Since I got the IC installed, I think it hampered the cooling ability of my 2.5 turbo Daytona. Raising the boost probably didn't help either. Anyways...
The IC is of course sitting in front of my radiator... and as such the temp is harder to come back down seemingly due to it. I know the TII had a different radiator, but when I suggested getting one, as I remember it some were for and some were against. I went with the mechanic's choice.
Driving on the freeway, it wants to creep up to around 215 degrees and sit there. But if I drive for long, it has climber further up and then I have to get off the freeway to let it cool... but I am not 100% sure if it is because my alternator. I also know that having a 3 speed auto is probably culprit having the motor at about 3k RPM around 65MPH.
The alternator sounds like a rock tumbler. I get a both voltage codes...I am guessing one too high, one too low. I think a alternator short was another code. As such I am thinking my temp readings sometimes are wrong. One time I saw the temp drop way too fast. But it raises other questions.
The car is obviously collecting data based off the sensor, which is gathered using electricity of course. The voltage is going up and down. The car assumes the coolant temp sensor is one reading but is another... I think. But I don't want to assume things either.
When I get the alternator fixed I will know for sure. I am also getting a new coolant temp sensor too for just in cases. They are only about $30 or so I believe so mind as well.
Anyways, living in AZ doesn't help the fact the stock style radiator I have, although is new... is now behind an IC.
Now about that hood vent.
I see that the Dodge Charger 2.2 turbo had a cool hood vent which I believe is functional. The 84-86 Daytona has one which I believe is functional. Didn't one vent air towards the turbo?
The airflow path can be interrupted, and hamper cooling the engine I believe.
Can someone that knows what is or isn't proper airflow school me on the subject?
I know I don't want to cut up the hood just to get worse cooling.
I also know that dirt, dust and rain is a factor when adding vents or scoops and don't want to mess things up. But... since Dodge had the Charger 2.2 turbo and Daytona 2.2 turbo with hood vents, I am hopeful this may help my cooling needs.
The oil cooler I have not forgotten. Does anyone know where I can get a high flow water and oil pump? Also, the TurbosUnleashed upgraded oil pan that adds 2 more bottles of oil capacity is of interest. Would the pan help keep temps down?
Thank you guys for putting up with all these questions.