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chkptcharlie

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Dec 2, 2003
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
i've heard of people using radiators and heatercores and such to disperse some of the heat of their water, but i was wondering if anyone had used an intercooler from a turbo or centrifi-SC application.

just a little intro intercoolers can be air-air or air-water. the type i'm curious of is an air-air.in car applications these are used to cool boosted air from the intake to give more power.

if anyone has used anything like this or anything with this concept before. whether it was to use as a radiator on their water setup, or to cool air coming into their system somehow.
 
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archilochus

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Houston,TX-USA
Charlie, Do you mean something like this in the link I have provided? I haven't heard of anyone using this type of equipment to help in thier cooling .THE FANMAN:cool:

LINKAGE :D

PS: I ran a search on the subject and it lead me to the extreme cooling section.This Q may get better results there!
 
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Fast420A

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Jan 8, 2003
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Tampa, FL
An intercooler is going to be like 1 1/2 inch inlet and outlets or bigger. No one that I have seen is using tubing that big yet. Also most intercoolers are Alum. which doesn't mix well with copper waterblocks. Just stick with the regular old heatercores for best results.
 

@md0Cer

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Denver, CO
Ok, my knowledge of intercoolers isn't tht great, but from what it looks like, is the intercooler is kinda like a radiator, except instead of water (for an air-air), it has large tubing and the hot compressed air that comes from the turbo or the centrifi supercharger(superchargers get as hot as turbos?), and the air goes through it, get's cooled, and goes into the intake manifold? Is that correct? If so, then it doesn't sound like it is as good an idea as using a heatercore or a radiator of some sort becuase to be able to push that much air, it has to have larger tubes and stuff and that would not be as efficient for the use of cooling water. But I could be wrong so someone please correct me if so.
 

CrystalMethod

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I wouldn't suggest using one. While the design may be good, you would lose all your pressure as the watter enters into the large inlet of the intercooler. You might have better results using an engine oil cooler, but the drawback is that they are pretty expensive in comparison to a heatercore.