LocostUSA.com

Learning how to build Lotus Seven replicas...together!
It is currently December 14, 2017, 2:32 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: June 19, 2016, 9:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: October 19, 2012, 9:25 pm
Posts: 2636
Location: Summerville, SC
OK guys, How much will my performance suffer if I ditch the intercooler on the SR20turbo motor?

Every time I look at the intercooler and plumbing it just pisses me off. I hate the routing, I hate the space it occupies, I hate how it screws up the lines of the car.

So what happens if I ditch the cooler?

Maybe I'll build a second set of plumbing with cooler delete and do some seat of the pants when it's up and running.

Sincerely,
Frustrated in South Carolina

_________________
Too much week, not enough weekend.

OOPS I did it again
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17496

Blood Sweat and Beers
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=15216


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: June 19, 2016, 11:09 am 
Offline
Toyotaphobe
User avatar

Joined: April 5, 2008, 2:25 am
Posts: 4513
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Actually quite a bit. Where you'll suffer the most is hot days &/or repeated runs or longer time on the throttle.

The heat will build detonation will begin & you could lose an engine.

Of course you could just turn the boost way down to build you a little head room or even remove the turbo. :P

It's well worth it to figure out a way to run an intercooler if performance, rather than just bragging rights or having it make cool sounds, is your goal.

_________________
mobilito ergo sum
I drive therefore I am

I can explain it to you,
but I can't understand it for you.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: June 20, 2016, 7:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: October 19, 2012, 9:25 pm
Posts: 2636
Location: Summerville, SC
I've been asking around on Nissan forums and the general consensus is the cooler is a necessary evil. The knock sensor will keep detuning the engine as heat builds so I don't destroy the engine, but heat soak would be a real problem.

I'm going to spend tom time staring at it after work this week to see if I can do a major re-route

_________________
Too much week, not enough weekend.

OOPS I did it again
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17496

Blood Sweat and Beers
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=15216


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
POWERED_BY