Re: FA - JJF intercooler
....and Austin Shackles spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
> On or around Sat, 7 Jan 2006 20:58:20 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>> The right Td5 came up locally at the right price, so I am getting
>> rid of the Disco (300Tdi) and adopting a Td5 Disco ES next week.
>> The Jeremy Fearn intercooler off the 300 is now on Ebay if anyone is
>> interested - item 8028448528.
> did you find any trouble with cooling as a result of upsetting the
> airflow to the rad?
None at all. Removing the old i/c creates a space to the left of the rad
which, without any other alterations, would allow an easier path for the fan
to suck air through there rather than through the rad. Jeremy makes an
alloy baffle plate which closes off the redundant space and makes the fan
pull all the air through the rad. Temp gauge stayed below halfway, no
matter what. Having the i/c across the whole front of the rad made no
> when he says in his site that it gives "x% more power" what else does
> he do? I don't see just the bigger intercooler doing that, by itself,
> without other tweaks. Is yours EDC, and was it chipped?
I don't think he says 35% (that would be Allisport's claim, I think) - he
says +35bhp, which would take it from 111 to 146bhp. Mine was an EDC, so he
fitted an uprated chip. Without EDC, it would just be a matter of upping
the fuelling until you were happy, OSIU. He promises a rolling road check
on the site, but when I had it done the rolling road was "unavailable" and I
had to suffer the "test drive from hell". I can't guess 35bhp, even with my
eyeballs in their sockets, but it was certainly a very noticeable
improvement, especially when towing.
> might well be interested, depending on how high it goes, I'll keep an
> eye on it.
Possibly a discount for 101/afl berbecue gurus, who knows?
Disco 300 Tdi auto
S2a 88" SW
Tiggrr (V8 trialler)