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Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by civiclxb16, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. civiclxb16

    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    ok here is the deal my boy is doing a mini me swap and he want to boost it, he just changed his rad on his civic they gave him one for an auto but he has a manual, so we where wondering if we can use those two plugs on the rad for two things
    1) to have it self contained so it has it own oil?
    2) if not can he use it as an oil cooler?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    1. Huh? If you're not going to plumb anything to it, just don't put anything in it and leave the caps on.
    2. Yes, you probably could if you really wanted to.
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    the plumping for the oil will flow throw the rad kind of like my boys mustang he has a super charger with an oil cooler in it but there is no plumping to the oil pan because it is self contained you drain it every other oil change
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    Im not sure if thats going to be enough capacity and you dont have anything to generate flow for the oil.
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    i thought with the spinning of the turbo would generate flow
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    negative.

    the oil lubes the axel going between the two turbines. once it passes the axel, theres like 1-2 psi left to dump it to the pan. thats why return lines must be as straight down as possible-- its only gravity left.
     
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    And have oil in the turbo sitting is not a very good idea!!!! There must be pressure so that the oil could bypass the turbo.

    Or run the oil lines like normal, off the block into the rad then into the turbo then back to the rad then into the oil pan. But have to have straight down plumbing so that there will be a good flow. This is so that you can use the rad like a oil cooler. :)
     
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