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Made the Cadi a little bit cooler (pics)

Literally.

Finally had a day off and installed my 1.7 gallon reservoir and Varimax pump for the Intercooler loop.

First I had to remove the engine cover trim, strut tower, and the bumper, which I'm slowly becoming a pro. Did I say pro? Oh wait, I meant TOTAL DUMBASS, because in pulling the bumper off, I realized after the fact that I had zip tied my HID wiring so snuggly that it pulled the wires out of the actual Bulb. SCORE ONE FOR ME! grrrr....



Gettin' nekkid


The full Monty (also POR-15'd the top bumper support because it was rusty and I could see it through my grill.


I decided to convert the entire cooling loop from 5/8" to 3/4", so it required a new intercooler manifold. That means the lid and IC were coming off.

DAYYYYYUM That's a dirty Intercooler brick.. Oil separator ordered STAT.


Supercharger looks so-so. No rotor contact lines on the back wall, so maybe this 3rd unit is the proverbial charm.


New manifold vs. old. FEEEEEL THE FLOOOOOOW


Axed the stock metal lines and also wrapped all of the hose in black heat shield and tied them together with stainless steel zip ties.


Humpty Dumpty all back together again. You can see the reservoir hiding back in the passenger firewall corner.


I did Distilled water and Royal Purple Ice. So far my coolant are still 21-22 over ambient, but I haven't had a chance to beat on her with this rain, so I'm sure the recovery time will improve compared to stock pump/no reservoir. We'll see.
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third unit? you've had to swap your S/C out multiple times? why? is this a common thing
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third unit? you've had to swap your S/C out multiple times? why? is this a common thing

Totally common. The snout isolators they use to keep vibration and noise down are spring loaded and wear down over time. GM gives a 120,000 mile warranty on the new blowers. I'm on my 3rd. The "fix" is to go with a solid isolator, but since those are 3rd party, IF your SC malfunctions for any other reason, you're up a creek. So I just bring it in when it starts rattling enough to truly annoy me. Once I pulley up it will have a solid isolator since that voids the SC warranty as well.
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is the design different on the merc, do they have the same issues
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Totally common. The snout isolators they use to keep vibration and noise down are spring loaded and wear down over time. GM gives a 120,000 mile warranty on the new blowers. I'm on my 3rd. The "fix" is to go with a solid isolator, but since those are 3rd party, IF your SC malfunctions for any other reason, you're up a creek. So I just bring it in when it starts rattling enough to truly annoy me. Once I pulley up it will have a solid isolator since that voids the SC warranty as well.

omg so technical i'm wet
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is the design different on the merc, do they have the same issues

The Merc had a clutch on the snout to regulate boost. They typically started to weep fluid after spinning them hard. My car made it to 89K before it started leaking. The LSA uses an electronic bypasss that looks like a small throttle body inside the blower snout.
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BRb9bDED...n-by=sqctuning

My tuner just pulled 716HP out of a V today, his personal best on CTS Vs (he's done a couple) by about 50HP.
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My tuner just pulled 716HP out of a V today, his personal best on CTS Vs (he's done a couple) by about 50HP.

UNF..

Yeah these cars take to mods reeeeally well.
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