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Nice little project you have, definitely unique.

Are you blacking off the other half of the opening in the front panel? to force the air through the rad.

And do you run any kind of intercooler?
Yeah mate. I use an airtec intercooler.

As far as the other half. Blanking it off won't direct the air as such. It'll just stop air getting to the charger and keeping it cool. As well as blocking off the air filter.
But as mentioned, my cooling issue isn't when moving. It's only at idle. When moving the rad is 50% more efficient than the oem rad. For reference, the oem rad is more than man enough to cool a supercharged setup. It just won't fit with the charger I'm using.

I'll take whatever amount of air I can get entering the engine bay.

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Yeah ok, I didn't realise the charger stuck out quite so far.

Well hopefully the newer rad/fan setup will be better at stand still

Out of curiosity, what type of cooling or lubrication does the charger use?
 

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Yeah ok, I didn't realise the charger stuck out quite so far.
Well hopefully the newer rad/fan setup will be better at stand still

Out of curiosity, what type of cooling or lubrication does the charger use?
It doesn't stick out that far. I just didn't want a rad blowing hot air over my boost pipes and charger. This setup is ideal for a track based scenario as it cools immensely. It's just not ideal for traffic based scenarios haha.

Thats the beauty of roots chargers, they have a self contained oil well. No external coolers, but the charger body is aluminium and convected. It's one of the reasons I picked an oem charger for the build. That and because this model charger has been tested to destruction for over 20 years.
 

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@_jimmy_ the fan and rad setup I currently have is fine. Like I said, it's not overheating as I have triggered my fans to come on earlier than normal. The fan is just coming on regularly when standstill.
Which for me isn't good enough. The larger rad and fan will solve the problem just fine. Giving me huge peace of mind. As I don't want my cabin littered with stupid light up gauges because I don't trust my cooling system.
 

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@zippy_st I would never ever run a cooler Thermostat. As I keep saying, it's not overheating. The fans are just coming on sooner than I'd like when stationary. A cooler Thermostat isn't going to help with that at all. It'll just likely cause damage overtime running my engine under temp constantly.
If I lived in a tropical country it would be a slight consideration. But living in England I'd have to be mental to use one. Especially on a boosted setup.
 

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I never thought it was over heating, you keep saying it isn't, i was just offering suggestions other than the obvious, turning the fan kick in temps back up.

The thermostat is when it cooling starts, so the temp rise is a little bit slower at the opening point, but once the car is fully up to temp then the thermostat is open, it doesn't matter what degree your thermostat is then, open is open. So the engine doesn't run 'under temp constantly'.

However as you have a new setup to go in, its likely irrelevant anyway
 

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I never thought it was over heating, you keep saying it isn't, i was just offering suggestions other than the obvious, turning the fan kick in temps back up.

The thermostat is when it cooling starts, so the temp rise is a little bit slower at the opening point, but once the car is fully up to temp then the thermostat is open, it doesn't matter what degree your thermostat is then, open is open. So the engine doesn't run 'under temp constantly'.

However as you have a new setup to go in, its likely irrelevant anyway
If the Thermostat opens at a cooler temp. Then it will never get up to 90 degrees in average English weather. Because it opens under temp... That's how they work.
I'm fully aware of the very basic workings of a cooling system, as I'm sure you know from reading this thread.

Its irrelevant because a Thermostat opening earlier is completely pointless at idle and completely detrimental when moving.
The aim is to solve an issue. Not create more.
 

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OK so... Slow progress at the moment. My other half is about to poo a baby out so I'm not getting much done at the mo.

This post is probably the most varied. It contains stupid stuff, irrelevant stuff and more slow progress... Enjoy ladies.

So as a joke with close mates I get called marvtune. I finally had a mate make a few small decals. It's all a bit of fun, definitely nothing serious.

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I have recently been porting a 1.7 puma head for a mates 1.7 mk5 fiesta track car. Finally got it back from its x-ray, skim and clean.

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Sprayed the throttle body as it was letting the bay down. Also sprayed the top rad stabiliser and countersunk washers.

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And lastly... A closeup of the new sponsorship deal from marvtune haha!

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Sooooooo... This morning I got my car on the lift and made a little clearance room to run 15" wheels. Took back the calipers to clear a set of mk5 zs wheels which will be my winter wheels. I then got a coat or 2 of black on them and fitted the 15" superleggeras.

Quite a productive morning I'd say.

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Coilovers will be stripped down and setup to suit the new wheels properly at a later date.
 

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Not a huge update at all, been slow going at the mo due to other commitments.
Sprayed the outside edges of the rad black so it doesn't stand out ridiculously when the bonnet is open in the future.
I also invested in a rad cap that I know I can 100% rely on.

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Finally got round to finishing the slam panel strap. It's now all welded up and proper solid.

So now all is left is to remove the bolts, clean it up, spray it and bolt it all up. It's hardly weld porn but nevertheless here are some photos.

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Looking good mart, now you just need to paint that front member to clean it up ;-)
The one pictured is completely rotten I could push a screwdriver through it. I picked it up for free to mock up the slam panel. As my one is currently on the car with the 1st half rad setup. It's only use was to keep things square when I cut off the bottom half of the slam panel.
 

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So, new addition to the fez.
Thanks to @Dave for selling it to me... I now own a CAE shifter. Dave dropped it off this morning and and I had It on by mid afternoon after a lot of adjusting.
Needless to say its a fantastic bit of kit with no end of adjustment, rose joints and not a rubber or nylon Bush in sight. So it feels incredibly direct like a classic supercar.

Without further ado...

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