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intercooler build

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Tagsy87, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Tagsy87

    Tagsy87 Active Member

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    i know this thread has been covered to death but was wondering everyone says to use J-B weld for the beading on the pipe work but which kind do i use? also how hard is it to find a intercooler with a 64mm inlet and outlet
     
  2. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Not the putty type JB as it won't stick to the pipe as I tried it.

    Lots of coolers with 2.5" inlet and outlets.
     
  3. Tagsy87

    Tagsy87 Active Member

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    tried ebay couldn't see any to be honest. i looked on there website there are loads of different ones that can be bought
     
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    Tagsy87 Active Member

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    my shopping list says i need a 550x225x64MM for the LCR is this right or a mistype
     
  5. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    I don't think theres any set rule to the size, if your following a guide just use same as they used?
     
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    trying to mate its stu pots one seems a solid build just gonna get one or two pipes welded try make it a bit less prone to pipes popping off, not going out in the snow to build it just now so can be patient for the right set up
     
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Medium-FMIC-4...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item5637005d92

    I have just done an intercooler upgrade on my LCR about 6 months ago. My cooler was similar to the one above mine was 230mm high not 180mm. Didn't require any cutting, pretty simple, hardest bit was getting the bumper back on, even that is pretty simple one you figure it out. Used the t-bolts http://www.intricoproducts.com/mikalor.jpg, and tightened them up nice and tight, havent had any problems with hoses coming off, checked them all after 2 months and non have shifted.

    Andy
     
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    Tagsy87 Active Member

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    Thanks just gettin everything bought just now ready to be built in the new year, does nobody know what form of jb weld I need?
     
  9. DaNnY_LaD

    DaNnY_LaD Big Turbo Leon Cupra R

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    Get Something like this Which im just in the process of fitting...3'' outlets with a reducer and 65mm deep
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    i looked at a few intercoolers with that and wasnt sure if it would affect performance at all, there doesnt seem to be as many intercoolers for sale as there was last time i looked dunno why, i bought the silicon and clamps as i got an amazing buy for the lot, gone with blue hoses on red LCR
     
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  12. DaNnY_LaD

    DaNnY_LaD Big Turbo Leon Cupra R

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    Yeah Liquid weld it awesome stuff..Im currently doing my pipe work in it all..

    As for the FMIC i mounted mine the other day and tbh the width is the maxium you could get on a lcr without loosing the Fogs but as u can see it can be alot higher mines 70mm thick with 76mm outtakes..

    [​IMG]
     
  13. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    ^^^ I think thats the one I have but mine mounted higher up :)
     
  14. Tagsy87

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    bought the pipework and weld from halfords just need an intercooler, wanting to keep my fog lights as i feel they are a good touch on the front bumper
     
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    Phillc Love is....Yellow

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    This is mine, its the widest you can get, i had to trim the bumper either side to get it to fit you cant see any of the trimming when fitted, i have removed the fogs and now have air feed from the holes to the air filter.

    [​IMG]

    and this is it with it fixed and crash bar on.

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    And complete with bumper.

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