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Al C. 05-21-2013 11:18 PM

Intercooler hose delete/relocate
 
So after receiving my LPE/Rotofab intercooler reservoir, I decided to remove the standing intercooler line from intercooler to sc. After some cutting and bending, I used all existing parts and only purchased a 5/8" splice fitting and 4 Oeticker clamps. Eventually I'd like to use a complete hose from sc to intercooler but for now this will do.

Before:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ctureid=104374

After:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ctureid=104375

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ctureid=104376

2012-1822 05-22-2013 12:37 AM

I can't see the pics, and I'd really like to because I want to go down a similar road

Al C. 05-22-2013 12:58 AM

Fixed

2012-1822 05-22-2013 01:28 AM

If that was a question, then no it's not fixed. I had this problem and dumbasses were giving me crap like "maybe you actually want to post a pic next time." Anyway, how are you trying to post them, are you uploading them to your albums, then copying the BB code and inserting it using the "insert pic" button.


One of my issues was privacy settings, I had to go through and not have any of those so that people could see my pics

Matt@510 05-22-2013 08:46 AM

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yes that does look so much better.

we did something very similar. although we make our own tank which holds 3 gallons instead of the 3 liters that tank holds.

Trackman 05-22-2013 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt@510 (Post 6574278)
yes that does look so much better.

we did something very similar. although we make our own tank which holds 3 gallons instead of the 3 ounces that tank holds.

This is cool.

Al C. 05-22-2013 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt@510 (Post 6574278)
yes that does look so much better.

we did something very similar. although we make our own tank which holds 3 gallons instead of the 3 ounces that tank holds.


Its a much cleaner look. Other than the cost of a reservoir, its a very cheap and easy mod. My tank holds more than 3oz though..

Matt@510 05-22-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Al C. (Post 6574347)
Its a much cleaner look. Other than the cost of a reservoir, its a very cheap and easy mod. My tank holds more than 3oz though..


sorry i meant liters. when we removed the roto-fab which is a nice set-up to build our tank we measured the capacity of both. also our tank allows you to fill it with ice and has a drain.we have seen consistant gains of 40rwhp with the ice in our tank.

but either way it looks much better without the hoses routed in front of the motor.

Al C. 05-23-2013 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt@510 (Post 6574360)
sorry i meant liters. when we removed the roto-fab which is a nice set-up to build our tank we measured the capacity of both. also our tank allows you to fill it with ice and has a drain.we have seen consistant gains of 40rwhp with the ice in our tank.

but either way it looks much better without the hoses routed in front of the motor.

Agree!

Stephen12ZL1 05-23-2013 08:01 PM

nice!

BAD ZL1 05-23-2013 11:10 PM

I dont know, I kind of got used to seeing the SC LSA with the hoses, and when they are gone, it looks strange to me. My eyes are drawn to the divit in the plastic cover that used to make room for the hoses....not for me I guess.

1MtnGoat 05-23-2013 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by BAD ZL1 (Post 6582430)
I dont know, I kind of got used to seeing the SC LSA with the hoses, and when they are gone, it looks strange to me. My eyes are drawn to the divit in the plastic cover that used to make room for the hoses....not for me I guess.

What divit?

Al C. 05-24-2013 12:20 AM

I wonder if there's a sponsor on here that would make a mold that would essentially close the "divet".. For people who decide to do a intercooler hose delete.. Any ideas other than the above solution?

BAD ZL1 05-24-2013 12:40 AM

The above solution is an improvement. Great idea...You could put anything there, like a piece of riveted plastic with ZL1 on it, or just a red piece of plastic, etc...Good idea above, makes it look like there isnt something missing.

ZL1Reaper 05-24-2013 01:23 PM

Very cool. Did you have fluid all over when you were removing the hoses? I'm interested in doing this mod as well. Thanks for posting.

Al C. 05-24-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ZL1Reaper (Post 6584271)
Very cool. Did you have fluid all over when you were removing the hoses? I'm interested in doing this mod as well. Thanks for posting.

Not really, just what was in the hoses. If any coolant did spill on the engine or its parts I rinsed with distiller water. Also make sure you sleeve the rerouted 5/8" intercooler line because it comes very close to the lower radiator hose, the AC condenser and rests on the upper tensioner pulley you want to prevent any wear/leaks caused by abrasion.

ZL1Reaper 05-24-2013 02:54 PM

Alright. Thanks.

Al C. 07-29-2013 11:26 PM

Update: Mod complete!
 
I can finally call this mod complete. A little fiberglass, and textured paint fixed the empty slot left after relocating the intercooler hoses on the engine cover. Super strong, Ive been driving for about 2 weeks on very hot days and see no issues. On to the next mod!!:headbang:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ctureid=108402

SamHouseIII 07-30-2013 12:42 AM

Impressive.....I would love to do this, but wonder how it would affect the warranty?

Sven59 07-30-2013 10:56 AM

Nice Job Al!


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