24-04-02, 08:34 AM
24-04-02, 08:34 AM
24-04-02, 09:09 AM
It looks very similar to a 9K one but the endtanks are probably better shaped for our application!
Oh and its all ally- but isnt this a negative in terms of heat build up?
24-04-02, 09:25 AM
Not sure, more heatsink capacity initially, just depends if the endtanks stay hot for ages. Stick a waterspray on that thing and I'd say it would be a big improvement. Just wondering what the flow would be like through it? Can't be too bad if it was designed to cope with enough air for an MAN lorry!
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24-04-02, 10:54 AM
I don't know if an all-alloy design is worse in terms of heat build up. Would seem it's not! Anyway, you can't use plastic end tanks with high boost anyhow, so all-alloy is a must.
And all the racing and rallying cars have all-alloy intercoolers - I guess they have to be better that way.
24-04-02, 11:23 AM
I was thinking it might heat up more from being in close proximity to the engine radiator being all ally.
24-04-02, 02:40 PM
Until the intercooler has reached an equilibrium state it acts as a heat soak, so the more metal the better (also the reason why a charge cooler is so effective in normal driving conditions).
I would have thought that we would have more trouble with having open cone filters under the bonnet when standing in traffic than with the end tanks getting warm.
24-04-02, 05:39 PM
It has been stated, that there are limits to intercooler sizing - you can't use a big truck IC efficiently with, say, a Garrett T02 turbochager.
I hear it's because a small turbocharger doesn't have the capacity to "fill" the big IC properly, and this provides excessive lag and other "interesting" features.
What do you people think, could one use a really big truck IC in conjuction with a Saab stock T03, or does it require a bigger turbo?