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DanielSon-gtt

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« on: 15:38, Thu 30 October 2008 »
Does AnyOne Think Its a Bad Idea To Free Flow The Intercooler In The Winter..??
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« Reply #1 on: 15:44, Thu 30 October 2008 »
If you mean wedging the standard intercooler in the upright position then it should be fine, i've done it without any problems.

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« Reply #2 on: 18:51, Mon 24 November 2008 »
Asked This One Before Dint Really get Much Attention
Does It Make a Big Diference In Cooling The 5 Down Was Thinkin About Doing It Today But Dint Know Where To Start Is It Just Gluing The Flap Up Job Done Or Is There More To It Than That
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« Reply #3 on: 19:24, Mon 24 November 2008 »
I used a small piece of old breather pipe wedged in the corner to keep the flap lifted in the upright position, been there for 10'000miles +.

I've seen people drive a self-tapping screw through the side of the intercooler aswell to keep the flap held upright.

I've never had any trouble in the cold weather with it. The main reason for doing it is when your running high boost you don't want the flap to be pushed into the down position.

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« Reply #4 on: 14:17, Tue 25 November 2008 »
Does It Make Cooling Difference Of Any Kind. ?
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« Reply #5 on: 16:49, Tue 25 November 2008 »
not for the engine coolant.
it might for the charge air as it won't have to go through the flap opperating system. i might have a go at this myself.
i've read that you can take the stat. out of it and put a bolt in to fix it open?

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« Reply #6 on: 15:36, Wed 26 November 2008 »
You can take the stat out and put a bolt in place to hold the flap up.But sometimes you cant get the old stat out.So a self taper screw is the easy route.

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« Reply #7 on: 12:14, Fri 28 November 2008 »
just take the the top off n take  all the inners out then use a pin hammer tap the top bk on took me half hour easy peasy

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« Reply #8 on: 22:43, Fri 28 November 2008 »
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just take the the top off n take  all the inners out then use a pin hammer tap the top bk on took me half hour easy peasy


How do you direct the airflow to go through the intercooler? This is why you need the flap locked in the upright position.

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« Reply #9 on: 12:25, Sat 29 November 2008 »
looking into what u said i pulled my pace cooler out that had no internals so i asume that by doing the following to a standerd one it will work :roll: am just gessing tho mate . . .