Has anyone on this board besides
installed an aftermarket radiator with an aftermarket IC and kept the stock fan? If you are one of "us", please show your kindness and report your coolant temps if you would...
I am having a strange issue and I would appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction...
It's been a week since I installed my Treadstone FMIC along with the Mishimoto 2.0 radiator and I now deal with higher coolant temperatures than before. I don't remember seeing the coolant temps go above 200F with my stock radiator although not that I've been checking every time I drove... I troubleshot every thing possible and I am pretty certain that I do not have any air in the system nor do I have any leaks. I've used 50/50 premixed PEAK brand coolant/antifreeze and I do live in warmer/humid climate. I also don't know the factory mixture on coolant, but figured 50/50 would do it.
I don't want to make this post long and boring, but I feel like it is important to tell everything possible in order to investigate and perhaps find a solution.
1) First thing's first - I had to chop the lower part of the shroud due to the IC not fitting properly at all:
2) After fighting for a while, it looks like this installed:
- And I drove with that big ass hole for one week because I didn't think it would affect the coolant temperature due to better airflow underneath; plus, the size of the radiator itself would compensate. These are my temps driving like this:
Going to work -
Coming back home the same day -
From reading here and there, I realize the hole needed to be plugged in because the shroud doesn't operate properly at directing the air... So, yesterday I did this:
Temps going to work after this block off plate:
I will post the tems when I go home later today...
What would the dual fan kit do for me? I think nothing... Just as stock, it would be coming on at 200F and turning off 190-195F? Well, this is how it is now, and there's no point in getting the slim fans in this case unless the turn on values can be modified in the tune and since PRW doesn't offer this and won't modify anything - I see no benefit getting the slim shroud kit from @[email protected]
This radiator upgrade didn't really do anything for me. $260 later -- it is a worthless upgrade after all. I am not the guy who just buys all the available parts on the market but I feel like the OEM fan is not working efficiently with the aftermarket radiator.
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