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Cooling

Postby squid372 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:28 pm

hello everyone.

I have an issue that hopefully you all can help me out.

I suffer from heat issues due to FMIC.

Has anyone build ducts or vents to get air to the radiator?

everyone's input would be very helpful.

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Re: Cooling

Postby norbs » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:38 pm

What temps are you seeing?
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Re: Cooling

Postby squid372 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:06 pm

Temps are stable when normal driving. but when you do robot to robot it starts to heat up. i see temps of 107 degrees celsius. i would look at ducting around the intercooler to cool the radiator
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Re: Cooling

Postby HardwareBoB » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:11 am

I have a FMIC and I haven't found any additional cooling issues - sealing up the area to maintain flow through will certainly help though.
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Re: Cooling

Postby Euronymous » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:39 am

Robot to robot?
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Re: Cooling

Postby Surge » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:16 am

Euronymous wrote:Robot to robot?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehQJLX3waK4


Also I think for OP, why not go E85 for the cooling effect?
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Re: Cooling

Postby Euronymous » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:18 pm

I'd suggest looking into your cooling system. Blocked rad, fcked fans etc. Because unless its a monstrous thick core it shouldn't affect your cooling to drastically.
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Re: Cooling

Postby squid372 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:38 am

Euronymous wrote:I'd suggest looking into your cooling system. Blocked rad, fcked fans etc. Because unless its a monstrous thick core it shouldn't affect your cooling to drastically.


That's the issue. it is a very tick core.
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Re: Cooling

Postby Euronymous » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:39 am

Like 80mm/100mm? If you have a stock tmic and are feeling motivated, pull the fmic off throw the tmic on and see if your cooling issues persist. I'd be doing this as a last resort.

One other thing, when you did your fmic did you remove any factory shrouds/guards? Because without them it can affect cooling
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Re: Cooling

Postby norbs » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:39 pm

But there would be stuff all air flow when doing the robot to robot right? So not sure that ducting would help. I think maybe you are overwhelming the cooling system. Ways to improve the cooling system or reduce combustion temps is what is needed. But I'm no expert :D
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Re: Cooling

Postby Euronymous » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:10 pm

The ducting/actually isn't just about directing the airflow from driving. But is also mainly to help direct airflow being pulled over the rad by the fans.
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Re: Cooling

Postby squid372 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:54 pm

so i am running a dual core radiator to aleviate the issue but not enough flow is going through the radiator. what have some of you done regarding this issue in your high power cars
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Re: Cooling

Postby Euronymous » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:24 pm

Well, if you're certain your intercooler is your issue, aside from rectifying the airflow issue with it, anything you do is a bandaid solution.
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Re: Cooling

Postby squid372 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:25 pm

This is the cooler
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Re: Cooling

Postby Euronymous » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Even with a thick core like that it should still not be to bad. Right now, aslong as you know your cooling system is all OK. The suggestion hardwarebob made would be your easiest solution. Seal as much of the open edges between rad and ic, so when your driving the air being pushed through the ic is also being pushed through the rad, and when you are stationary the air being pulled through the rad is also being pulled through the cooler core.
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