The GASWAGON (act III)

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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 03 Aug 2014, 07:38

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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby weimarbus » 03 Aug 2014, 07:44

wow that looks fantastic, are you going to start a new post in the syncro section 'GOT THERE' :ok
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 03 Aug 2014, 07:53

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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby AdrianC » 03 Aug 2014, 08:23

lloydy wrote:Image

Is the rear plate meant to be wonky?

It looks utterly fantastic - nice work, Mickey!
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 03 Aug 2014, 09:40

Adrian, it has always been like that.. Kind of a thing i dont want to go, i'll miss that wonky reg plate if it goes... :cry: :lol:
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 03 Aug 2014, 09:41

weimarbus wrote:wow that looks fantastic, are you going to start a new post in the syncro section 'GOT THERE' :ok

Ahh... the finish line always moves away, bit like the horizon :D
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Plasticman » 03 Aug 2014, 09:53

Aye that plate has a tale to tell indeed :lol:
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby 300CE » 09 Aug 2014, 23:12

Amazing work there Mike, bet your well pleased Lloydy :ok
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby eiret25 » 11 Aug 2014, 12:29

Wow. Looks great, i wish you the best of luck with it. Gifted hands MM.
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 19 Aug 2014, 15:09

Almost pride of place...

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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 23 Aug 2014, 17:16

Thought i'd post a view on the intercooler...
I am happy with it :D
general driving around town IAT's are around mid 30's C
On the open road at around 50-55mph (around 2500rpm) IAT's are anything up to 45dC
Motorway speeds (60-65mph @ around 3000-3200rpm) flat road IAT's are 35 degC - 50 degC depending on boost
On long motorway hills IAT will climb to the low 60's (max i have seen is 63 degC)
Not that it really needs it, but i am going to get a scoop for the top of the D pillar. Hope that helps anyone thinking of getting one..
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby Cableguy » 24 Aug 2014, 07:29

This is interesting, I've never seen more than 50 on mine and my figures are lower than yours. I don't know how much difference all this temperature malarkey makes, but your install is way better than mine.
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby lloydy » 24 Aug 2014, 07:59

i think too much can be read into how cold can you make it. Saying that, yours is in a pretty good airflow place so should get good results.
i did a bit reading on the TDI forums, people with the standard intercooler are getting mid 40 degC. Towing they are getting into the 60's (which probably more represents our weight and the extra work the engine is doing) Some have even seen over a 100C!
So i think we are doing ok. With the scoop i will be adding, i reckon peaks temps may well stay under 60C. But, i don't think it matters that much.
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby kevtherev » 25 Aug 2014, 09:15

Interesting.
I got all hung up on oil pressure, it consumed me after fitting a gauge.
I could see engine temp rising and oil pressure dropping.
several years on I have learned to roll with it happy in the knowledge that my gauge tells me no lies..unlike the light and buzzer
The pressure drop is still there, I was going to chuck a zillion quid at it, which would have cured it, but to what gain?
That kinda halted the cheque writing
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Re: The GASWAGON (act III)

Postby AdrianC » 25 Aug 2014, 10:46

kevtherev wrote:I could see engine temp rising and oil pressure dropping.
The pressure drop is still there


It always will be. As temperature rises, oil thins, so it's harder to maintain pressure, as it squeezes through all the little gaps between the moving bits more easily. Better quality oil holds viscosity better to higher temperatures.

The only question is how far it drops - and that can be improved either by using more temperature-stable oil, thicker oil (which might be too thick at low temperatures) or reducing the gaps.
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