Join Date: May 2002
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Originally posted by turbodog
I disagree. The fan on my front fender mount oil cooler provides much more airflow than ambient. If I had my oil cooler in the front spoiler, a different story. Direct air flow. The intercooler is tucked away from direct air flow. When I turn the intercooler fan on I know I am passing/forcing a lot more air than ambient. It just makes sense. When the fan is off, sure it may reduce airflow a little, but not block it off. If things get warm I turn the fan on.
Please post a pic. I think your idea makes sense - I may try it.
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