I have started to install my new WERKS intercooler. I removed the tape from the pipe openings and I looked inside and the tube have fine metal shaving all in it. What should I do to get it out?
I am also interested about the change in performance. My experience was with the Dejon IC. I put mine on early before we knew about the way the ECM manages torque and we assumed that there would be an obvious improvement. I don’t remember any mention of an actual increase in power. The discussion centered around reducing power loss as a result of heat soaking the stock IC.
By the time we found out about how the ECM managed to a fixed torque value, it was close to the GMPP availability date and all discussion focused on how that would change our lives.
Since then I have I think only seen one member who claimed that the addition of a larger IC actually improved performance in street use.
I was happy with my Dejon IC and would probably have bought it in any case but it was a bit harder to justify after the fact as more info came out in the mid-years, 08 and 09.
Factory IC is good for 36psi+ and heat soak will only be an issue in very hot weather or track use.
That being said I just put my Dejon back on because the fins on the factory needed straightening and the Dejon looks better. I've only tested it to 29psi... I'll let y'all know if it doesnt like 36psi.
I would only recommend an aftermarket FMIC for track use (big turbo cars may see a small benefit) and for bling...
The same goes for the piping.
Bingo!!!!Good for 36psi for what length of time? I ask this because my car is just a GMPP tune and I peak 19psi sometimes blipping 20psi yet my car is on it's 3rd stock intercooler (3rd one was installed at 68,000 miles or so) car currently has 74,000 on it. My car is soon out of warranty so when this one eventually fails I will go aftermarket, so eventually (if I keep the car that long) I will go aftermarket but only for the reliability.
yes a bigger turbo takes more time to spool up which is referred to as turbo lag, in general a smaller turbo will not provide as much boost pressure but will spool quicker. Keep in mind there are also other factors here such as the size of the pipes and the distance of the pipes it has to fill up with air before it creates any pressure.That sounds intelligent, I really didn't think of that much...I honestly am thinking my next will be the backbone, as I believe members have recommended to put that one on first (of the 3) ...u mentioned a bigger turbo, which I was thinking would be nice (in the future) ...but I also heard it creates a bigger turbo lag...would a bigger turbo beat a smaller turbo in a 20mph to 80mph acceleration? I really don't know much about cars, but I enjoy learning
The first time it happened I didn't own my car as I am the second owner, but the last time my intercooler died I got a CEL and car went to limp mode producing no boost. After the monkeys at the dealership had it for two weeks and tried a bunch of things they replaced the intercooler and fixed the issue, and damaged the hood of the car by leaving the tbolt clamp on the turbo facing up. GM customer service is a mess and in a way I will be happy when my warranty is up because my car will never see a dealership service monkey again.so what are the telltale signs that your stock IC has busted a seam?