is the oil temperature. I’ve not got a gauge, and it hasn’t got the OEM oil cooler from the later models. Does anyone have any experience installing an oil cooler on an NC? There’s plenty available for NA’s and NB’s, but the NC’s seem to be £400-£500 for something that’s relatively simple. Maybe even retrofitting the NC2 oil exchanger is a possibility?
Secondly, how hard is it to fit an oil temperature gauge to these cars? Would I need to add a sandwich plate, or does it give this information already allowing me to piggyback it somewhere?
I’d be interested to hear peoples thoughts. Thanks!