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Old 02-05-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about doing a coolant reroute to my 1.6 engine. I've looked at the 2 that BEGi offer. One that removes the coolant pipe from under the exhaust manifold and routes the heater core pipe around to the cold side of the motor and ties into the hose that goes from the thermostat to the radiator. The "race" reroute involves attaching a specially made pipe between the motor and the thermostat at the back of the motor and that pipe routes coolant from the back of the engine to the hose up front that goes from the thermostat to the radiator. Are there any others that I haven't seen. Any input would be great.
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why is this in the MS section, and why have you not done a search and found a shitload of usefull information? seriously, there should be a dozen threads that will answer just what you asked
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sorry, I was gonna start it off as a MS question but my mind wandered...
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search "spacerless"
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Thanks Braineack, the thread I found after that search was really helpful.
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I actually have a question if anyone's read through brgracer's thread on the spacerless coolant reroute. I have a water cooled turbo and I wanted to know where the return line should go from the turbo. This is assuming of course that I'll be removing the entire thermostat housing off the front of the engine. Maybe another tap before the rear thermostat? Any ideas would be helpful.
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you could tee into heater core hoses supply. and dump into the lower radiator hose...
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Sorry if I sound dumb I was just thinking that if that return line was connected to the thermostat housing in the first place, then it was contributing to the heat that will cause the thermostat to open. Would it be better to tee into the hose going to the radiator though?
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