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Old 06-05-2010, 07:55 AM
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Modding the cooling mod

This has been on my list of things to do for awhile now and Thanks to Merc I recently aquired the Evenflow cooling mod for $100.00 BRAND NEW. I looked over the goods and researched the topic good and plenty and the more I looked at it the more I saw room for improvement. I mean come on even a heater line is 5/8" thick, this entire kit is 1/2" thick and this is suppose to cool 2 cylinder walls? So I searched and found some parts that will make this kit 5/8" from start to finish. I also don't like the idea of running a coolant line that close to my throttle body and air intake so I'm gonna run the 5/8" hose down to the ABS controller across the frame and up to the rear firewall to the back of the cylinder connection. Here's a list of my parts, they all came from Napa

1.5" radiator hose splice with 5/8" nipple PN# 660-1742 $7.39
5/8" T connector PN# 660-1666 $10.49
5/8" 90 degree connector with 1/2"NPT threads PN 660-1702 $9.39
5/8 straight hose connector with 1/2" NPT thread (Lowes) $3.00
5/8" Napa heater hose .75 per ft X 9 ft

So the math is $140.00 for a cooling mod that will flow more and will not affect my IAT's for less than what a new kit costs from Evenflow. When I do the install I will also get around to finally installing my EMP water pump that I got a year ago. I'm sure my engine will be very happy when i'm done.


I just found some interesting info. If some are considering this mod Evenflow sells the adaptors with the 1/2" NPT thread for $45.00 each they come with the hold down and hardware. Two of these and the parts list above is all you will need to do this mod and it will be $10.00 cheaper than my kit. Hmmmmm... For $130.00 you get a better kit then they are selling for $155.00 Here's the link: http://www.evenflowcooling.com/products-2.html
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:55 AM
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Nice improvement well done. The only thing you left out was the teflon tape & vidio.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:19 AM
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^^^ I will post up some pics when I get this kit installed. Thanks!
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:44 AM
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hmm...interesting. i'll have to look into this whenever my kit arrives.
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Cool, I didn't know I could order the fitting by itself.
Just emailed them....
Thanks!
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^^^Glad to help you out.
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Musclemerc Cooling Mod

I finally got the install done, here are a few pics of how everything worked out. The raditor splice is closer to the PS reservoir it runs down to the rails, up behind the brake booster, and throtle body. The EMP water pump went in flawless and she's got a new 180deg. thermostat and all new O rings.
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Looks Good!
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Nice clean install.
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hey there. Looks great. how clean was your upper when you took it off -- Is your catch can working?

I need to do this at some point. How long did it take to remove the upper and lower intake? Any gotchas?
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The catch can works flawless, I took the upper and lower off in 1 piece, I would say it took about 40min to remove the entire upper/lower combo. No real gotcha's on this mod its pretty straight forward and i'm running alot cooler than before.


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hey there. Looks great. how clean was your upper when you took it off -- Is your catch can working?

I need to do this at some point. How long did it take to remove the upper and lower intake? Any gotchas?
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An excellent post.

Didn't Dennis' kit require popping out a freeze plug in the back of the cylinder head? Also, how much difference does the new water pump make over the stocker?

Thanks for leg work on this mod.
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All cooling mods require removing the two upper rear freeze plugs. As far as the EMP pump goes I can't say 100% it's the WP or 100% the cooling mod but I datalogged my temps before this and now they are averaging 10~14deg. cooler. The WP in my opinion is far better than stock just by the design of the impeller. I did'nt choose the EMP for HP reasons I chose it because of the fact it moves more water than the stock WP.



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An excellent post.

Didn't Dennis' kit require popping out a freeze plug in the back of the cylinder head? Also, how much difference does the new water pump make over the stocker?

Thanks for leg work on this mod.

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Looks good nice mod to a cool mod. You now have the coolest Marauder on site. Thanks for sharing some great info. What part # is the EMP water pump ?
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An excellent post.

Didn't Dennis' kit require popping out a freeze plug in the back of the cylinder head? Also, how much difference does the new water pump make over the stocker?

Thanks for leg work on this mod.
+1.

I'm going to do basically the same thing with the DR cooling kit that I've already installed.
I don't like the fact that the DR kit ties in to the heater core hoses.
So I bought a 1.5" x 3/4" radiator hose 'T' fitting, and a 5/8" x 5/8" x 3/4" heater hose 'T'.
I'm going to run the 2 rear 5/8" coolant hoses together into a single 3/4" coolant hose, then run that forward to the 1.5" x 3/4" radiator hose 'T'.
I'm considering running the 3/4" hose under/through the intake manifold to get it to the upper radiator hose.
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