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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 08:42:47 PM »
Do you plan on towing with your truck?
What radiator are you using?
Is the spare wheel on the bonnet?


Have you measured the space in front of the rad, and compared it with the inter cooler that you're looking at?
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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 09:19:33 PM »
I haven't looked at/measured anything...only the fact that both ports are on one side :doh


I don't plan on doing a lot of towing, and I have the standard radiator.... and the spare wheel is on the back door....


your opinion :)?


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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 10:00:01 PM »
Putting an inter cooler in front of the rad, puts a bit more strain on the cooling system, something to be wary of when tuning to the nth degree or when doing heavy towing.. Sounds like you should be alright.


Spare wheel on the bonnet would mean that you would have to work some way of holding the slam panel up once the diagonal stays are removed in order to get the inter cooler in front of the rad, it tends to get a tad weak...


Have a measure and a think about pipe routes, and then decide..  :up
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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 08:51:53 AM »
i welded up a square out of c section the same size as the slam pane to reinforce it l

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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013, 09:12:43 AM »
I fitted one of those intercoolers to my 6x6 tipper and it fits with a bit of jiggling!
Easy enough to make the brackets up to mount it.
Was in a mad rush to fit it for the article, so not sure i took my usual amount of photos...will check my phone.


quailty seems good, though i believe the ebay intercoolers are a bit hit and miss.
Make sure you do not buy the other twin pass IC on ebay that is overall 790mm long, some listings show the core size in big letters and the overall size lower down - 790mm is far too long to get pipes on the end.


Can someone tell me where to purchase the EGT kits?
I have a 300TDI that i'd like to tweak a little more and fit one of these coolers and get it running safely!
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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2013, 01:17:09 PM »
We can sell you an EGT kit or get them from Auber instruments in Texas.  The thermocouples can be a bit hit and miss, but then again I think they all can, regardless of make.


The 790mm ones do fit, you just have to get a bit creative with the pipework.  :weld



The slam panel is farily easy to reinforce, just something extra to consider.

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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2013, 01:22:07 PM »
So Dan, if I just wanted a small increase in power, to improve driveability in the mid and low range, not increase top speed or give me loads more power, would I be better to just clean the intercooler I have, with a modest increase in boost and adjust the fueling accordingly? Or would you recommend a new, larger intercooler?

Thanks for all the advice :D

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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2013, 01:43:12 PM »
Tbh, I'd probably go for the gauges first, and then a uprated side mounted intercooler from one of the names..  :roll (if i could find one cheep enough)

If you dont fancy adding to their already deep pockets, try and find one on ebay, or fit an uprated one yourself.. or fit a second one?

We fitted a tdv6 one to my brothers 200 tdi conversion it was 36 quid off eblag..  :lol

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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2013, 09:15:17 AM »
2 things..... I'm guessing the TDV6 one would be an upgrade to the one I have already..... and.... could I fit the TDV6 one inline with my existing one? I'm guessing it would be as simple as some extra silicone hose and some bends etc?


Correct me though if I'm wrong


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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2013, 01:42:33 PM »
you could fint a intercooler and rad form a TD5  :mm

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Re: FleaBay Intercoolers
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2013, 02:53:23 PM »
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something to whet your whistle (and its does whistle if you listen carefully)

On a private road (of course)..

2 things..... I'm guessing the TDV6 one would be an upgrade to the one I have already..... and.... could I fit the TDV6 one inline with my existing one? I'm guessing it would be as simple as some extra silicone hose and some bends etc?


Correct me though if I'm wrong


Mat

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