The Lightning has an electric waterpump for the cooler that is in intake.
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On a 2001 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6, In its infinite wisdom ford decided to pump hot water through the intake. I am assuming its to help emmisions, faster warm ups and even to prevent throttle body icing in colder climates is also a reason. I immediatly bypassed that as soon as a I realized I had on my hands, but could I run cold water through there and make a sort of Naturally aspirated water/air intercooler, or at least a mildly less warm intake. i've got access to free oil coolers etc. the pump is the hardest part. But i am sure i could find a fuel pump cheap that could handle continuous duty.
Auto manufacturers have been running coolant through the intake manifold for years, if not decades.
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that pump looks perfect, but at 148 its price trumps the HP gain.
Yah, it is steep.
the oil cooler is salvaged so i am not above salvaging a pump. if it fails nothing catastrophic will happen.
I'm just talking because I don't know anything specific about Rangers, but where's your coolant temp sensor? You don't want to trick the computer into thinking you're always in a cold-start situation.
the coolant temperature sensor isn't in the intake. i have already disabled the heater circuit that runs through the plenum. the coolant temperature sensor is closer to the thermostat in some bunch of fittings further down. i'd explain it more clearly but i don't have a quality mental image and the truck isn't handy for me to check right now.
fateddy are you trying to direct me out of here?
i believe i've posted enough helpful suggestions to not be run off. plus i've posted this question in a 3.0l v6 specific forum but they were too conserned with cold air intakes and lift kits to actually care about air intake density. or any of the finer points of engine performance.
somewhat off topic of my own thread anyone put an aluminum plate between the back of the cylinders and the carb to act as a heat barrier between the carbs and engine. i believe i've seen it done on some race bikes.
i was kidding about you trying to direct me out of here fateddy. its just those forums really aren't concerned about racing, its more saturday night show off stuff.