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How do you setup a turbo for water cooling?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by Ryma, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Ryma

    Ryma Member

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    I was talking to a friend the other day about turbos and water cooled turbos came up. I compleatly forgot about water cooled turbos. But how would one setup the water coolent lines?

    I know most turbos can be eather, I know some ford 2.3 turbos can be eather or also.

    So how would you tap into the coolent system for a water cooled turbo setup?
     
  2. boostin4fun

    boostin4fun Boosted ls/vtec ohh yeah!

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    Yes, i have seen fittings somewhere that will direct coolant from the throttle body to your turbo and back. Thats how most people do it.
     
  3. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Coming out of the firewall is (2) 5/8" hoses bringing coolant to the heater core. I usually T into those or the the TB coolant lines, which you should just remove from the TB when you do this ;)
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    i ran lines from the throttle body to the turbo then to the block used the stock single core radiator and never had problems with over heating
     
  5. Ryma

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    thank guys.
     
  6. competitiveaudioman

    competitiveaudioman New Member

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    does this eliminate the oil lines then? im new to turbos but water cooled sounds sick
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    NO, some turbos use oil and water cooling, some are just oil.
     
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    oh ok. i was going to say that would be sick if all you had to do was plumb your turbo with water lines and let it rip
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I hear mixed reviews on which is better, I really couldnt say. I've used both and noticed no difference in oil or coolant change intervals. I usually run an oil cooler regardless :)
     
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    basically, fi the turbo is designed to be water cooled, run the water lines. if its not, don't worry about it.
     
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