ok, so i know.. SEARCH NOOB!
i did...for 2 months now...and everytime i find something, i get even more confused.
motor: 1.8L '97
Issue: cooling reroute
what i understand.
there are many fancy drawings around that explain the flow of the coolant.. front the front, to the back.
now, the water pump pushes the water past the cylinders, then out the back where it goes to the heater core which in turn sends the water back to the water pump and the hole cycle continues...this is what is wrong with the system even after doing a reroute..which may improve it but not completely fix the problem...the heater core may not be appropiate to remove enough heat from the water and bypassing the radiator is a big no-no
now, i don't have a heater core, so i cna eliminiate that exit....and the entrance to the waterpump from it by using the thermostat houwing instead of the elbow to the radiator (idea obtained from some random post in here)
my issue is the folowing:
having removed the front housing:
i now don't have:
Coolant feed line to the TB (a plus, cuz who needs that anyways)
Coolant feed line to the Oil Cooler.
now, i understand the spacer is needed because the kia neck will actually touch a piece protruding from the head which has the coolant return from the oil cooler:
i am thinking of shaving that off, but i am having a hard time figuring out where to feed the oil cooler from.
my idea was this:
to feed the oil cooler from where the water neck used to be..this means, tapping the plate and adding a nipple to it...then after the oil cooler, send that to the turbo for cooling (oil won't be near as hot as the turbo, so i am thinking it will actually cool down a bit)
then from the turbo, i'd like to send it back to where the kia neck is to be sent to the radiator for cooling....so, the motor always gets "cold" water from the radiator.
please, don't hate me for yet another coolant bypass thread...
but i am wondering being that this is always asked, why has nobody ever done a proper thread explaining it in detail?
i will get flamed, and i'm ready for it.
My Coolant Re-route