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Old 01-14-2008, 03:19 PM   #51
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It may require a "touch up", I would watch the AFR a day or two just to be safe.

BUT if it does need a touch up it should be something Tom can do without the car.
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I want to say something here..

Me and Fordcus Fan may differ on our views of which form of FI is best and I'm sure that over time we both may have misinterpeted each others posts... which is easy to do on a forum.

But that doesnt mean he doesnt know what he's talking about, I'm sure he's a very compentent mechanic and educated as well.

And I will admit that sometimes I am biased towards turbo's... I try not to be but I am not always able to pull it off.

I would like to apologize for any misunderstandings that may have occured and I invite him to contribute any helpful information he has to this thread.

Be it either turbo or supercharger, in the end it all boils down to 2 things... preference and budget.

All boost is good... and some boost can be GREAT!!!
I don't think you need to apologize because your right this is a forum & any post can easily be misinterpeted . I just need to remind myself "agree to disagree respectfully".
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Anything for Wastegates and BOVs/Diverters? All sorts of sizes and types, that will affect hp/tq.
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Not really.

The only issue would be getting too BIG of a wastegate.. which in turn causes difficulties for the boost controller... it makes it harder to control

I run the 38mm TIAL and I have had no issues at all and I run more boost than most of the people on the board.
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i need some money for a turbo
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nice write up john...

but vortech is spelled with an H...lol thats the only issue i have...nice write up tho man.
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Hey how bout a section debating the pros and cons of different intercooling types for the turbo applications? I was gonna start a thread but i figured if we put it in here then it will be asked less frequently.
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Good idea, you wanna start it or do you want me to do it??
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I can start and you can finish/correct me where im wrong.

Air to Air

Consists of an heat exchanger that allows the outer air to rush past and cool the air being forced through the intercooler and into the engine.

Pros:

The cost of air to air is relatively low compared to other cooling methods. It is also a very reliable form of intercooling. You dont have any pumps or reservoirs to purchase or install.

Cons:


Can only cool the air as much as the outside air provides. The longer intake piping and all the additional curves that run the air to and from the intercooler result in drop in psi thus loosing potential hp.

Liquid to air

Another form of intercooling that consists of air passing through an intercooler with a liquid medium that draws away the heat from the intake air. Consists of a radiator, water lines, a water pump to circulate the water(or other liquid), a reservoir to hold the liquid, and a liquid to air intercooler.

Pros:

Much more efficient at dropping the intake temps. Can drop the intake temps further than just air to air intercooling. Less drop in psi in the intake piping b/c the piping doesnt need to be routed to the front bumper and through the intercooler. Typically the intercooler can be placed inline so that the most direct path can be used. For additional cooling, ice can be added to the reservoir and can help drop the temps even greater.

Cons:

Price. More components to buy and the straight through (barrel type) intercoolers are pricey. Also it is more complicated and if the pump goes out, you get little to no circulation of the water resulting in no cooling.


I think thats a good start! I hope everyone can add a little information.

Also could you add a section on the different MAF styles? Im not even sure what the difference between the two are. If its just location or if you need a different maf etc. Thanks orange!
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