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      03-11-2011, 10:14 PM   #573
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got the stage 2 oil cooler from stet installed. Coming from no oil cooler. Lowered the temps today by 40 degrees from 250- 210.
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detailed the car today-
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do you use a orbital?
i am going to take care of mine soon and im just trying to see how much i need to save for it all.
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yes- the PC 7424. Buy one off of the classifieds here. I bought mine new, but you can save 10-30% going used. Many have been used only once or twice.
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Michael,
You have experience putting in a new FMIC right? I'm getting my ETS 5" tomorrow
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yes- the PC 7424. Buy one off of the classifieds here. I bought mine new, but you can save 10-30% going used. Many have been used only once or twice.
Joe lay off the gas pedal. Luckily that V1 saved you.
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You have experience putting in a new FMIC right? I'm getting my ETS 5" tomorrow
Yup really easy.
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Yup really easy.
Sweet. How much time does it take?
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It took just over 2 hours on my ETS. Here's a few tips:
  • The kit from ETS doesn't include instructions. I think they have a write-up on their website, but I've seen a few installs that I know what needed to be done
  • After removing the front apron and stock intercooler, you'll want to cut the small metal band clamp on the accordion tube coming from the hot side. Look up on the passenger side of the car at the metal charge pipe coming down from the turbos. Remove the stock quick-fit accordion tube by using a Dremel (with a fiberglass cutoff wheel) on the metal band clamp, taking care not to cut into the rubber tube or pipe
  • Lower the car and loosen the worm gear clamp on the lower charge pipe on the driver's side. Yours should be out in the open, given the Stett intake
  • Get back under the car and look for the lower charge pipe that you just loosened. It clamps onto a smaller coolant hose to stay in place, so you'll have to pry it away from that hose to remove
  • Insert the ETS-provided lower charge pipe but don't tighten it yet. You'll need it really loose to give you room to connect the bottom elbow onto the intercooler
  • Bolt up the new intercooler with the hot-side coupler and cold-side elbow already in place
  • Have someone from the top of the engine massage the lower charge pipe into the cold-side elbow coupling. You won't have much room to work with under the car.

It also looks like the intercooler is too small or fits too low in the bumper. There's nothing wrong with the ETS design, it's just that the M-Sport bumper has a much taller opening than the regular sport bumper. Had I known this, I probably would have stuck with taller Helix intercooler, but the ETS 5" fits well and gets the job done.



I still can't believe it-- such a small intercooler and it provided a consistent +21 degree delta from ambient to IAT, even with 4 back-to-back pulls on a stationary dyno. The improvement over stock is insane.

Get ready to get your hands all oiled up too, thanks to the stock recirculating PCV system.
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yes- the PC 7424. Buy one off of the classifieds here. I bought mine new, but you can save 10-30% going used. Many have been used only once or twice.
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Sweet. How much time does it take?
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It took just over 2 hours on my ETS. Here's a few tips:
  • The kit from ETS doesn't include instructions. I think they have a write-up on their website, but I've seen a few installs that I know what needed to be done
  • After removing the front apron and stock intercooler, you'll want to cut the small metal band clamp on the accordion tube coming from the hot side. Look up on the passenger side of the car at the metal charge pipe coming down from the turbos. Remove the stock quick-fit accordion tube by using a Dremel (with a fiberglass cutoff wheel) on the metal band clamp, taking care not to cut into the rubber tube or pipe
  • Lower the car and loosen the worm gear clamp on the lower charge pipe on the driver's side. Yours should be out in the open, given the Stett intake
  • Get back under the car and look for the lower charge pipe that you just loosened. It clamps onto a smaller coolant hose to stay in place, so you'll have to pry it away from that hose to remove
  • Insert the ETS-provided lower charge pipe but don't tighten it yet. You'll need it really loose to give you room to connect the bottom elbow onto the intercooler
  • Bolt up the new intercooler with the hot-side coupler and cold-side elbow already in place
  • Have someone from the top of the engine massage the lower charge pipe into the cold-side elbow coupling. You won't have much room to work with under the car.

It also looks like the intercooler is too small or fits too low in the bumper. There's nothing wrong with the ETS design, it's just that the M-Sport bumper has a much taller opening than the regular sport bumper. Had I known this, I probably would have stuck with taller Helix intercooler, but the ETS 5" fits well and gets the job done.



I still can't believe it-- such a small intercooler and it provided a consistent +21 degree delta from ambient to IAT, even with 4 back-to-back pulls on a stationary dyno. The improvement over stock is insane.

Get ready to get your hands all oiled up too, thanks to the stock recirculating PCV system.
That's pretty much it. It took me about 1.5 hours including dremeling doing it myself. Not too hard of a job.

Did you install yours yourself Roger?
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Either of you two want to help me out with this? My garage has no room to work really and I know I don't have all the tools I will need. I will compensate with cold beverages
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That's pretty much it. It took me about 1.5 hours including dremeling doing it myself. Not too hard of a job.

Did you install yours yourself Roger?
I had it installed at Cobb-- the labor rate was very reasonable but I spent a good bit of time of time under the car with the tech to show him the process and help with the installation. I'd imagine they'll quote the job now at 2 hours.


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Intercooler install is pretty easy, Michaels right. Only took about a hour and a half. Gotta have a Dremal though.
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Thanks for all the input guys. I will probably just end up taking it to COBB. That way, I know it will be done right. The price they quoted me is negligible for peace of mind.
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nice, was it close to their $85/hr quote? or less?
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any recommendations where i can get my H&Rs installed for a good price?
I would go to cobb- not to sound like a broken record on this thread. I just got off the phone with them, scheduled my coilover install for next week. Very reasonable quote and you know they will do it right.
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