Sounds like the same issue we face here in Texas. I've also heard that the electric water pump does not cool as well as advertised. Great for the track but lacking n day to day driving. A more efficient radiator is a viable alternative.Blackice GTP said:I know that cooling issues are something I am pretty concerned about.
I am trying to figure out what to do with my set up currently. I am running the electric water pump and can't keep the car cool down south. THere is a fine line here...above 90deg outside temp, and I have issues with the car getting hot.
Jeff recommended that I clean the radiator fins. Which did help quite a bit. but the problem still persits. Not sure if a bigger radiator would help, but maybe a more efficient radiator. I have been talking with 2 radiator/heat exchanger manufacturers about a more efficient radiator.
Some significant cooling increases over stock and a lighter design; more or less perfect for a track car.covert420 said:true dual core radiator?!?!
I must know about this product...
Do they exist on other cars? What kind of enhancements would they offer?
In my opinion ditch the electric pump. We've found that they're best for cars that run on the track a lot but for street cars highway speed cooling isn't as efficient as the pump is turning at one speed all the time. Low speed and idle cooling is great with them though. You have to weigh the options and determine if it's going to benefit you where you drive your car the most (city or highway).I was planning on upgrading my cooling system with an oversized radiator, high flow fan kit, and heat dispersing hoses to couple with my eletrical water pump. I want to basically run the best cooling combination of setups available on the market as I plan to make a extremely modded car into a daily driver. This double core radiator interests me a ton
It hasn't yet.covert420 said:Mike, when id your dual core radiator come out?
"Oversized" is a marketing term. Dual core is oversized in my opinion. The radiator will be plenty sufficient.You say its lighter too? How? Is it oversized? If not, would there be an oversized model in the future?
Wrapping it would actually negate it's heat dissapation abilities thus leaving you with a very expensive, funny looking, radiator hose. Save your money there.
Is this for the W Body application or just a generic double core?
Understood. Most likely 1st quarter 05'covert420 said:I ment "when is", not "when did". So when is it coming out?
Anything that you wrap around the hose still has to dissapate heat somewhere else. That somewhere else is going to be the engine bay. You have to weight the benefits and determine whether or not you think it's worth it.Is there anything I could wrap around the hose that could absorb heat? Like aliminum mesh. Honestly, I think cooler coolant is better then a minor ammount of heat radiating into the engine bay.
It's all relative. All things equal, a dual core in the stock size is going to outcool an "oversized" single core radiator which is why we're going this route.Oversized is Oversized, as in larger then a normal radiator.