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Old 10-19-2006, 08:47 PM   #1
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Air Cooled Or Water-cooled?

Ok so im still researching and saving up my nickels for my turbo i purchased this book @ amazon and got it today!


So i come to a point in the book i never thought about air vs water cooled, and well water seems much better (less oil changes, virtually eliminates coking, and longer turbo life) but well any thought from you people what do you guys think i can seem to find these things anywhere. you turbo gurus got some help you can spare what should i go with ?
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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I seem to remember edwin had a water alcohol coolant system in his trunk, it seems intresting I'm gonna look it up

http://activeautowerke.com/cooling/main.php

Look at that link AA seems like a good system to go with(I hope you have like 1 grand lying around), I'll keep trying to see whats out there
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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I seem to remember edwin had a water alcohol coolant system in his trunk, it seems intresting I'm gonna look it up

http://activeautowerke.com/cooling/main.php

Look at that link AA seems like a good system to go with(I hope you have like 1 grand lying around), I'll keep trying to see whats out there
looks like thats mainly for SC's. I dont see anything about water cooling in turbos wtf!
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:56 AM   #4
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Water Alcohol injection is the solution to the heat soak problem in boosted cars. Supercharges generate considerable amounts of heat during operation and tend to "heat soak" the engine reducing and hampering performance. Water alcohol injection helps maintain the intake charge at a cooler temperature and decreases heat soaked effectsTurbo cars also benefit from water alcohol injection.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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It goes for any boosted car.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:20 AM   #6
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yes i see that now but now im looking for a water-cooled turbo.
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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The Gt series are water cooled >
For example the GT35R (GARRETT)is water cooled. but this is done by tapping into your engine coolant usually.

The water/alchohol injection is mainly for cooling charge air temps.
A garrett turbo and a good sized intercooler will be more than enough .
Unless you are worried about space, were as the AFTERCOOLER, would suit you best since they are usually smaller and can be fittted int otight spaces for that stealth look
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:19 PM   #8
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The Gt series are water cooled >
For example the GT35R (GARRETT)is water cooled. but this is done by tapping into your engine coolant usually.

The water/alchohol injection is mainly for cooling charge air temps.
A garrett turbo and a good sized intercooler will be more than enough .
Unless you are worried about space, were as the AFTERCOOLER, would suit you best since they are usually smaller and can be fittted int otight spaces for that stealth look
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:49 AM   #9
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mattimus, did you guys finish the turbo project?

defkon, how is that book. I bought it a few months ago and haven't opened it much. busy with a new house and married life.
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:37 AM   #10
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congrats on the house i just bought one in feb too. but thid book its worth cracking open even before bed to get a chapter in.
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mattimus, did you guys finish the turbo project?

defkon, how is that book. I bought it a few months ago and haven't opened it much. busy with a new house and married life.

Mine or b.w's?

btw. check this out for more info:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=494924

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my turbo is water cooled gt35r

unfortunately my car is still not ready. dont know what the fuck is going on but you all know how this shit goes. it is out of my hands. the shop tuning it is taking foreveeeeeeeeeeer. ugh
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my turbo is water cooled gt35r

unfortunately my car is still not ready. dont know what the fuck is going on but you all know how this shit goes. it is out of my hands. the shop tuning it is taking foreveeeeeeeeeeer. ugh

hey yea! i was thinkin about you and that turbo e36 today, hey do they charge you by the housr for tuning or hows that work >?
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in the high performance diesel world we run water/meth injection quite alot. injecting water/meth works great on turbo gassers too. i dont know if i buy into the whole water cooled turbo deal tho.
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