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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
  chargecooler install complete -
indeed it is finally done. Initial results under load are good with the intake temperature rise now much slower that before. Oddly I was expecting there to be no real rise in intake temps but there is a definite reduction in the overall rise. Which is nice. At one point I was considering removing the whole thing and going back to A2A. I still need to fix the VTA as it's so noisy on part throttle it's unbelievable

I reckon there is more to come with respect to the results but my attention is slowly being drawn by the brakes. Bascially I'd like to improve them.

However the front passenger side light / indicator connector block is needing a good clean as it's shorting out. Typical. Shoulda done that when the bumper was off. Not like I have anything better to do this weekend anyway.

Apart from the Aviemore run. Woo hoo. Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbooooooooooooooooossssssssssssttttttttt

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Thursday, March 22, 2007
  piping and VTA -
indeedy. The piping has been acquired and hopefully get it fitted this weekend. It's very bendy stuff but its designed to be flexible so rather than kink, it just follows in a nice curve. Sweet.

On another note the std Dump valve is at the moment dumping to atmosphere as I haven't figured out how to plumb it back into the airbox. What a noisy blighter it is. When driving about on part throttle it just vents - all the bleeding time. Sounds like a darned turbine running away behind me. Seems to attract Corsas and Saxos too. Annoyingly too I'm beginning like the whoosh as it dumps on gearchanges. Doh! after me saying how much I hate that noise. Life goes on

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  chargecooler fitted -
got some issues with it but nothing that can't be sorted with some clever piping. It's defo not as straight forward as some people make it out to be but what is?

Pre rad was fixed by Star Radiators based in the Ibrox area of Glasgow. Top work and certainly rescued me from the hole I'd dropped myself head long into.

Details and a write up to follow once I have the darned thing working properly.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007
  pah!
indeed life has once more given me a kick for modifying my car. The nice shiny alloy radiator I bought for the pre-rad has a HUGE design flaw in it.

The end tanks are plastic, cheap cheap plastic and have a brass insert for the temp switch. So There is me screwing the blanking bolt I have into the insert. I get to the third thread and twang. The brass insert is twisted in the holder and the end tank is scrapped. So the rad no longer can be used.

The supplier tells me yeah it happens a lot! Go to a local radiator specialist and they'll swap the end tanks or fix the current one by removing it and fixing the insert. Except of course when I ask the locals they say, nope can't be done but bring it in we'll see what we can do. What a crap design.

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Monday, March 12, 2007
  whoops been a while -
ok so the chargecooler install is finally going ahead. Items are all acquired or on route and the timetable is set for this coming weekend.

Saturday sees the pre rad and pump fitted with the pipework run from front to back.
Sunday is for the chargecooler core itself to be fitted and then the system filled and tested.

Hopefully we will have some time on Saturday to dry fit the core and at least see where the modifications are required. I have some concerns about the BOV plumbing. Bascially haven't a clue how it's going to work. I think the ST205 and MR2 turbo BOV's are the same so it might not be an issue. Soon find out that's for sure.

Also to get fitted are new spark plugs. Might as well since the core will block the plugs anyway.

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