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three intercoolers or one

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3gazz, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. s3gazz
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    hi all
    ryt just a question about my intercoolers

    iv got a front mount intercooler and when fitting i kept my smic's
    so iv got three now

    is having three intercoolers going to be a down side or a good thing
    qnd what will it affect if i should not have three running at once

    is this the answer to my fault pressure drop between dv and throtle body

    tar
    gaz
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    lol
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    somebody else done this a while ago.

    its ur split r causing the problems as mentioned in ur other post
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    S3Daves running 3 Intercoolers I think, successfully too.
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    just makes a longer journey for the air.
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    ye i did mine with him mate just been told loads of **** about boost wont be running ryt with
    three intercoolers as it got to travel alot more
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    There will be a slightly increased pressure drop, how much will depend entirely on how much your flowing thru them.

    I wouldnt have thaught it would have given any fault codes though. If you've got a barry valve get rid of it before trying anything else.
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    yes i am with 0 problems and gets the temps down super quick on boost, the FMIC was very slender and has roughley the same capacity as the large pipe that joins the 2 smic,s
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    iv no problems with it people im just asking if its ok to run like this and if im benafitting this
    way or could i be better off going to just a front mount intercooler tar guys
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    Was he bent over talking out his arse at the time? That won't cause running issues. Any pressure drops would be very small.
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    :laugh:
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