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three intercoolers or one

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

  1. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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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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  3. nwmlarge

    nwmlarge flat out

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    lol
     
  4. DaveA3

    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
     
  5. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    S3Daves running 3 Intercoolers I think, successfully too.
     
  6. steve bain

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    just makes a longer journey for the air.
     
  7. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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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
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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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.
     
  9. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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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
     
  10. s3gazz

    s3gazz Well-Known Member

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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
     
  11. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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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.
     
  12. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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