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So im looking at going air to water intercooler has any one on erdt or feoa done this to there escort or other project car????


im looking at doing a system where i use a resivoir and tranny tpe cooler and a pump to cerculate the water

if i do this setup ill end up mounting hte IC im looking at where my battery is and relocating the battery.
 

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ive seen it before and ive been told its crap. since you have to have another system to cool the water.. more things to break or fail. youll ahve to check the system periodicaly to confirm the water level... what happens if the pump fails? as your attourney i advise you not to use it.
 

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secondgenlxturbo from ERDT ran a water to air. If I remember right he had over $300 just in to that. That will buy a very nice FMIC. I'd rather have the simplicity of a regular air/air, but I have seen the big time drag car's run water to water with succcess.
 

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marclar said:
ive seen it before and ive been told its crap. since you have to have another system to cool the water.. more things to break or fail. youll ahve to check the system periodicaly to confirm the water level... what happens if the pump fails? as your attourney i advise you not to use it.
megasquirt shows air temp so ill know if it fails and i was thinking about adding actual sensor for it
 

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^^ verry true, with the deadly accurate readings youll be able to tell if theres hot spots in the coolant. wouldnt it be more efficient to run air/air instead of haveing to have a fan cool the radiator for the ic? it just seams like too much effort / worry for me.
 

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not to mention, the materials wound add around 40 pounds of weight to the car, and thats not counting the 5 gallons of water, which would add another 40. Any performance gains would go down the drain because of the extra weight. Then, you have two systems to keep sealed, instead of just one. and if the water core ever leaked into the intake, and you sucked a ton of water into the intake, there's the risk of hydrolock. It seems like a well built FMIC would be a better option.
 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... AMEWN%3AIT

well i sniped this off ebay we will see wont we :)

i already have the pump that was on my water injection system and a spare tranny cooler ... all i need is some plumbing and im gonna relocate the batter to the trunk.

you dont need a fan to cool the tranny cooler if you mount it infront of your radiator..... im looking to do this because ive been hearing AWIC is better for daily driver if you run it on its own coolent system.

any way we will see either way worth a try i can always sell off the awic if i dont like it ;)
 

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The reason why AWIC was "invented" was to run shorter lengths of piping. Less piping means less lag. Less lag is better for racing.
 
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