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I'm trying to fit a 1000hp cooler in my fg xr6t but it doesn't seem to be fitting properly. I've read that some of you had to bend and cut some things that arn't in the instructions given. The top of the cooler hits the a/c pipe and the picture that's in the instructions doesnt have the bent my pipe mine does. This is what the one in the instructions looks like https://www.plazmaman.com/upload/dazcvrrlekmmllwz.jpg (in the top right hand corner of the cooler).

Any tips?

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That late model mk1/mk2 feel..

Just CAREFULLLY BUT FIRMLY bend it untill you have enough clearance to fit it up. Wish I took pics of this when I did my install

There's no other way around it unfortunately as the kits aren't version specific :/

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Maybe shoulda bought Plazmaman instead of the less well known Palzmaman brand from the title :(

...sorry couldn't help it. At least I waited until some useful replies were in :)

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Maybe shoulda bought Plazmaman instead of the less well known Palzmaman brand from the title :(

...sorry couldn't help it. At least I waited until some useful replies were in :)

haha im just about to but a palzmaman in mine :)

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Yeah it's a late model mk1. Could I heat it with a heat gun or blow tourch to bend it or not?
Its also rubbing on the little aluminium cube that's directly below the a/c pipe about 20cm but I can probably fix that by moving the radiator support back even more.
Whats your clearance like between the thermos and the fanbelt/pullys?

I probably should have opted for the Plazmaman instead yeah. :wild:

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I drilled into the brackets/supports and moved it all back about 5cm. Have about 2cm clearance, hardly any but enough without making it dangerous.

I just used my muscles and kept on bendng it up and then back to sorta flatten it out like the early mk1's

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Should mention top brackets in engine bay and radiator supports under the car. Was annoying but it worked.

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I don't know what RHS support bolt n play spec is but it was a bitch to get in. Finally got it to hang after cutting and bending things not in the instructions. Also had to move the top radiator mounts back a few cm like turboboink said.

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This is the new RHS that "should" be supplied with the new kit

Black bar that the intercooler connects to

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Hey mate glad you got it sorted sorry I didnt get a chance to post up photos, the bottom brackets were covered up pretty good anyways..

Yeah none of the bigger systems are a true plug and play job from what I've seen and none of them are specified to the aircon line change.

In regards to the amount of room between the radiator fan and the belts, I can just fit my flattened out hand between them and no rubbing has occured.

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I just done one on a FG mkII, I didnt have to drill any extra holes, but it did require me to massage that a/c line up a bit, even now it only clears by a mm or 2, I actually put some rubber between it as im sure it will work its way through the aluminium fairly quick.

What helped me alot was to push the radiator as far back as I could in the newly supplied lower rad bracket, I found the rubber bushes would still move around 10mm when they sat in the holes. I just loosened it up and pushed it to the back of the holes and snugged it up.

I didnt find it to bad for such a large cooler, only a few small tweaks was needed.

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For those with FG-X, I ended up buying some BA/F, FG lower radiator mount rubber bushes.

 

The FG-X rubber bushes do not sit inside the Plazmaman radiator support very well.

 

I originally used the FG-X rubber bushes but then changed them to the BA-F FG ones and now it’s perfect.

 

I think that’s what BOP was referring to above and why he had so much play in the radiator.

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I also experienced the same problem regarding the aluminium cube below the air conditioning line. That piece pushes against the core.

 

I opted to create some new top radiator brackets and push the top of the radiator closer to the belts (I can fit my fingers between the back of the radiator and front of the belts).

 

You might get the unit up into position without doing any of the above but it will rub. I just wanted to have at least some clearance between other components (even if only 5mm).

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They Key is to give a few more mm closer to the engine when mounting the lower support bracket and everything goes to plan ;) 

 

Top radiator extended brackets would be nice and Jonny Tig does this with his kits !

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