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Cannonball89, it looks nice but why run the cold pipe behind the radiator?

 

It works better if you have the drivers side be the cold pipe so that it is only an S bend to the throttle body.

 

 

How is that setup wrong? Its exactly as you describe it should be. The cold side is going directly to the throttle body.

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Is anyone running water to air intercooler here. I was thinking about running one and using my old condensor core from the ac to cool the water. Piping should be a snap too.

And for Sh#*s and giggles throw a few peltier junction cooler in between the tank and intercooler.

Any thoughts?

 

 

Nick

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Mine is composed of 2.5 inch Oreillys/pep boys exhaust tubing, a Tial 50mm BOV, and an Isuzu intercooler. Runs in between the steering shaft and the frame rail, under the motor, around the oil filter, up between the filter and the starter, through the Firewall into the V mounted IC, out past the IAT sensor, the BOV and into the TB

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How come no one is going in and out the same side? Rather than going across the front of the motor and fhe radiator.

 

That approach uses the two holes to the left of the radiator - routing across the front of the engine allows one of those holes to be used for a cold air intake.

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Just what the GURU`S tell me. In my opinion as long as its on the cold side of the intercooler, who cares.

 

Well, it depends on your "Guru" I guess. Some claim that the hot side is better. Why run hot air through the intercooler if you don't have to? But as Six_Shooter indicated, most of the opinions are based on conjecture, so just put it where ever it makes you happy.

 

Nigel

'73 240ZT

 

 

 

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Well, it depends on your "Guru" I guess. Some claim that the hot side is better. Why run hot air through the intercooler if you don't have to? But as Six_Shooter indicated, most of the opinions are based on conjecture, so just put it where ever it makes you happy.

 

Nigel

'73 240ZT

I agree

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Well, it depends on your "Guru" I guess. Some claim that the hot side is better. Why run hot air through the intercooler if you don't have to? But as Six_Shooter indicated, most of the opinions are based on conjecture, so just put it where ever it makes you happy.

 

Nigel

'73 240ZT

 

 

 

 

While I tend to agree with Nigel......the S30 can house such a large efficient IC that the choice of placement may be a mute point for us. Guys that have little to no room might benefit in efficiency with mounted close to the compressor so not to tax the IC minutely even.

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I think putting it wherever air can flow out the easiest is more important. I'm having issues with surging on throttle-off. Could be many things. But I did have this BOV and this engine working fine together. And that's about all that's stayed the same now.

 

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I thought I posted pictures of mine in this thread already, but I just went back through and didn't see any pictures of mine, so here it is:

 

Another Brown and Boosted S30...

 

This is when I first installed my turbo and EFI, technically, this isn't an intercooled set-up in these first pictures, since I was simply running a bypass pipe across the front of the rad, since I hadn't got a change to make my IC at that point. I did have my BOV attached to it, at the front left corner of the car, just in front of the rad support.

 

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Just a couple pictures of the IC (BOV?) piping running under and around the engine, yes I need to weld some of the tubes together and get rid of some of those couplers...

 

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Move along a couple years (I really slacked on making the IC, even though I had most of the material for a long while):

 

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Mitsu BOV:

 

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I've changed the plumbing a bit at the IC/rad support. I was really trying to keep the IC tubing going through the lower holes in the rad support, but it just wasn't a nice as I'd have liked, so I moved to using both the upper holes, where the vent pieces were.

 

I also have an IC from Mishmoto, that I'm going to try, It's a cross flow, but with the fitment I did on another S30, it looks like I can change the IC piping to be more like how I want it to be.

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6eeaf9a3.jpg This is my old set-up and is pretty typical I've found.Flowed off throttle very smooth and never had anything but very cool intake temps under long duty cycles. BOV was mounted below one of the elbows prior to the IC.

 

One thing to note.....when I had the same configuration in Aluminum pipe it heat soaked temps quite a bit higher....but when in Stainless, it all but went away.

 

I made an air tight seal all the way around the space between the radiator and IC due to having dual fans pulling through the IC and pushing back through the radiator.

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Bloz up, any reason you spaced the intercooler soooooooo far from your radiator? You are generating alot of turbulance in between them and that hurts the efficiency of BOTH systems. I bet if the intercooler was placed properly you would not need that push fan in there. Just my .02

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