I wanted to let everyone know that there is a water to air intercooler that works very well and consistantly, without getting heat soaked during operation. It is produced by FMD performance and is an excellant product. It has been in developement and testing for some time now. The unit is high quality T6061 billet alluminium, all pieces are either extruded or CNC machined for a product that is second to none. We have seen a timing advance of 14 degrees. Temperature readings in the intake of 110 degrees.
interesting application; looks like it uses the Laminova cores and extrusions (I have a few I've been playing with)
a couple of questions:
I assume the blue thing is just a coupling;
did you do a test on flow restriction? laminovas don't do well in this respect;
are there internal baffles to direct flow evenly over the entire core length?
The blue thing is the air flow tube to the intercooler. The flow test on the unit has the same air flow as stock which is 375 cfm's and the same pressure drop as well of just 1 pound across the system. We have not found a need to baffle the tube. And you are right about Laminova's design with regards to air flow but our engineers have done some redesigning of the unit as you can see.
The hose routing is hard to show because it is a clean install. Here are a few pics hope these help.
Basically from the unit close to the fire wall it runs behind the plastic wall next to the intake goes to the left towards the ABS controller where the resivoir tank is located. From the bottom of the tank under the car along the frame rail to a pump which is mounted behind the bumper cover to the right of the fog light. From the pump to the first radiator and then to a second radiator in series, from their up to the front of the unit. There is also a 1/4" hose from the resivoir tank to the pump as a bleeder line to eliminate air in the system. There is also a bleeder valve on the intercooler to make sure ther is no air pockets in the intercooler itself.
The battery conection is in the same location but lower.
A few more pics for you. The first pic is of the 2 radiators in the front directly behind the lower bumper grill and just below the alluminium bumper impact brace. The radiators have aprox. 1/4" gap between them and the A/C condensor.
Last edited by mars31971; Jul 5th, 2004 at 11:58 AM.
Also I failed to mention that all of the testing was done with the 19% pulley. So those of you with 15% pulley's will see even lower temps. Side note car was seeing 14psi boost at 6000' and 18psi at sea level, speed traveling at time of boost reading was 140 MPH.
Overseas should not be a problem, as for RHD I don't see a problem but I will double check with Anthony as he is the technician. I will get back to you as soon as I find out for sure. The kit is $1860.00 U.S. and the labor time is estimated at 4 hrs.
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