Thread: Look at these intercoolers
03-09-2008, 11:42 PM #1
Look at these intercoolers
No specs on HP or thermal exchange.
03-10-2008, 12:33 PM #2
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Interesting.... Lindsey Racing deals with Porsche 944's.... I may have to take a closer look as I have a 944. This may actually fit on a Honda. 6, 8, 10 or 12" pipes.
03-10-2008, 06:47 PM #3
I wonder if you could use one to supplement the stock i/c without too much restriction.
03-10-2008, 06:52 PM #4
Hmmmm If they are efficent then this would be the way to go!!!!
03-10-2008, 07:09 PM #5
Hey Rodneyae, how's your intercooler working. Can you tell a big difference.
03-11-2008, 02:51 PM #6
So far so good. I am planning another test this weekend. As with all the rain there has been a lot of trash in the lake. Big diffrentce in acceleration. The big test will be this summer when the lake water and air temps are hot. I will post some numbers if I get out this weekend.
05-03-2008, 10:36 PM #7
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are you running one of these setups?
05-04-2008, 01:17 PM #8
I would not use an automotive type intercooler, only a marine duty.
The automotive are designed to circulate a clean non-corrosive coolant. Saltwater is neither and fresh water is not clean and could stop up the cores.
05-06-2008, 12:51 AM #9
I can see a marine duty maybe anodized or some special aluminum being better for salt water especially if not rinsed but I don't see the clean water problem. I would think if the particles are small enough to flow through the filter screen they would go through the core. I know they will on mine. There's no difference in size in the stock cores and the auto I have. Even though, I may go into saltwater once a year, I always rinse my motor when I get home. I know the core is not as good as marine but I want it to last as long as possible. I may be wrong here, but I'm not going back to stock.
05-06-2008, 06:26 AM #10
The core contamination is also very dependent on a self flushing design that gives sand/mud no place to settle-out/clog. The automotive duty exchangers do not need this feature.
The 12X Honda's block will already trap sand easily and I don't know if the stock intercooler is self-flushing since I was too lazy to check mine when I replaced it with my Nitrocooler. Honda definitely did not finish their "homework" on sand entrainment.....
The corrosion issue is a matter of alloy used and presence of anodes. The salt water is an electrolyte and there is a current path between all the "wetted" metals in the system.
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