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Old 02-22-04, 01:55 AM
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Intercooler end-tank design

Hello

I am starting a turbo project .... so i am reading up on turbos and related stuff. NEver had a turbo car before.

The engine is a 1.8L BPT DOHC ( this is the Miata / 323 motor ) .... it is already built for boost ( it has piston oil injectors, forged rods and all the other good stuff. I am about to drop some money into this and i want to make the besto of it, for as cheap as possible.

I bought a intecooler core and i was wondering what is the best desing for the end tanks .....

This one Just looks wrong .... the charge has to make make a 90 turn and than another 90 turn. I think this would cause a pressure drop and the air will lose velocity for sure.
A)


This one has the end tanks at the very top and it is a tall core ... i am guessing the bottom part of the cooler is not as active as the bottom part ( making this cooler the equivalnet of a smaller better designed one )

B)


This one i think is the best for keeping the pressure
C)


This one has even smoother design
D)


E) And than you can also go water cooled if you want



Does water normally just sit in a liquid cooler or do they make the water flow ?

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Now second section to intercooler desing ....

The inner design of the core.

Cooling vs Flow

A) Small fins, light density
B) Big fins, light density
C) Small fins, high density
D) Big fins, high densety



What one is good for what amount of boost ? What else does the core desing affect ? How about size ? Is there any formula or good combination of internal core fins, inlet desgin, size ... etc ?
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wow .... ehhh, not feedback on this at all ....

hello, anyone ?
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Intercooler? What's that?

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I say fawk it !!!

I am just going to use a 35 shot on NAWZ to cool **** down instead

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Black_91_GT, go and read Kevin T. Wyum's posts in this thread and you'll have a much better understanding of what is actually happening. Since the air is pressurized it will not act like your intuition tells you.
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Oh, let's not get into a discussion on how well Wyum knows his IC theory...



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