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Old 03-20-2014, 11:18 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Skylane765 View Post
No data that a tank can help. You fail to point out that we are not boiling water we are cooling it and to cool it it's going to take longer. Just read JRE opinion on this and he also proved it by testing. Now you have to cool more water rather than less that can be cooled quicker. Tank is not any help, it may not hurt but no help unless you put ice in it and that is how some are made. Easy way to test is hook a data logger to the downstream side off the IC on the SC before you install tank and after. You we see no change on the LSA. The IC is just too small on the LSA for a tank to help. That is why a air to air works best. Some tanks are made to put ice in and they work good for drag racing. What good is a tank sitting inside a hot engine compartment? JRE sells tanks if you want one, but not much good on the LSA.
The problem here is two completely different scenarios. One is rate of increase of IAT2 over a short time on a drag strip, which I agree that adding more fluid probably isn't helping. The other is the heating of ALL of the fluid over 20-30 minutes on a road course. JRE is just looking at IAT2 rise over 10 seconds, where the roadcourse people are trying not to boil all the fluid in the system. You are trying compare apples and oranges. Just like the others are saying, the more fluid in the system the longer it will take to boil. No it won't change the increase in heat between IAT1 and IAT2, but it should allow you to run longer before the fluid overheats.
I have a question or theory, if the system is plumbed to have a hx directly before and after the intercooler (2 hx), would that help to keep the fluid from getting as hot as fast? Dont know if anyone has tried it or not.
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