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Project Evil e30: Front mounted the intercooler

Finally put the intercooler where it should have went in the first place. Exuse the different colored couplers. The place I got the blue ones from were out of stock so I found these for about a quater of the price. We'll see if they hold up.







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Is that I/C up for the task? It looks a tad small to me then again I am used to huge I/C's designed to attempt to cool a rotary turbo.

Thats going to be a fun car.
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Wow, you're really tearing away at this project.

Could you share your new coupler source?
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My turbo is so small that I think a huge intercooler would actually hurt performance due to the pressure loss.

I got the silicon couplers from a hydralics, plumbing, and pnuematic shop down the street from my office. $8 a piece instead of $30. I went in there for some vaccum pieces and saw them. I have no idea what they are used for.
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Trying to see the Turbo in those pics it looks like a T-03 of some sort. Yes?

Your right, that I/C will probably be plenty if not too much for that little snail.

When I switched from my hybrid T-04 / T-03 setup with a top mount to a true HKS T-04E and huge front mount on my RX-7 I noticed about 500 more RPM's of lag.

Since your car is a N/A to begine with hopefully the lag will be unnoticable.
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The plumbing and routing look much cleaner and more efficient than the last iteration you had. Keep up the great work!

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Trying to see the Turbo in those pics it looks like a T-03 of some sort. Yes?

Your right, that I/C will probably be plenty if not too much for that little snail.

When I switched from my hybrid T-04 / T-03 setup with a top mount to a true HKS T-04E and huge front mount on my RX-7 I noticed about 500 more RPM's of lag.

Since your car is a N/A to begine with hopefully the lag will be unnoticable.
The turbo is a small t3. .42 cold side .48 hot. Boost kicks in at 3200rpms.

Thanks kasien. I plan to take all the couplers out eventually and use welded stainless steel bends.
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Very cool Terry!

(Hey, I sent you an E30tech PM about that airdam)
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Audi 5000 intercooler? Yeah, a bit small but probably OK. If you start boosting quite a bit (say 14+ psi) the end tanks have a tendancy of coming apart. Some big worm clamps from Home Depot can help to prevent this.

Oh, and you did a thorough job of cleaning any old old etc out of the intercooler beforing mounting it I hope. Sometimes they get really gummed up.
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Audi 5000 intercooler? Yeah, a bit small but probably OK. If you start boosting quite a bit (say 14+ psi) the end tanks have a tendancy of coming apart. Some big worm clamps from Home Depot can help to prevent this.

Oh, and you did a thorough job of cleaning any old old etc out of the intercooler beforing mounting it I hope. Sometimes they get really gummed up.
Its an Audi cooler alright. People call it a "blackstone." I'm only boosting 8 psi right now and won't go higher than 10 so I think it will make it. If it doesnt then thats a good reaason to buy a nice one.

It was spotless when I bought it. Then I had some oil trouble so the engine bay got drenched. Now the cooler looks like crap. Thanks for the tip though.
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