Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 11:11:12 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnospam.com>
Subject: Re: Intercooler heatsoak, and peak boost lower.......


MeatballTurbo wrote: > Apart from a cone filter, and alloy recirc valves and replaced vac > hoses, the engine is pretty much standard, haven't tweaked the APC yet, > and if I'm losing boost in spring temps, I hate to think what will > happen mid summer on the few scorching days we get in the UK. > > Any experience anyone? Water spray onto the intercooler works well. Screenwash pump, water tank in the n/s wing area, button on the dash and a couple of fine jets aimed at the IC. Water has a high latent heat, and will remove large amounts of heat from the IC at the press of a button. Not tried a fan, but I'm sure that would help even more. I've definitely experienced power reduction on hot days, but can't say I've noticed much in the last couple of weeks. Are you sure everything else is up to scratch? Plugs etc? I run normal unleaded, and boost easily peaks at 11.5psi on the untweaked T16. -- Grunff

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