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Old 12-10-2017, 03:32 PM   #151
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How about using a charge cooler setup?
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:37 PM   #152
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How about using a charge cooler setup?


Never used one but I'm just not keen on them for some reason, I'm going to fit an intercooler in where Darren did on his mini if there's the same amount of room on a 2 piece front end with the slam panel in the way



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Old 13-10-2017, 11:56 AM   #153
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I think it distorted when welding. I was dropping the top surfaced of the frame where the lower wish bone bolts as I needed to make room for the gearbox to move to the left. All the work was on one side so I think it twisted.

Water to charge air coolers (WCACs) have some advantages but usually the disadvantages outweigh them.

Advantages -
  • Charge cooler can be located anywhere so the charge ducts can be shorter.
  • Launch can be better as they don't soak up to high temperature when stationary like air to charge air coolers (ACACs aka intercoolers).
  • Less lag as smaller air volume between the turbo and the engine. Best designs integrate the cooler into the inlet manifold. (e.g.Ford 1.5GTDI and much of the VW range)

Disadvantages -
  • They need a dedicated water cooling loop with its own pump and radiator.
  • The total set up is typically 5 or more kgs heavier.
  • The low temperature radiator needs to have a much bigger face area to match the efficiency of an ACAC as the inlet temperature difference is lower (Typically ~50degc compared with ~160degC for an ACAC)

Did I mention that I design engine cooling systems for a living
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Old 20-10-2017, 02:25 PM   #154
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Intercooler arrived today, there's plenty of room along the front and it'll get plenty air flow through the grille and I'll get the hole saw out along the front edge of the bonnet for extra flow to the top half






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Old 20-10-2017, 05:28 PM   #155
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Old 20-10-2017, 07:04 PM   #156
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Wow! And I thought I had problems fitting a rad...Good luck matey
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Old 20-10-2017, 07:23 PM   #157
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Wow! And I thought I had problems fitting a rad...Good luck matey
I had a few head scratching moments fitting the rad in with the old engine, things are just getting silly with this one, a lot of grinding and welding just to gain a few extra millimetres here and there
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Old 20-10-2017, 08:22 PM   #158
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Know the feeling, looking a really neat job you're doing though
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Old 20-10-2017, 09:07 PM   #159
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Know the feeling, looking a really neat job you're doing though
Cheers bud
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