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Engine cooling with home made turbo kit

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by some white guy, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. some white guy

    some white guy Junior Member

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    ive looked around for a bit, but cannot find out how you would still run cooling fan(s) for your engine with a turbo setup? Do you just use 2 of the fans that mount in front of the radiator, like the ones on the a/c condensor?
     
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    Emmm run a half radiator with one fan?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    depends on the car and your manifold.

    some manifolds you can still run ac
    some will let you run a full size integra radiator
    others, no a/c, and a civic-sized half radiator is required
     
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    its a 90 civic ex, with a d15b2 running a STD manifold... all the similar pics that i saw showed a full size radiator, but about 1' of clearance... but no fans... i remember seeing a fan that went on the front of the radiator before, i might have to use 2 of those, and maybe an aluminum radiator if i can get a heat shield for the turbo and manifold...
     
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    a 92+ civic half sized radiator is more than enough cooling. pick up one from any civic, and and hack on a foot in the middle for a support bar
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    and you can always get a slim fan, just make sure its way clear of the turbo or you're gonna melt it and waste whatever money you shelled out for it
     
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    i had to remove the AC and then move the radiator over about 1.5-2".
     
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