Gotcha...no harm...no foul.I wasn't responding to you in particular. The question of who's responsibility it is to address a "Known Problem" was brought up a few times and I was just stating my position.
Deleting the sandwich plate sounds like a relatively easy fix... Thanks Keeper, I might look into that. Can you remove the oil coolers without pulling the clam? Still the oil coolers were there for a reason, even Toyotas with our engines have the heat exchanger... I guess its probably fine for street use, but I just don't want to introduce more problems...:shrug:
And I agree with your comments about the oil cooler delete option. I read a little about that last night. Probably not a good option for me either. It gets damn hot here in the Sushine State. I see you're in California. It gets hot there too. But it's a dry heat, right?