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Iam a little confused, so does your fan draw or blow air. I would say it draws similar to mine. So are you saying the hot air had no where to go, and the pressure vents it.

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The fan is on the front of the cooler and blows through it.

The hot air was trapped in the bumper to the point the inner guard was almost too hot to touch.

With the bumper off it was taking aprox 5 mins for the cooler fan to cycle, bumper on closer to 10mins.

Plus while cruising after giving the car a squirt the temp would rise to 90deg and stay there. Hence my desire to give the hot air somewhere to go.

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Opposite to mine then. Doesnt really make sense. What if you mounted it in the front of the car. Can you reverse the direction of the fan.

Yes you probably can if its a brushed motor.

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The fan is setup correctly to push air through the cooler. The hot air simply wasn't escaping the bumper. With the vent panel in place the fan comes on and hot air is forced out the vents. Previously you could not feel the air escaping the rear of the bumper.

I'm confused as to how you are confused?

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Not now, just assumed your fan drew air like mine. Was it wired that way or did you reverse the polarity. You can see how it wouldn't work that well if it was in front of the car??

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There's literally no room in the front of the car for it hence the location.

The fan is reversible, you simply remove the blades flip the 180 and reinstall. The unit is designed for remote mounting in either pushing or pulling fan configuration.

I'm. Pretty confident it will preform better than it has the last couple of days now the hot air can escape, as you would know it's been quite warm the last couple of days and while the trans hasn't got hot as such, i'd expected expected more giving the praise other members have given zf's with a2o coolers

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So... Ralph, What was your trans temp prior to adding the cooler? I'm guessing maybe 5°C over your coolant temp with the factory setup? I want to swap my standard cooler out for just a B&M in the guard but not going to use a fan!

Eave vent looks cool. Can you get another one put up higher in the guard seeing as hot air rises? I remembered on the BA I had mine mounted allot more forward as it had no fan and the piece of body sheet metal that extended out we cout off. I was "gonna" fit a piece of ducting behind the fog light and direct it up but obviously didn't gonna...

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Yeah Trans temp previously was basically coolant temp.

Driving to work today with the vent installed I'm getting what I expected from the start, belt the car temp goes up, cruise at low load/decent speed (70 to 80kph) temps drops to around 25 to 30 above ambient (ambient when driving to work was aprox 30 deg) 25 mins drive to work didn't trigger the fan once (cuts in at 80deg)

The current vent covers aprox the bottom 2/3rds of the cooler, As I mentioned about I may add another vent above it but fitment is a little more tricky as the inner splash guard starts to curve upwards at that point.

I wouldn't recommend running a cooler without a fan in the location after see what I've seen with this unit. Unless your running massive fresh air ducting and vents the heat is going to build up in that area.

A plus to having the vent is it also makes a handy inspection/maintenance access hatch for the cooler.

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Made a start reducing the size of the parts mountain in my shed

Fitted these today, once car is running will be good to test them out. Rear 20mm bolt on spacers would be here early next wk, should make the rims fill the guards nicely.

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Car all ready for transplant, will be off the road for a little I suspect

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Hey ayden, do you have a link or brand name for the spacers you're using?

Thinking about using them on fronts for some rims im considering...

Why not run bolt ons all round? Cheers

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Yeh obviously that is the perfect scenario. But I have read that most seem 50/50 on the whole concept.

With many people still claiming BOLT ON spacers are perfectly fine if they are torqued up to correct specs. I assumed Ayden may have consulted with Wiggum just to confirm all good? (Or maybe he already knows the answer cause mechanic bloke I think?).

The fronts im looking at might be a gay +38 and with a 20mm bolt on....the +18 will look more flush.

On second hand market its often hard to find a set with semi aggressive fronts and tame rear.

Edit: just realised you said spacers are bad up front lol. You sure about the bolt on spacers too? I know slip on ones are frowned upon (especially if you dont get longer studs).

Edited by PTR_NITRO_FG

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Peter,

Just ebay 114.5 wheel spacers that's what I did they are from Just Jap Imports.

Im only running them on the rear, no need to on the front. Cause the guards have been pumped on the rear, Ive got FG ute size gaps.

These are the bolt on ones, each to their own on spacers. Would never use slip on ones, but we use bolt up one on mining trucks and they work.

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Yeh drift kents use them too and they go harder than I ever would.

Do you know what torque to set the nuts to? Same as normal wheel nuts or just tighten til they dont move no more...

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As an ex drift kent I never used bolt on spacers but I just preferred to take the safer option considering what I was doing in the car. I know a heap of people who swear they are fine. You also have to remember that most of those guys have 1200ish kilo cars vs our 1800ish kilos, which I imagine would make a difference.

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Had a rush of blood to the head and decided to finish installing sound Deadening in the boot.

Got this far-

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Then this happened-

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Front garage faces due west so gets full afternoon sun-

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Have retreated inside for a beer and a nap.

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And to show how smart I'm not - I was thinking "that's a pretty small fuel cell - what's Ralph running?"

In my defence - it was viewed on the small screen

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Nearly there anyway. Need to do my car but motivation is too low. Does your spare fit over that battery?

Yes it does. 18" ba Xr wheel.

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Made a start reducing the size of the parts mountain in my shed

Fitted these today, once car is running will be good to test them out. Rear 20mm bolt on spacers would be here early next wk, should make the rims fill the guards nicely.

Cib86ch.jpg

N76rQnI.jpg

Car all ready for transplant, will be off the road for a little I suspect

where did you buy those plastic ramps?

I want some

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