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coolant lines on turbo

i have a turbonetics T-04 60mm turbo. it has provisions for coolant feed and return. my question is do i really need to run coolant through it? does it make a big difference with the heat the turbo produces i cant imagine the little bit of antifreeze that flows through there actually makes a difference..if you guys think i should run coolant, where do i run the line to and from? any help would be greatly apprciated. im at the point where this is one of the few things left to do.



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The turbo on my car had the coolant running through it when I bought it and I kept having some overheating issues. Added a larger radiator and it helped but not much. Decided to bypass and not run through the turbo anymore and have had no more issues since.


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cool. makes that decision easy for me.


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same turbo

im running the same turbo, i have the coolant lines run thru it and no problems what so ever. the thing about coolant lines on the turbo is this: if you dont cool the turbo with water, you are only cooling it with oil, this is not a huge problem if you are using a turbo timer, and change your oil regularly. personal opinion, run the lines.
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I would run the lines. Water cooled and oil cooled is better than just oil cooled.
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where are you guys getting your coolant source from and where are you returning it to. this car has no hard heater lines.


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belzebub2u- how do you like that turbo? what kind of numbers and boost have you gotten out of it?


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It seems to me that having an ample amount of air around the turbo goes a long way in regards to keep the turbo's cool. I would think it would be much more crucial to water cool in applications where the turbo's are packed tightly near the engine and easily heatsoak. You should still give it some cool down time however to prevent coking.

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i plan on running some sort of turbo timer.. any recommendations?


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i love the kit, it hits almost too hard, when you get into boost, its kinda like driving an explosion!! it is making (without cats and at 12psi) 515rwhp and 522rwtq

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whats your engine combo? i cant wait to get mine on the road!


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hehe, my engine combo is this: stock internals. . .turbonetics kit. . man ford made these engines tough!! but really, I dont advise running 12psi on stock internals, im tuning it down to 10 on friday.
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i have a good shortblock..but still just a stock block, so its gonna break sooner or later, with a set of x303 aluminum heads, edelbrock performer rpm upper and lower ( ported by fox lake), 90mm ligthening maf, 75mm tb, 42# injectors, sn95 fuel rails. im sure im gonna have to jump up to a set of 60# injectors but these will work for the time being. ill be happy if i can make 550 at the wheels.


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Why bother with the timer? Just don't get on it right before you shut down-or if you do, idle it a bit.
Make sure you run synthetic oil too.
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yeah i could just do that too. i already have 10w40 full synthetic oil in it. so i should be good there.


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