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November 6th, 2005, 03:58 PM
this sandwich adapter that everyone keeps speaking of. Shaeff has said it, and so have others. Give part numbers, photos, venders.....anything. Lets have some pricing and things here :p I want one, as I don't really wanna pay the price for the b&m thermostat ($200 bucks)

November 6th, 2005, 05:01 PM


this is a REALLY good thread:


November 6th, 2005, 10:35 PM
sorry shaeff, you didn't answer my question... What about the SANDWITCH ADAPTER.... an adapter that goes between the relocation kit and the block with a thermostat built in. Thats what I'm looking for.

November 6th, 2005, 11:01 PM
oh, haha. my bad. i was in a hurry. here ya go:

these are all sandwich adaptors:

edit: you'd want one that relocates the filter. :)

double edit: i'll look for one with a built in thermostat for ya...

triple edit: here's one, but it doesnt look like it relocates the filter:

quadrouple edit: it looks like if you want a thermostat, you'll have to get one that's NOT part of the sandwich adaptor. all of the sandwich adaptors that have a thermostat in them DONT appear to relocate the filter. :( sorry, i tried. perhaps you'll have better luck in your search! also, for my future setup, i'll be running a B&M thermostat, much like IJ's. :)


for you to do it (assuming you're turbo) you'll need to remove the stock oil filter mount and replace it with the screw on stud from an N/A motor. (pretty inexpensive at the dealer.) then the sandwich adaptor goes on there, and the lines run out to the oil filter, or cooler or however you plumb it.



November 6th, 2005, 11:16 PM
here was the setup I was thinking of....yes, I'm turbo.

I have the N/A filter stud. I want to screw a thermostat sandwich adapter onto it, and then screw a filter relocation base onto that.... would this work?

November 7th, 2005, 11:50 AM
Gixxer, you might run into a clearance issue stacking that many things on the block. Just adding a sandwich adaptor under a stock filter makes it almost impossible to remove the filter without removing the lower IC pipe off the turbo. What we did was run a remote filter block, and then run a B&M thermostatic control valve, which we loated near the filter behind the fog light. The valve does the same thing as a thermostatic sandwich adapter, but lets you place it wherever you want to.

November 7th, 2005, 02:11 PM
that's pretty much what i'm doing. :)


November 7th, 2005, 02:25 PM

November 7th, 2005, 10:47 PM
well, if a sandwich adapter and an actual filter will fit, but you have to remove the lower IC pipe....

The one listed on the site above this post is 1 5/16" thick...that with a filter relocation adapter stacked on it would be about 2.5 inches thick total away from the block, correct?

So the general opinion is that it won't work?

November 7th, 2005, 11:57 PM
It will work,you might have to also get a oil filter relocator kit as well.I put mine with the adaptor where the passenger tow hook used to be

November 8th, 2005, 12:11 AM
I think everyone seems to be missing that. I AM going to run a filter relocation kit...

November 8th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Then why bother with the sandwich adaptor?

Block>NA Filter Stud>Filter adaptor>Filter>T-Stat>Cooler>Filter adaptor>NA Filter Stud>Block

November 8th, 2005, 11:56 PM
because this whole time, I thought the B&m setup for the T-stat was $200 or so, but I was wrong. Its really like $60....lol

November 9th, 2005, 12:12 AM

I was wondering all this time why you weren't doing it that way :)!

November 9th, 2005, 12:46 AM
I've got one on the way, should be in tomorrow...

That cooler I showed you is crap btw....It just came in....its A/N fittings, but the inlet and outlet holes are like 3/8's....not 3/4's like advertised. I hope nobody else buys one. I'm going to demand my money back and go B&M on the cooler also.

November 9th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Good move on the Cooler!

I'm using a small version of it for a Pwr Steer Cooler as well!