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Old 10-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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I came over from CR, trying to come where the smart people post.

Interested in learning about engine management better. I'm already supercharged (just an M45, but it's fun.)

Basically, I bought the car in August 2011 bone stock, and about have it where I want it now. It's a 91.5 NA6.


Bone stock (and wrecked):




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Old 10-04-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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what's that on the charge pipes behind the rad?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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Looks like really big wire loom.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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It's "ARC Cool Fins" - no idea if they do anything or not, but figured I'd try it out in [temporary] lieu of an intercooler. Actually read a lot of good things about them online, but again - haven't seen if they help (and doubt they actually do.)
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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It's "ARC Cool Fins" - no idea if they do anything or not, but figured I'd try it out in [temporary] lieu of an intercooler. Actually read a lot of good things about them online, but again - haven't seen if they help (and doubt they actually do.)
Presupposing that they actually do "work" (in that they transfer an appreciable amount of heat between the charge pipes and the outside air), you have created what Corky Bell refers to as an interheater. IOW, you are transferring heat from the warm air that has just passed through the radiator into the charge pipe.

That said, I doubt that it's doing much actual harm. The amount of heat being transferred from the smooth, open inner surface of the charge pipe to the air passing through it is going to be extremely minimal. There's a reason that "real" intercoolers have such complex, convoluted insides, and it's not just for show.
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Is that a monster can in the engine bay?
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #8
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yeah, he's sponsored
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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Yeah I change the can out alot, radiator overflow can since I deleted the large tank. Will eventually buy a real one, just not top on the priority list since the soda cans work fine.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #10
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Sup bro.
Don't let people know we're from CR. Bad juju.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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So this is where you're hiding?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #12
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Not hiding man.. I'm in plain site.
Dazednconfused took his trolling too far and I got blasted with collateral damage. But whatever... totally worth it. You'll soon realize how totally sucky that website was.

I'm pretty low key on this forum though. Glad to see you around though
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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Haha yeah I do know how sucky it is already, why I'm looking elsewhere to roam. Good to see you too man, you get your hands on an NA over there yet?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:23 PM   #14
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Still in the courts fighting to re instate my license.

Hard to yell at a lawyer who only speaks da japareeez
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ITT: stick bundles
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Stick bundles having a circle jerk because they're from a site for stick bundles.
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