Monster MotorsportChris Nott
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Darlington
    Posts
    172

    Uprated Intercooler on 1.9 TDi

    Browsing through the Darkside website and uprated intercoolers caught my eye, not FMIC, just uprated in the factory position.

    Is there much benefit to them on a 1.9 running 180bhp? Only other physical mods to engine are K&N panel, EGR blank and a decat.
    Would I need to get it mapped to suit the uprated intercooler? I assume not as you normally map to compensate for an FMIC as it has moved and boost pipework has changed length, etc?

    Has anyone done the conversion to an uprated cooler on theirs?

    p.s. it was looking at the Darkside website that got me thinking, though they dont actually list one for the A4

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    6th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,240
    A uprated intercooler has absolutely no benefit unless you're running a hybrid or larger turbo which puts more heat in the cylinders. Also the factory intercooler is pretty efficient out of the box unless you're living very high up the mountains or in a hot country ! FMIC's also add to the lag as the turbo needs to work harder to fill in the enlarged/extended pipework... Upgrade the turbo then think of an intercooler and new map ! Early a4 v6 tdi used a twin intercooler setup with all alloy intercoolers so they can take a lot more boost before going pop !
    FOR SALE:
    -Golf mk 5/audi a3 1.6 FSI fuel pump, brand new genuine part boxed + seals
    -audi a3 (1998 to 2003) genuine clutch slave cylinder to fit 1.6 engines BRAND NEW
    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

  4. #3
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Hull
    Posts
    1,440
    I have heard the OE intercooler is good for about 300bhp how true this is I dont know!

  5. #4
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Darlington
    Posts
    172
    As per my original post, not FMIC, but a replacement that sits in the standard position

  6. #5
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    crowle, north lincs
    Posts
    85
    a fmic would require no extra length in the pipe work as one of the pipes already runs across the front of the car(in the subframe)
    I fitted a fmic to my old rs turbo that was running a standard turbo and it increased the power by 25bhp and that was verified by a rolling road session

  7. #6
    6th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,240
    Quote Originally Posted by steve wallace View Post
    a fmic would require no extra length in the pipe work as one of the pipes already runs across the front of the car(in the subframe)
    I fitted a fmic to my old rs turbo that was running a standard turbo and it increased the power by 25bhp and that was verified by a rolling road session
    Intercooler does not increase power it just helps maintain it at higher level as the factory cooler get heat soaked. In your ford's case they had really poor intercooler setups, VAG's are much, much better in that respect !
    FOR SALE:
    -Golf mk 5/audi a3 1.6 FSI fuel pump, brand new genuine part boxed + seals
    -audi a3 (1998 to 2003) genuine clutch slave cylinder to fit 1.6 engines BRAND NEW
    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Removing intercoolers on 2.5 tdi
    By BlackQuat in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 1st November 2010, 18:58
  2. uprated Intercooler
    By Kev_M5KPL in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 25th January 2008, 13:43
  3. Intercooler on A3 2L TDI
    By john24susan in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th October 2007, 11:17
  4. uprated intercooler?????????
    By GlasgowRob in forum Tuning
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th February 2006, 15:38
  5. A3 UPRATED INTERCOOLER
    By ANDYTQ in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th March 2004, 16:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO