thought id holler that
thought id holler that
my router decided to fail so had to go out to buy a new one
here's the fitted insulated pipes
i found that when I've been driving on roads above 50mph the top pipe above the mani remains cool to touch but when I've only been driving around town below 30 the manifold heat hangs at the top of the bonnet and warms up the turbo inlet pipes especially the unshielded silicone bends but the later sections of the IC (where the charged air has flowed through the IC and cooled down) and post IC pipes remains cool so i think the pre-turbo pipes are nothing to worry bout
Nice work as always Polly glad everything is back up and running
The bonnet forms a tight fit against the water seal on the top of the bulkhead, a long slit & a few holes in the bonnets lower edge helped alot for me as you have said above at town driving speeds the heat is trapped.
BIG HOOD SHCOOP!thx its a relief its all workin
the rear of my bonnets raised up so the built up heat can escape. not sure if it helps at speed cos i think the area around the wipers usually under +ve pressure which also helps force air into the cabin inlet. without a rough wool flow testing at speed i dunno if its either sucking the hot air out and improving engine bay flow? or actually pushing the hot air back in the wrong way?
if the area above the turbo was getting really hot when stationary in hot weather for long periods maybe some vents on the front end of the bonnet above that section will allow heat to escape more easily (but personally don't fancy ruining the subtle look) or I could add a manually activated fan in front of the turbo region so in traffic or before shutting off I can use the fan to cool and blow the heat away out the raised bonnet?
whats the plan with your driving holiday where abouts are the destinations ??
thats n idea. dya know whats involved? like how to get over, ferry costs, 98ron fuel?
No problem mate its were i live Boat would be about £180 return from either Heysham or Liverpool so you would need to get to either port.. sailings are normally twice a day from either Heysham takes 4 hours liverpool takes about 2 1/2, i have only ever found 97ron fuel to be honest mate suppose you could always drop a little octane booster in if needs be..
Id offer you a place to kip if we had any room but theres loads of places to stay & your carnt nock to food and drink!
this sounds like a gr8 idea. found some info on wikitravel.
my first day will be at cardiff then maybe go down see mike in devon then up around wales then catch the liverpool ferry over to douglas? we could meet up? have abit of a blast tour over few days, ferry back over n head towards my fav NW scotland.
maybe 97ron will be ok? it's not like i'm going on a track with long WOT. might check with Ed. I could use the octane boost i have but i think that stuff has lead or summit and ruins the sensors n plugs (prob remove the wideband in which case).
yeah prob get a b&b there or camp?
could ya pm me ur contact so I could txt ya when I'm heading over?
Would be glad to meet up mate no problem il send you my details later on, do you know roughly when this would be? I think my car would still be in bits over the next few weeks but im more than happy to show you around the island (especially the TT course!) theres lots a campsite & nice B&B's id see what the weather was due to be like though first lol
Could have been worse eh paul i cant believe the sprocket stopped on ! And easy done mate
Wow wow wow, your a lucky guy paul in terms of the sprocket staying on, you got off lightly. The way i build my engines those are the last to be done so my bigger torque wrench always shows the 113nm (i think thats right)
Will pollyp make it to JAE? lol
On the subject of cooling, if you havent fixed the issue of hot top intake pipes yet maybe try a reversed scoop/vent toward the rear of the bonnet or over those pipes, it'll encourage throughflow of air and stop hot gases collecting there. Nothing boyracer like since its not your style but a vented strip could work with the look and be functional?