intercooler on a 12ht - pictures pls

Discussion in 'Diesel Tech and 24 volts Systems' started by rideglobally, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. rideglobally

    rideglobally

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    while i am waiting for my turbo to get rebuild, i have started the design to install the intercooler on the 12ht on my 40 series. i would like to see what others have done, please post some pictures. i will post pictures of some of the options i am thinking later, when i have them.

    the intercooler i am installing will be an air to air because of it's simplicity, however, i can possibly be convince to install water/air intercooler.

    the main thing i am looking for is the design to make the intercooler most efficient. in other words where did you install it? i have seen two way top of the engine and in the front. has anyone installed it on the top of the engine of a 40 series then put an air scoop on hood? has anyone installed an air/air and put a fan on it? what is the best size of an intercooler suited a 12ht engine, how wide, how long and how thick? how big of a tube is best?

    i am wide open on the design but my though at the moment is over the top of the engine with an air scoop and maybe a fan.

    i have search but i have not found an air/air intercooler that is design for the 12th.

    thanks:bounce::bounce2:
     
  2. Christian

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    Hi
    I went through a lot of the same thoughts, so I asked a similar question here, although we use the 1KZ-T engine. I got some very good and informative replys from very knowledgeable members of this forum, so you should run through this thread:
    http://forum.ih8mud.com/diesel-tech-24-volts-systems/284467-intercooler-theory-sizing-debate.html
    Another good source of info in to the difference in intercooling diesels compaired to gasser is this article:
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    As you can see I ended up following the advise to use a water to air intercooler, amongst others because of the difference in cooling a diesel compaired to a gasser (heat-sink etc.) I was convinced by the fact that should a waterline break, the engine will run like it was from the factory. I have found the setup to be very easy and it just seems logical to me. But give it a read and make up your own mind.
    I hope it helps :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2009

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