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Old 04-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by gtred View Post
Have you considered that it is not a cooler problem, but rather a heating issue? Just brainstorming/wondering about the basics: What kind of timing are you running? Are your egt's high or do you see signs of detonation? Lean afr's?

You can stack a really big rx-7 cooler in the wind on top of the intercooler, or you can lay a cooler passively; horizontal as Hustler did. But if you are getting unusually high temps, then your problem might be unusually high heat production.

Why not check the basics; even try some race fuel... that'd cool it down if it were coming from a ragged edge tune.

If still too hot, then look at your coolant flow; no thermostat/not enough restriction and too fast of coolant flow? Kinked line/too much restriction? Cracked head or head gasket issue pressurizing the system can also look a little like overheating.
Hmm, now that you mention the hoses... one of the heater core hoses is routed in such a way that I bet its a high point in the system. Maybe its trapping air in there. I'll try to re-route it and see if that helps.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #22
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I have my cooler mounted in front of the passenger side wheel sideways along the frame rail. it was the only place I could fit such a large core under the bumper. seems to work just fine. its only a B&M core because I did not want to spend the money for a very large setrab/mocal. the small setrab i have was just not large enough
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I started running aerocatch hood pins and threw my cooler there. It's a TruCool 24 row, retained it with my NB1 swap and no turbo.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:57 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Handy Man View Post
Very good question. Its driving me nuts.

I have a Chinese radiator


The intercooler takes up 95% of the opening to the radiator
So you have a crappy radiator which receives no airflow?

1. Plumb at least 20% of the mouth opening directly to the radiator
2. Get a better radiator
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