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Turbo cooling: water lines

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by radnulb, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. radnulb

    radnulb Senior Member

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    I know this may be a dumb question, but I feel better asking it than guessing. :)

    I have a B18B in my CRX with a Saab T3, water and oil cooled. Currently I am only using oil cooling (and I'm not driving it more than 1-2 miles at a time right now, so I'm not that worried about cooling, yet) but I want to get the water cooling portion hooked up before I start using this car as my daily driver.

    I have a nice water feed line tapped already, and it gets good water pressure. (tapped right behind thermostat housing)

    What I'm wondering is where to return the water to. I don't have an overflow resevoir, so I was thinking of returning it directly to the radiator by way of the nipple for the overflow tank.

    Any comments/suggestions/experiences?
     
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    B18aCRX Senior Member

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    According to Homemadeturbo.com and several other places

     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    IMO, its not worth the hassel. when/if it dies in 20-30k miles form now, just buy another one for 150 bucks.

    only small oem turbos tend to ome water cooled.
     
  4. radnulb

    radnulb Senior Member

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    thanks for the opinions.

    I don't run water to my throttle body.
    I don't have a Fast Idle Thermo Valve.
    it honestly isn't going to be that big of a pain, so I figure I might as well do it.
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Running a turbo without coolant to it (if it has a water jacket) is like running an engine without coolant. Without coolant, the turbo might only last 3K miles.

    It's your choice.
     
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