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Old 05-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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intercooler pump questions

Does the intercooler pump run anytime the key is on, or just under boost conditions, or at a certain temperature? Want to verify operation, but not sure when it will be on. I would assume if you take the intercooler res cap off during operation you should see some water movement. Also is there a way to install a switch to run constant so temp can be lowered while sitting in the staging lanes at the track.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Then pump should come on a few minutes after start up, and run the entire time.

When I upgraded my pump, I wired in a switch. There are 3 wires going into the pump. If I remember correctly, wire 4 is brown and is the hot wire. I ran a wire from it up to a switch I put on the bracket under the fuse box. For the hot lead, I hooked to the "bolt" on the front of the fuse box. Always put a fuse inline. I also have the stock fans wired to come on, on low speed with another switch.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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I thought about bypassing mine so it could run while the car was off, that's when it needs to run.. the car jyst flat needs a ice tank if you are not willing to spray meth...
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:46 AM   #4
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You can also jumper at the relay, I'm pretty sure (is done to fans). Also, if you are adding another power supply line to an existing one, you should install a couple diodes...
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #5
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I thought about bypassing mine so it could run while the car was off, that's when it needs to run.. the car jyst flat needs a ice tank if you are not willing to spray meth...

why - heat soak? you trying to drive up supercharger efficiency from a heat soaked engine? I am confused by your statement. Why not circulate the entire cooling system for you theory? Just asking as I have never heard anyone just worry about one portion of the equation.
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why - heat soak? you trying to drive up supercharger efficiency from a heat soaked engine? I am confused by your statement. Why not circulate the entire cooling system for you theory? Just asking as I have never heard anyone just worry about one portion of the equation.
The way I see it , he want to have the hability to kep it running even after the engine is turned off , for a period of time ( I think) to help cool the engine faster
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The idea is in the staging lanes at the drag strip you can have the intercooler pump running continueous while you are waiting for the next pass to help reduce the amount of heat soak in the blower. An ice tank helps this alot because you can keep adding ice to cool the fluid (water) since there is no air passing through the intercooler while you are sitting
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #8
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The idea is in the staging lanes at the drag strip you can have the intercooler pump running continueous while you are waiting for the next pass to help reduce the amount of heat soak in the blower. An ice tank helps this alot because you can keep adding ice to cool the fluid (water) since there is no air passing through the intercooler while you are sitting

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Old 05-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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I wired the hx pump and one of the factory fans to come on with one switch. That way you're not only circulating the hx coolant around, but also pulling air through the hx. Works great at the track. Flip the switch on, close your hood and head to the staging lanes. Factory fan and pump running the entire time.
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I wired the hx pump and one of the factory fans to come on with one switch. That way you're not only circulating the hx coolant around, but also pulling air through the hx. Works great at the track. Flip the switch on, close your hood and head to the staging lanes. Factory fan and pump running the entire time.
This sounds perfect. Where did you tap into the fan and pump circuits?
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Ice is such a hassel to drain and replace and the added weight......do this and never worry again, and ice cant come close to colling this well:


In the staging lanes, switch to "competition mode" and so there is no water to drip, and your looking at 30-40 rwhp gain on a stock ZL1 with the low IAT's. Watch close the video as it shows ambient air temps (outside air), IAT2's, intercoller coolant, engine coolant, throttle position, etc. After a has 30-40 seconds of WOT we switch it on......nothing will cool as efficiently or as quickly as long as you like and not rob any HP and it only adds 18-19#'s total.
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Ice is such a hassel to drain and replace and the added weight......do this and never worry again, and ice cant come close to colling this well:


In the staging lanes, switch to "competition mode" and so there is no water to drip, and your looking at 30-40 rwhp gain on a stock ZL1 with the low IAT's. Watch close the video as it shows ambient air temps (outside air), IAT2's, intercoller coolant, engine coolant, throttle position, etc. After a has 30-40 seconds of WOT we switch it on......nothing will cool as efficiently or as quickly as long as you like and not rob any HP and it only adds 18-19#'s total.
SuperChiller is the way to go I have it on my MagnaCharged SS & my ZL1 .
Never worry about power drop cause of heat soak or Boost drop cause of hot IAT's .

