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Hello folks,

I have a ECO A.L.C i am going to try and modify, any input is welcome.

My idea is to keep the current "PC" Rad and tie in a small transmission cooler into the loop. The Madness behind the science, is my current PC rad is too small and once temps start to rise in the radiator it cannot dissipate the heat fast enough.

As many have mentioned oil coolers are not designed for this setup, But the Higher flow capacity will mean it will take less pressure to move the fluid through the system.

I had this cooler in mind.. http://www.jegs.com/i/Flex-A-Lite/40...0002/-1?CT=999

For those who are wondering, this is not about looks, not about money...Its ALL about performance.
    
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post #2 of 12
doable, but the pump in the eco will die, the transmission radiator has to many fins and restriction is high, the pump wont keep up and just quit on you.

Due to the eco's pump is a very weak water pump and barely even puts out decent head pressure.
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I was thinking the same thing, so I was gonna add a second pump to help push water through the 2nd rad. Also you say restriction is high... I am going to have to disagree, something that is designed to flow oil... is going to flow regular liquid with very little restriction. Any PSI ratings on the radiator is a moot point since all those ratings are designed for use with OIL.

Larger lines, larger fins = better flow.
Edited by MadOblivion - 1/14/11 at 12:49pm
    
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You may as well just go for it and build a real custom loop at that point.
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You may as well just go for it and build a real custom loop at that point.
Yeah, I agree.
    
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Well the plan is still forming, I just wanted to find a use for this ECO cooler... as it is now it sucks ballz. I yanked it and slapped in a cooler master hyper N 520 that out performs it.

The loop becomes custom as soon as i start adding things to it. I'm just looking for dedicated cpu cooling, my GPU's run fine with air cooling at overclocks. The CPU on other hand requires superior cooling.
    
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Sell the ECO as is, and buy that pump and oil cooler and go get yourself a good CPU block to go with it.
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Sell the ECO as is, and buy that pump and oil cooler and go get yourself a good CPU block to go with it.
Best idea yet. sell crap eco... build my own loop.
    
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post #9 of 12
I say go for it! As you said, you're not going to experience a lot of headloss through that radiator, so the pump should have no problem pushing the water. It's actually a pretty cheap and easy to do mod as well.

Make it closed loop by submerging the rad in your coolant when you reassemble it, that way you don't have to buy a reservoir. Don't waste money buying another pump either. I'm willing to bet for the $30 you put into the radiator that you will get a significant performance increase.
Edited by cmeeks - 1/14/11 at 3:05pm
    
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post #10 of 12
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new idea, gravity fed water loop using small aquarium toss the pump
Edited by MadOblivion - 1/17/11 at 5:04pm
    
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