http://dfkitcar.com/forum/index.php?threads/base-model-turbo-install.219/page-3#post-6038So I read this thread last night after I had the same thought in the shop looking at my thermostat housing. The looped hose is kind of cheap looking. So I was interested in the product you found. The thing is operating temps are designed for a reason. Expansion of metal, clearances , even oil thickness at a certain temp is all designed into the engine. If you were building a drag goblin I would say sure go for it, most drag cars fill the cooling passages any way. So I don’t agree with eliminating the thermostat. The heater core Pipes are press fit into the housing and have a lock tight like sealant on them. I am thinking applying some heat and twisting the pipes will break them free allowing then to tap the holes and install plugs. I will attempt this in the upcoming weeks.
many pictures of your air to water setups for the turbo? Converting from S/C to T/C.Brian, the short explanation: use the heater loop as an auxiliary cooler for the engine oil cooler - that I have not seen any information on within the forum about anyone cooling the engine oil with it...and not a dumb question and no need to apologize.
The plan is to run the outlet of the heater loop through a heat exchanger/radiator to bring the 200 deg coolant down closer to ambient, run it through the engine oil cooler and then back through the heater loop into the engine. This should not be a problem as the engine would normally see a 'hot' return when the heater is not being used in the car, like during the summer - the heater core is not dissipating any heat into the car. Cooling the engine oil in a TC is much more important than in a SC or NA engine, since the turbo adds significant temperature to the engine oil, especially in the summer and living in the desert, and is the main reason the oil cooler is used on the LNF engines.
I put this out there to see if anyone had comment (thanks) or an explanation of how they are utilizing the engine oil cooler on the TC. As it stands now, I will have 4 radiators on my car: the DF engine radiator, X2 air-to-water system heat exchangers for my intercooler, and the radiator for the engine oil cooler I explained above. I'm running out of room to install all of these, plus the electrical load for the fans.
On TC / SC builds it gets looped - not that it doesn't impact anything but blocking it doesn't appear to hurt based on other pics and the block off plate mentioned by OPApologies if I don’t understand what you’re doing, but you can not block off those heater core hoses and expect things to work correctly. There’s dozens of threads on the topic by now.