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#31 Lenny

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:43 PM

Look forward to the review once fitted mate looks nice and shiny :)

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:00 PM

It does look good if I say so in comparison with it before. I like shiney bits just hate cleaning them lol. I'm hoping pictures and review will be posted tomorrow evening if not it will be sunday. I'm hoping for some difference with the car. It should do as it's a much higher flow rate than original one, the fins on the original are so close together it makes you wonder if any air is getting through to cool it down.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Not being fitted today will be tomorrow. But i was thinking about spraying it black and now having second thoughts about it? Do i or sont i have just bought everything to do it but now I'm not sure? I know it will only benefit in traffic but no where else? What do you think?

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

I've decided not to spray it. I have spent about 12 hours polishing it so I've decided to polish it again so see if I can rake some of the deeper scratches out. Pictures on the way.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

I've decided not to spray it. I have spent about 12 hours polishing it so I've decided to polish it again so see if I can rake some of the deeper scratches out. Pictures on the way.

Probably for the best after all that hard work, i'd go for the polished look too.  Hopefully the fitting goes well, i'll defiantly be in a bit more of a rush to change mine if you notice any benefits. 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

I quite like shiney stuff. But then with the painted look I guess it would be for the stealth look and possibly more efficient. But then if it was completely true but I'm sure if this was the case then all intercoolers would be black? I'm giving it another polish and abit of a wet sand to get more of the corrosion out. But now it's proving more difficult to get the polish look back. I've just been using 2k wet and dry and 2.5k then cutting polish and then megs ultimate compound to refine it.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

Probably for the best after all that hard work, i'd go for the polished look too.  Hopefully the fitting goes well, i'll defiantly be in a bit more of a rush to change mine if you notice any benefits. 

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http://youtu.be/ZqGAHwpOswk#t=11m49s

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:57 PM

Never mind,
Was trying to link a youtube video to start at 11min 49sec in to the video as a part was quite fitting,
But the link system doesnt work with the forum.

http://youtu.be/ZqGAHwpOswk#t=11m49s

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

Never mind,
Was trying to link a youtube video to start at 11min 49sec in to the video as a part was quite fitting,
But the link system doesnt work with the forum.

http://youtu.be/ZqGAHwpOswk#t=11m49s

 

ahh yes good stuff the gramps car build :rolleyes:



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:32 PM

 
ahh yes good stuff the gramps car build :rolleyes:

:) was trying to link the exact part where moog plays the intercooler like a Harp,
Thought it would be funny,

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

:) was trying to link the exact part where moog plays the intercooler like a Harp,
Thought it would be funny,


Haha I wasn't expecting that, it must of took a bit of practise!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Haha I wasn't expecting that, it must of took a bit of practise!

Genius imagination to associate the harp with an intercooler, followed by skill to be capable of playing it like ya should :lol:
Im gonna get myself one of these intercoolers bleedin massive see vid below

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:47 PM



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:02 PM


That intercooler is ridiculous, my first car was smaller than that!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Jesus that's a missive cooler! You'll need a jet engine to get any sort of air flow through that! Cooler has been repolished and re sealed ready for tomorrow. I'm debating whether to keep the wind deflectors or not? There not invreat condition but I guess it will help the intercooler further by directing extra air towards the cooler.

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