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Re: Intercooler Trivia, Stock intercooler good for 1.8 bar?

I could look at one tomorrow, but it sounds like it was an aftermarket unit


Scott Mo. wrote:

> I purchased a used '88 5000TQ the other day that needed a new
> intercooler and some minor front grill repair. (amongst other
> things....)
> While scrounging through a wrecking yard, a found a used intercooler off
> a 1984 5000 Turbo that has the same configuration and dimensions as the
> 1986-88 5000TQ and 1989-90 200T/Q intercoolers.
> One interesting difference was the '84 5000T intercooler uses a cast
> aluminum end cap on the one end for the inlet and outlet cap. It has the
> extra 7/8 inch diameter port in this aluminum end cap which is connected
> to the lower intercooler inlet. This port would make a nice place to
> connect the retro-fit 20V turbo bypass valve. The other end of the
> intercooler had the standard plastic end cap. The boss for the air temp
> sensor is cast into the aluminum end piece but it is not drilled for the
> air temp sensor.
> This intercooler had a label on the bottom with the following info:
> Kuhlerfabrik: Langerer & Reich, GMBH & CO.KG
> LR Nr 37176207 Stuck Nr 2447
> Kom Nr 30737
> PB 0.8 Bar    Dat 07/83
> I assume the PB 0.8 bar, indicates that these intercoolers were designed
> to run 1.8 bar (absolute) through them, this makes some sense as the
> european versions of the 5000 Turbo ran more boost. Can any European or
> UK list members comment on this PB 0.8 Bar spec?
> Langerer & Reich also make the intercoolers for the 1986-88 5000T/Q, the
> 1989-90 200T/Q 10V and the 20V intercooler out of the 1991 200TQ 20V.
> --
> Scott Mo.
> 1989 200TQ
> http://www.teleport.com/~scottmo