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Old 02-25-2008, 02:05 AM   #151
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That would have taken me all winter.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:35 AM   #152
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Testing this morning on the way to work confirmed results in 45 degree ambient temps. I do have one small leaker left to nail down, but I'll have to pull the alternator to get to it. I'll seal it the same way I did the front one yesterday (no more teflon tape, I'm going with goop).

That'* a source of some of the small micro-bubbles also. I'm losing about a teaspoon an hour that is pooling on the flat part of the LIM above the water pump.

After I get that knocked out and all the bubbles burped, I expect another 5 degrees of efficiency across the board. Especially in a month or two when I ditch most of the antifreeze in favor of water wetter.

Overall, from where I am now, I expect to see 5-10 degrees more efficiency (20-25 cruising at low rpm'*, 30-35 during extended mid-boost runs, and 35-40 WOT sprints.
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Brilliant!
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5 of us in the car today for lunch.

Greyhare, who most of you know (especially the WCBF'ers)
Cary (both trips to PA and the recent trip to MN)
Lori
Linda (satan cat'* mom)
myself.

We played with the intercooler on the way to lunch (offsite) and back. It worked pretty well. Everyone was watching the gauge.

Interesting note. When we got back, I popped the hood to see if the fluid level had gone down due to burping bubbles out. While checking it, I noticed the SC was COOLER than the nosedrive. This is the first time this has ever been observed on either of my cars, and the IC was only running for about HALF the drive back. On and off several times.

I didn't expect it to have that much of an effect on the overall SC temps. Remember, this isn't a stacked plate design that would insulate the Eaton from the LIM.
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That is an interesting find where it isn't isolated from the rest of the engine block. Mine has been ice cold, but I am also insulated from the rest of the engine temps so this is interesting to see on yours. Very nice. That should play in very well for track cool down. No more ice bags for us
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Mine ran hotter last year than anyone'* due to the small pulley, but cooled down faster than the M90'* mostly due to the coating. I may not even NEED ice this year between runs.

Consistency is the key. Each successive run gives less and less time for icing between runs as the day gets hotter and hotter.
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Witness.
Definitely working, I can't wait for an 80F plus day so Bill can give it a good workout.
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Cant wait for a little seat time myself
Good job on the build and nice results
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Awesome!!

Glad that all worked out great, thats so cool to be able to build that more or less from scratch

and BTW, i Just noticed the sticker on the oil filler cap, very nice touch
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Yes, a great job and awesome results.

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SC was COOLER than the nosedrive.
My nosedrive has always been hotter than the SC body.
By about 30 F.

So under full boost, what temp do you see.
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