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Ice is such a hassel to drain and replace and the added weight......do this and never worry again, and ice cant come close to colling this well:


In the staging lanes, switch to "competition mode" and so there is no water to drip, and your looking at 30-40 rwhp gain on a stock ZL1 with the low IAT's. Watch close the video as it shows ambient air temps (outside air), IAT2's, intercoller coolant, engine coolant, throttle position, etc. After a has 30-40 seconds of WOT we switch it on......nothing will cool as efficiently or as quickly as long as you like and not rob any HP and it only adds 18-19#'s total.
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I know that it bypasses the factory hx when the ac is on, but would you also benefit from larger hx for winter months or while at wot. Just wondering a out having engine tuned with such low iat and when on the hx the tune being off
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I know that it bypasses the factory hx when the ac is on, but would you also benefit from larger hx for winter months or while at wot. Just wondering a out having engine tuned with such low iat and when on the hx the tune being off
You can run a larger H/E but its not needed with our Super Chiller unless you don't use your AC all the time. In cold weather you don't really need a larger H/E. A reservoir makes a big difference, I think the CTS V, ZR1 and ZL1 all should come with a reservoir. Roto-Fab has a ZL1 reservoir. ZR1 does have a little hidden reservoir but it should have anther one under the hood with a fill cap. We have a 2 part reservoir kit for the CTS V.

We added a Super Chiller dealer in Puerto Rico today and have a kit going to the UK Monday and already have Super Chillers in UAE, AU and South Africa. Christian in Puerto Rico is designing a ZL1 kit for us but my special offer for first ZL1installationn still stands. We have a great contact in Dubai willing to import Super Chillers that keeps the cost down.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #16
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This sounds perfect. Where did you tap into the fan and pump circuits?
Running down the passenger side of the radiator shroud, there is a white wire, a blue wire and a gray wire. The blue wire is for the low fan and the gray wire is for the high fan. I tapped into the blue wire.
On the SC coolant pump plug, if I remember correctly, wire 4 "Brown" was the wire I tapped into.
As for the switch, I used the hot lead "Bolt" that is in front of the fuse box. Placed a 10 amp fuse inline, then used one of the existing holes in the fuse box support bracket to mount the switch.
After driving the car, I always turn on the fan and pump for ~10 minutes after parking the car in the garage, just to cool it down before closing the garage door. Just to get rid of some of the heat out of the engine compartment. Anal? Perhaps.
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You can run a larger H/E but its not needed with our Super Chiller unless you don't use your AC all the time. In cold weather you don't really need a larger H/E. A reservoir makes a big difference, I think the CTS V, ZR1 and ZL1 all should come with a reservoir. Roto-Fab has a ZL1 reservoir. ZR1 does have a little hidden reservoir but it should have anther one under the hood with a fill cap. We have a 2 part reservoir kit for the CTS V.

We added a Super Chiller dealer in Puerto Rico today and have a kit going to the UK Monday and already have Super Chillers in UAE, AU and South Africa. Christian in Puerto Rico is designing a ZL1 kit for us but my special offer for first ZL1installationn still stands. We have a great contact in Dubai willing to import Super Chillers that keeps the cost down.

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Running down the passenger side of the radiator shroud, there is a white wire, a blue wire and a gray wire. The blue wire is for the low fan and the gray wire is for the high fan. I tapped into the blue wire.
On the SC coolant pump plug, if I remember correctly, wire 4 "Brown" was the wire I tapped into.
As for the switch, I used the hot lead "Bolt" that is in front of the fuse box. Placed a 10 amp fuse inline, then used one of the existing holes in the fuse box support bracket to mount the switch.
After driving the car, I always turn on the fan and pump for ~10 minutes after parking the car in the garage, just to cool it down before closing the garage door. Just to get rid of some of the heat out of the engine compartment. Anal? Perhaps.
Can you do a how to in a different thread?.. This sounds very appealing to me and maybe others too!
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Can you do a how to in a different thread?.. This sounds very appealing to me and maybe others too!
Sure. I'll do the fan mod first.
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Can you do a how to in a different thread?.. This sounds very appealing to me and maybe others too!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297532

Sorry, I don't know how to attach pics to it.
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Lower Temps May cause premature wear....FYI

http://autos.yahoo.com/maintain/repa...ques019_2.html

Certainly lower temps with proper tuning will improve performance, but it may cost you longevity.
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Certainly lower temps with proper tuning will improve performance, but it may cost you longevity.
The intercooler pump running extended would only cool down the temp of the air being drawn into the motor. Just fights the heat produced by the blower and the heatsoak that results from it
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