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footfistart

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#391123 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on Yesterday, 08:52 PM

I like the idea of it but I decided not too. It looks the part now with the car and suits it quite well :).
Nope bumper stayed on. It's very easy to do. That easy it took 30 minutes.


#390991 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on Yesterday, 03:58 PM

I was going to do this but then I thought what's the point. I've spent all that time cleaning and making it look nice and shiny. I know there are definitely gains from stationary but I couldn't be bothered really. If there were to be massive gains in general then manufacturing companies would only make them in black.

And yeah it took 30mins straight forward swap just the way it should be.


#390757 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

Yeah could give them a go why not. It's exactly the same fitment. Mine is smaller than the original but it's twice as thick. Is definitely give it ago. Just make sure you bend all the find back like I had to do. Longest job in the world but worth it. Give it a good wash inside and out to clear any crap and away you go.

So bryan you've got yours mapped? Yours is a mk2 though right? I only ask because mine's a 2.5 and mapping it will enough ecu removal. How does your car feel when driving? I'd love to know from how it drive to the way it responds and accelerates. Is yours a 110 also? I think you could get more than that. Dpf should release a lot more being as it's the most restrictive part that I know of. The car will only perform as well as the most restrictive part. Have you changed your exhaust? I'm doing that cat back including Dpf gut.


#390704 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

I've forgot to say I've done everything I can ie k&n57s, egr and now cooler. just need remap, exhaust sorting out and Dpf smashed out. So I reckon I'll get about 150? It's pushing it but I'm after economy but with maximum performance to go with it so maybe 140ish?


#390700 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 06:42 PM

Well I can't really answer any more questions as I only drove the car a few miles. I've got a 20mile trip home so I'll thrash it then. yeah first feelings more responsive but boost comes on abit later used to be about 1750 and now it's 1900. But it feels good wants to pull more. I guess simular gains again but like I said will take a little while for ecu to adjust. But as far as I'm aware money well spent and it looks the part too. Just need some distance pics to show you all.

It's from an st yes but you can go bigger I recon at least 20 rows before thinking about moving the horn which I didn't need to touch. My is a direct fit and like I've said before it took me half hour to fit. This one is an 8 row cooler but it's twice as thick as the standard one. The standard is ten row but twice as thin so for the loss of rows I've gained extra thickness which will help in cooling. Bigger surface area for the air to flow through.


#390663 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

It's mounted in the same place it's just remove old one and fit new one! Took me 30mins to remove everything and install everything and leak check the pipework.


#390619 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 01:35 PM

Right here's a cheeky pic of it fitted. Will do a full write up tonight as I haven't driven it yet. It took 30 minutes to remove everything and refit it and start the car to leak check the pipework.

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Looks good to me and I'm glad I didn't spray it!


#390579 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

Intercooler fitted :)


#390551 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 27 July 2014 - 08:38 AM

Cooler being footed today Yaay! Loads of pics to come.


#390355 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 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.


#390321 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 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.


#390310 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 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?


#390025 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 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.


#389797 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 24 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

I decided I finish off the cooler so here are the final shots of it. It's not the best but Its the best I could do with the tools I had to hand.

I used a das6 pro with Nushine for stainless steel and other alloys. Its not an aggressive compound as I just wanted to clean the stains off and add some shine. Once polished it was refined with megs ultimate compound. Once refined cooker was jet washed and cleaned inside with megs gold class shampoo. Cooler then rinsed after about ten minutes of soaking and a fair bit of crud came out but not too bad as this cooler was in a st before.

Final shots

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#389768 Tdci Intercooler Question

Posted by footfistart on 24 July 2014 - 09:12 PM

Gave myself abit of a fright today. Just finished polishing my intercooler and I thought I'd go to my car and count the rows. It's got ten and the aftermarket one has 8. So then I thought of measure the original one. That's when I got scared. The original one is bigger!!! I measured from one end of the rows to the other. But then I removed the wind reflectors and measures the entire length and it's the same size as the original. I then measured where the mounts were and they are in the right place. I thought thank god for that or is havea big cry. Anyways here are some ppictures of it before and after polishing.

The cooler is currently drying off after being washed inside with megs gold class. Loads of stuff came out. It's had a layer of AG EGP as that's the only sealant I've got to hand.

Anyways here we go....

Before

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After polishing with nushine. Aircraft polish for stainless.

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And I polished the front and removed the painted logo. It's still got it on the back. I'd much rather something shiny :) these pics are it during I haven't got anything after as sealant is curing.


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More pics to come tomorrow then Saturday all being well weather wise it will be installed. And a review and install guide will be posted for people who are interested.