[urq] UrQ Intercooler Solutions
benswann at comcast.net
Thu Feb 1 10:46:55 EST 2007
I am assuming 1. there is room and 2. the flow is not impeded. The fan would
contribute positively then for slow speed operation by reducing intercooler
You are correct in that a proper design will place the intercooler up front
and channel force the air through the intercooler. Not all stock applications
are idel in this respect, and so a fan might help.
From: mike at urq20v.com [mailto:mike at urq20v.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:40 AM
To: Ben Swann
Cc: 'thejimrose'; cody at 5000tq.com; urq at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [urq] UrQ Intercooler Solutions
A fan isn't really going to do much for you. The air flow from a fan is
insignificant compared to natural flow of the car moving.
Having the fan installed will actually impede the natural flow. A radiator
has a fan for cooling when the car is not moving.
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Subject: Re: [urq] UrQ Intercooler Solutions
From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
Date: Wed, January 31, 2007 11:34 pm
To: "'thejimrose'" <thejimrose at gmail.com>, <cody at 5000tq.com>,
<urq at audifans.com>, <quattro at audifans.com>
That doesn't solve my problem with the UrQ, but yes - a fan will help.
Also, you might consider a water squirt system. A fan will definitely help
keep the intercooler "cool" when it is located in a place that does not get a
ram air effect up front.
From: thejimrose [mailto:thejimrose at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:20 PM
To: benswann at comcast.net; cody at 5000tq.com; urq at audifans.com;
quattro at audifans.com
Subject: RE: UrQ Intercooler Solutions
ok kids here's mr mismatched snow tires and wacky suspension questions
at it again..
so i've been looking into IC solutions for my a4 since it's a crap IC
in a not-so-great location [ahead of the drivers side wheelwell]. so
in the interest of improiving what i have, i've been wondering if
putting a small electric fan behind the ic to pull air thru it
wouldn't make it more efficient?
it works for radiators, right? has anyone ever heard/seen/tried this?
any flow engineers out there have input? always seemed to me like it
might be a really big improvement, of course with nothing but
supposition and inductive reasoning. =)
one one hand, i assume if it worked people would do it. so what i
wonder is, why woudln't it work?
> Yeah - I may have to set her up with the stock IC and have something fabbed
> up. Even the stock unit is rather crammed. It seems like having two in
> may need to be done or put two cores at an angle, or ????
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