best way to float a intercooler over the engine

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best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby coxsy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm

finally got the cooler , now brain fade , what to use to hold it between turbo an manifold , :shock:
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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby DieselBoy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:27 pm

How was it done on my old truck you were working on a few months ago??

That had a top mount and a WRX scoop last time I saw it 8)
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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby coxsy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:45 pm

yer yours was near vertical , spotted a pic today bar across the engine two tabs to hold the cooler but mine only has two tabs on inlet end , may have to tack two mounts on other end
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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby Mud Hog » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:54 pm

I would whipp up some steel brackets, mine was bolt on :oops: but I did have to make a inlet adapter flange/ egr block off.


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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:17 pm

When adding a top mount intercooler ,many people use threaded rod (4 rods mounted vertically) , with nuts/lock nuts to secure the intercooler at the correct height.

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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby coxsy » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:19 pm

that sounds like a idea
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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby coxsy » Sun May 12, 2019 8:13 pm

new manifold welded up stock unit cut added 50 mm to it in height.
The full list of after xmas trip repairs is,
remove fuel tank fix the break in the joint seam from branch hitting the tank welded six mm plate across the mounts to stop that happening again .
remove turbo to get it checked , intake manifold off. to fix exhaust leak ,
new rocker cover gasket left of engine coated in oil residue ,
two off trundles engine mounts mine shagged again,
manifold on turbo ok back on,
then cooler sat on top of rocker cover on block of wood right height so of ,
eight 90 degree bends from four repco shops
set the plumbing up left side to close to turbo one 45 deg brought plus ali intake tube that works ,
make low 90 degree intake for manifold cooler can now move forward an at lower height ,
four legs made cooler sits 40 mm out at the front of the bonnet,
jack bonnet up 40 mm at hinges to lift it of intake hoses
60 mm high scoop brought cover the hole 20 mm over cooler
end result engine temp cooler exhaust gas cooler exhaust gas temp drops rapidly after hills ,
it's a win for a change
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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby Mud Hog » Thu May 16, 2019 3:46 pm

Pics say a thousand words :D bit of a list there
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Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

Postby coxsy » Thu May 16, 2019 5:12 pm

yes a list it is long time to do as well didn't add the need to buy a dc tig unit to weld ali
and it's been so long i posted photos apart from facebook , since the other crowd dropped the ball on photo sharing
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