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Adding capacity to improve cooling system?

Just thought I"d run a silly thought by you all.

My current system is pretty much maxed out on 100+ degree days. I like my radiators fitment and I'm within a half inch of hitting the crank pulley as it is. (no room in front either (intercooler). I was thinking of adding a 1-2 gallon additional reservoir inline with the cooling system to help it out a little? Haven't really ever heard of this being done. Anyone try it?

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Have you considered adding an oil cooler. Adding a resevoir of extra coolant wont cool any better unless the resevoir has some way of cooling the 2 gallons of coolant with it.
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I suppose your right, would just take a little more time for it to get to it's peak temp. I was comparing it to a boiling a cup of water compared to 3 cups of water.

Yanno I had an oil cooler installed last year and I switched over to e85 and eliminated it this year. I may need to put it back on. Oil temps with my temp gun were around 170-180 after a pass. I didn't think it would make that much difference. Thanks for the tip...

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An oil cooler can make a big difference in removing engine heat..

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a extra transmission cooler ... placed in line between the transmission and the radiator can HELP reduce engine temperatures.



I also have a extra transmission filter on my cars. It adds about a quart of fluid and keep any trash from the coolers and the transmission pan.

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I suppose your right, would just take a little more time for it to get to it's peak temp. I was comparing it to a boiling a cup of water compared to 3 cups of water.
Yes, when added to the same container, it would take longer to warm up. But youre talking about adding a seperate container, and unless that container is designed to remove heat from water, it wont help cool the car. Does the car have a heater system. If not, you could plumb in a large heated core, vent it outside the car so the interior doenst get hot, add a fan to force air over it.
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back in the day

I remember driving truck, from Carson City Nev to Lake Tahoe, Calif. Fully loaded up that steep road, We had the heater on full blast and the doors proped open with a piece of broom stick. 4 hours up, 17 minutes back down. I had a friend that raced a datson 2000 roadster. He added an old truck heater box with a fan under the hood with hoses routed in line. It cost him $ 15 and added enough cooling capacity.
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