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intercooler for a radiator
Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:42 AM
i know intercoolers are built a bit differently than radiators, so i hope it will cool off my 2.7, with the help of a front mount oil cooler =].
Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:56 AM
I want a wide "radiator" that fits under my hood line but is not as tall as stock. Then I could cut into my front end and create a better approach angle for off roading.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:14 PM
Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:17 PM
I would suggest that either you have a radiator show do a flow test on it, or at least you do a simple shade-tree flow test: With radiator/intercoler on end so that one tank is on the ground (under the rest of the cooler), temporarily plug the bottom tank's out let and fill the cooler from the other outlet (just fill... do not force). When the cooler is full (water spilling out top outlet), uncovr the bottom outlet and see how quickly the water rushes out and finishes emptying. Sluggish draining = poor flow.
Shop flow test is a whole lot better. And too bad it isn't a copper intercooler.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:53 PM
the er27 has two rad caps, one on the radiator, and one on the intake, right after the thermostat.
i know i can fill it through the rad cap, on the manifold, but does it need an overflow? im sure it does. im thinking i could plum in a cap, on a t, off one of the hoses, kinda like some saturns did. or drill a hole in the manifold, that the cap can bleed off coolant as it heats up.
??? i think ???
Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:12 PM
Regarding flow, I was thinking more about the core/tube restriction, not the inlet/outlet. No such thing as flowing too fast. Only worry is ability to effectively transfer heat. In fact, there are advantages to flowing much faster than standard... more consistant temps, less stress on pump.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:21 PM
Posted 17 November 2004 - 02:31 PM
A good radiator man (or woman) can do amazing things with standardized parts.
Oh... and copper, copper, copper!
Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:05 PM
Posted 01 December 2004 - 08:48 PM
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