HKS Oil Cooler – Honda Civic Type-R FK8

HKS Oil Cooler – Honda Civic Type-R FK8

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One of our good customers JRM in Sweden have installed this HKS oil cooler to their customer’s Honda Civic Type-R FK8. JRM were kind enough to give us some feedback on the installation of this kit.

“This HKS Oil Cooler is a great kit, superb finish and fitment quality. HKS state 4 hour installation time, I would say 8-10 hours first time you do it (which will be the case for all customers).

Also EU cars seem to be fitted with a radar (emergency stop/distance between cars on a motorway etc.) that JDM cars perhaps have as an extra. This is located where the kit is supposed to be fitted, so the radar/sensor needs to be removed from the car.

In the instructions it says that you need to modify the mesh but cars with the sensor don’t have a mesh, but they have a plastic cover there instead.

I removed the cover but as you can see in the pictures best thing would be to modify the lid and keep a part of it on the car. This was not possible for me as I managed to grind off the small brackets it’s supposed to be fitted in before I realised I could have kept a piece of the lid.

Different instructions for cars with radars/sensors would be useful. Also the fog light connector on EU cars seems to be larger than on JDM car and won’t fit through the hole in the air duct.

I just took connector apart and routed the wires through the hole and put the connector together again. Also the order in the fitting instruction is a bit odd, I did not follow it page by page, I jumped around.

We are grateful for the great & helpful feedback on this HKS Oil Cooler Kit for Honda Civic Type-R FK8.




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Hi, does removing the radar cause any error messages on the dash board?

What’s the part number for that fog cover with the sensor hole?

The fog panel is a genuine Honda part, so need to ask a dealer.


If I buy this cooler, how do I bypass to not install the radar? T

No ByPass, just disconnect

Does anyone know where this fog cover can be sourced from? I am in the US and cant order EU spec parts here.

Will the radar not be installed after oil cooling is installed?

Can the radar function still be used normally after installation?

did it help you on the track, did the temperature stays low after doing hot laps? is a huge improvement or just a few degrees?

Would removing the radar cause someone bodily injury?

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