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upgrade my cooling system?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by 95EGCoupeVtec, Jun 30, 2009.

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    well i still have the stock radiator, fan, and thermostat. would it be a good idea to upgrade? idk if it making it run hot or not but i dont have my downpipe hooked up and the exhaust and the wastegate dump just pumps out under the hood, and the past two days when i get out of the car i hear the overflow bubbling. well today on the way home from a friends house the temp jumped all the way to red. luckily, i was by my mother-in-law's house so i left the car over there. this time i didn't hear the overflow bubbling? i was gonna go with the go-autoworks radiator, slim fan, and 160* thermostat, along with flushing out the radiator and putting new fluid in. this will also free up room to run piping and a filter to the turbo. i'm hoping i didn't run it hot and warp the head. im getting the downpipe problem fixed this week so i wonder if the exhaust staying under the hood and the turbo sucking it in is the only reason why its making it heat up.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    haha.....mine is doing the same damn thing!!!! down pipe is now hooked to the exhaust. and so is the waste gate dump tube. and it runs alot better now. i just put a dual core alum radiator in. it takes up less room than my oem prelude one. but i think i need to get a better fan. i have an e-gay slim fan. i dont think it has enough power to cool. but i am going through the same shit!!! but to answer your question. YES no wastegate dump tube= overheating and sucking in exhaust. so before i would do anything else you need to get the wastegate dump tube and the downpipe fixed.

    rep if that helps please.
     
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    yeah but should i still go ahead and upgrade my fan and everything? and also, it'll prob be alot faster not sucking in the hot ass exhaust. bc its pretty fast now lol.
     
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    yeah i drove mine like three weeks before i got my wastegate dump tube installed. runs alot better now. i would go ahead and upgrade your cooling system. thats what i am doing now. just installed a alum. radiator. i got one for a civic so it wont take up as much room...lol. going to get a ram horn mani. soon i will need all the room i can get.lol.... just abbout everything else is built. next i am getting a better bov and a 3bar map sensor. after that ramhorn mani and another tune.i will be 450-500 or so whp!!!!! then new cluch and lsd. after that i will be done for a while.
     
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    yeah i gonna get the wastegate dump tube , radiator, fan, and thermostat from greg at go-autoworks. hopefully that will fix all of the overheating bs and get the beast back on the road!
     
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