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minimauritius

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MAURITIUS

Hi all,
Would it be possible to add behind the grille a mpi radiator in series to my actual minispares aluminium 2 core ? Flow wise, could I make thermostat housing to top of mpi then bottom of mpi to top of minispares then bottom to water pump?


Rob H

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Fitting an MPI rad in anything but an MPI Mini is a pig. The alternator, dizzy, oil filter and bonnet catch will all foul.

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JT

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I have plumbed in a 125cc scooter rad which I would say helps.

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


minimauritius

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How big is the scooter rad ? Idealy i' d like to find something that fit behind the grille and could help the cooling. Haven't plumbed the turbo water cooling yet so I think it will be even hotter with it ...


minimauritius

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How did you plumbed yours ?


JT

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Mine is far from standard as I have dry deck and electric water pump.

But if you plumb it in inline with the heater it should work fine.

It's about 300mm x 150mm at a guess.

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


minimauritius

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Do you know which scooter model it came from ?
I don't have the heater matrix but did drilled the take off in the head for turbo cooling so I' probably plumb it between the head and turbo.
Thanks


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I think it was a suziki 125cc scooter. That's all I remember. It came with a small electric spal fan.

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


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Why isnít the Minispares 2 core keeping it cool enough? It should easily keep temps in check.

Iíd be looking at getting the rad sealed to the inner wing better or adding an auxiliary fan.

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minimauritius

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It can be very hot where I live... the auxiliary fan maybe the best option as last time it spit coolant from the rad was stucked in trafic. Was just a bit scared at how fast the temperature rise on boost but that is probably normal as long as it stops where it should !
What is the optimum temp for a turbo mini ?


minimauritius

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Sealing the fan to the wing is also a good idea as the gap is large at the moment. I'm using the plastic 11 blades fan as I couldn't fit the export metal one with the timing cover breather. Is the metal one really more efficient?

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