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    Default Think my intercooler needed changing?? lol

    Noticed a whistling sound coming from the front of the car today and whilst checking i noticed the intercooler looked rather battered!!>>

    Whipped it out and mamanged to destroy the rad doin so Turns out one of the fixing bolts that hold the cooler to the rad was rusted solid and siezed and when i tried to remov it , it broke the corner of the rad were it bolts into! Typical that i save ££ on the cooler only for something else to break to even up the cost
    Also had all the clamps holding the hoses on fall to pieces when i tried to remove them as they were seized also !! In all a simple job turned into and expensive and much harder one than planned!! lol

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    How much did you pay for a new intercooler?

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    tbh, i didnt get a new one as i got offered a really good 2nd one.. Only paid £65 for it! Car has been eating my money just recently..

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    Guys i have now changed the intercooler out and its made a huge difference to the way the car drives! It seems ive gain a large amount of power ( I now know the car def aint standard ) and also , my car no longer chucks out black smoke on gear changes and grey smoke when driving! It seems im finally getting ahead on this car and in 1 week have solved most of the issues that were driving me nuts..
    The car now spins out in 2nd and feels like ive fitted a bigger turbo.
    Seems the intercooler must of been alot worste than it looked!!

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    With the bad intercooler how did it effect you car power wise. Did it kidder or have flat spots.

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    Power wise it seemed the car still pulled ok but took longer for the power to build up from the turbo.. Thing is i had a modded cali turbo that was 284bhp before this car so when i got this afterwards i just thought diesels run like this and excepted it.. The guy before me told me the car had been remapped so i asummed the black smoke from the exhaust when pushing it was due to this and were the car id been driving for yrs before was alot more powerfull i never noticed the power loss.. Since the replacement the power comes alot quicker now and alot stronger.. Also all the black crap from the rear has completley gone .. It really seems a whole lot different and i find that im spinning the fronts now in 1st and 2nd which never happened before! Missing the 4x4 i guess lol

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