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Old 03-31-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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Wouldn't it be the best route to go with a water to air intercooler instead of an air to air intercooler? The water to air intercooler would be smaller, and I believe it would cooler better. I don't know how I would plumb it though with having a water cooled turbo too. Also, how exactly would I go about with oil cooling of both the turbo return oil and the transmission oil? The water to air intercooler on ebay I saw was this link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Air-T...spagenameZWDVW

Is there oil coolers where I could control the temperature manually that it is cooling? Laptop hookup ones would be best. Manual dial though would be fine.
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not worth it
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Why is it not worth it?
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you can get the same efficiency from air to air and it is a lot less trouble. You will need a separate water reservoir for the water to air intercooler. You dont want to use engine coolant because it is too hot.
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Alright, that sounds like a good answer. What about the oil cooling for the transmission and for the turbo return oil?
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Transmission doesn't need oil cooling. Cooling turbo return oil is senseless.
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Can you not just fit a regular oil cooler? that way you would help reduce engine/turbo oil temps. Easy enough to do, lots of places to get one from.
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