Weird heat issue

Discussion in 'FI' started by Sparky197, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    2009 197 cup, 2013 V8 M3, 2004 172, 1964 moggy turbo pickup
    took the car to cadwell.

    After 3-4 laps I noticed temps rising so came off track.

    Cooled down

    Took back out exact same thing after 3.5 laps.

    Took car out on road and under medium to hard driving (same as track) I did not incur any issues whatsoever.

    Any ideas?
     

  2. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    Check your fan wiring,

    make sure it's blowing the right way. Common issue on these conversions
     
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  3. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    2009 197 cup, 2013 V8 M3, 2004 172, 1964 moggy turbo pickup
    Aftermarket fan mounted to rear of rad (engine side)

    Blowing in towards engine so sucking heat away effectively.

    Is this correct?
     
  4. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    That's right.

    Some people have had issue's on track when using the clio rad.

    Are the outlets on the same side or opposite?

    Also remove the rear seal on the bulkhead to let heat out when on track.
     
  5. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    2009 197 cup, 2013 V8 M3, 2004 172, 1964 moggy turbo pickup
    Just spoke to old owner
    It’s got a clio alloy rad.

    I’ll buy an airtec for meglio conversion unless you guys tell me an alternative?
     
  6. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Clio rad is fine for mine on track.

    Maybe it’s not functioning a 100% or possibly the fmic you have is covering too much of it?

    New thermostat might help.

    Lots of ponderables. AirTec one looks great though!
     
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  7. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    Car:
    2009 197 cup, 2013 V8 M3, 2004 172, 1964 moggy turbo pickup
    My issue is it’s 100 percent perfect on road.

    Sadly I’ll have to pay for another track day to then learn I haven’t resolved the issue. Bloody frustrating lol

    It does have a fairly large fmic so yes possibly covering too much of it. What’s the fix there?

    Yes agreed on thermostat
    I’ll try this.

    Also looking at electric waterpumps etc.

    I love the car for all its positives and I don’t mind spending money if it guarantees no heat issues.

    Also looking at venting bonnet but I hate the rs style
    Would love something like this bonnet:

    https://www.cliosport.net/threads/renault-clio-rs-turbo-4x4-impression.184237/

    Anyone have anything similar?
     
  8. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    I have put some holes in the back of a spare bonnet and the heat that comes from them is huge. I put them over the frame so water could run into the scuttle drains.

    All my pics are on my old phone. I'll see what I can find.
     
  9. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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  10. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    What rad you running Mark
     
  11. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    Clio but haven't had it on the track. Driven hard it never goes over the second mark on the gauge.
     
  12. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    2009 197 cup, 2013 V8 M3, 2004 172, 1964 moggy turbo pickup
    Mine also never goes high on road
    So weird
     
  13. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    Well I can’t be doing with unpredictable and hard to replicate issues without risking another ruined track day so I’ve just bought an airtec rad for meglio conversion
     
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  14. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    How much are they if you don’t mind me asking?
     
  15. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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  16. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    I won’t say the exact price as that can cause arguements and that’s not my style but I bought through Rensport and didn’t pay full retail.

    Slight discount available
     
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  17. Sparky197

    Sparky197 Paid Member

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    So it’s here
    I’m impressed by the workmanship and I hope it solves the issue
     
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