The oil filter housing on modern VAG engines does not allow for the previously common takeoff plates to fit under the filter and divert oil into an oil cooler mounted elsewhere on the vehicle. Instead they now use an oil to water cooling ‘block’ bolted to the front of the engine, and in many cases an undersized filter, or a paper drop in element, which prevents easy fitting of an oil cooler. As many people have found, if the vehicle is tuned, or if it is towing a heavy load, oil temperatures can rocket, with oil temperatures over 120 deg C (250 deg F) being easily achieved, which is close to the point that engine oil starts to break down.
The Forge Motorsport FMOC2 replaces the oil to water cooling block, and although it still allows coolant to circulate, it more importantly gives two M22 takeoffs which, when fitted with the appropriate adaptor, allow fitment of oil cooler lines between -on6 and -on10 in size (not supplied) which can then be attached to an external oil cooler. Oil temperatures are stabilized, and engines can be worked harder for longer.
To confirm fitment, please check the list of compatible vehicles below. This plate replaces the VAG OEM Part No. 03L 117 021 C. It fits ALL of the 2.0 TDi and 1.6 TDi engines in the vehicles listed below.
Note: This plate uses the Dash 8 Fittings, if you need the Dash 10 fitting order part number FMOC2-10