Engine Drivetrain 3rd Gen Helix | F56 Intercooler Testing

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  1. Eric@Helix

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    We begin testing on our F56 Stepped Core Intercooler today. Marco G. has kindly lent us his tuned MCS for a battery of before-and-after tests on our prototype cooler. First step is to collect datalogs of the stock cooler performance, focusing primarily on street performance vs. dyno, since we can't replicate wind volume and velocity with the cooling fans in our dyno cell. We'll look at a number of data, primarily focusing on boost pressure drop and intake temperature drop. Luckily, it looks like we'll have a few consistent days of weather coming up so that will aid us in test condition.

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  2. Zapski

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    I look forward to reading the car pr0n :)
     
  3. vetsvette

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    Hey Eric. You wouldn't want to trade a brand new R56 SCIC for one of the F56 units would you?
     
  4. Eric@Helix

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    We're still in testing for the F56 units, meaning we have one pre-production prototype in the shop. If you still want to trade in a couple of months when we have production units in stock, we can work out a trade new-for-new based upon our cost.
     
  5. vetsvette

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    Thanks. That'll work for me. I'll just hang on to the one you just sent me. :D
     

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