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Speedy Squirrel Speedy Squirrel is offline
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If air goes into the compressor 10 degrees hotter, it comes out 10 degrees hotter, so the cooling the charge air is the "job" for the whole system, not just the intercooler. IMO your arrangement compromises the engine inlet and engine fin temps to get higher flow through the intercooler ambient side at low speeds. I would rather have access to as much outside air as possible. The engine cyl head temps must get quite high if all the air gets pre-heated by the intercooler first.
Old 12-28-2009, 09:15 PM
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