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Old 03-12-2017, 01:45 PM   #331
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Might have to put some spacers in to get it around the latch, but looks promising!
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:53 PM   #332
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Autozone wanted $73+tax for the dorman. Just ordered a "replacement part", REPC311105 for $26 to my door. Thanks for the nudge Cat Man!!

EDIT: They just cancelled my order - out of stock, ordered from another retailer for $28
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:51 PM   #333
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I know you like to "reinvent" the wheel and that's great. The part you bought I was thinking on the same line as a small round base board heater. Didn't know what you bought was even made.
What are the dimensions of it?
Looked up REPC311105 but it didn't show me any real info.
Also did you do anything about the one weak cylinder you had?
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:02 PM   #334
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It's for a 2007 charger. Unfortunately they cancelled my order too. Looks like everyone is out of this less expensive part. I'll have to check a recycling yard.

The leak rate on cylinders 1-3 is 2% and cylinder 4 is 4-5%, so it's not too bad.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:05 PM   #335
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I know you like to "reinvent" the wheel and that's great. The part you bought I was thinking on the same line as a small round base board heater. Didn't know what you bought was even made.
What are the dimensions of it?
Looked up REPC311105 but it didn't show me any real info.
Also did you do anything about the one weak cylinder you had?
Sorry Cat Man, I missed your question there in the middle. The dimensions will be the same as the Dorman unit I linked to on the previous page.

I hope to check at our local yard here next week. Once I get it, and mock it up, I'm hoping one of these, below, will work for the turbo side. There won't be much room left for it.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-13212/overview/

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-13213/overview/
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:35 PM   #336
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I called every wrecking yard around, nobody had the power steering cooler I wanted. Some of them immediately said no, didn't even look it up. Finally, one last yard that google wasn't showing me. Drove up there, and they had a 2005 Dodge Magnum - winner winner dinner! $35+tax.

Bought this at the hardware store, about $2.

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It's 1 1/4" diameter(top) rubber stopper(cork). It's 1" tall, so I cut it in half with my multi-tool and drilled a 1/4" hole in the center. I used the top half, with a fender washer, as the drivers side mount, utilizing the bolt for the upper radiator bracket.

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I removed the grille, so I could know exactly how high(and far out, man) I could mount the passenger side end of the cooler. It was very close, it had to be out far enough so that the hood striker wouldn't hit it, and as high as possible for flow. I utilized the passenger side hood latch bolt for the other mount, cutting, bending, drilling, tapping an old Simpson hardware bracket.

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Then I had to remount the intake side catch can, so that it would be low enough for flow purposes. I had an old 4" octagonal metal junction box from my remodel that I modified and made a hanger for the catch can.

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One down, one to go!!!

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When I was an apprentice, we were the last contractor on the jobsite, so we had to clean everything up. My boss paid me to scrap out the job, I got to keep the money for the scrap too.

It was a great deal, but it wasn't long after, that I found I could really use some of that stuff I scrapped out. To buy it new was 20x what I got for it as scrap. I tend to keep stuff now, glad I did here. Always good to have some material around for things like this.
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For the turbo-side cooler, I'm actually liking this one better. It's 5/8" shorter length, and has mounting brackets.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/prm-71001/overview/

I haven't been able to find it anywhere else, other than Summit's eBay page. I'd like to find a better deal on it.
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So, I am new to this. Did you use some kind of adapter plate for where the stocker goes? I'd love some kind of improvement from my struggles with my (I think) clogged OEM cooler. I'm losing coolant, and I think this is where it's going.
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So, I am new to this. Did you use some kind of adapter plate for where the stocker goes? I'd love some kind of improvement from my struggles with my (I think) clogged OEM cooler. I'm losing coolant, and I think this is where it's going.
This is to cool the vapor in the PCV system, so that the oil, water, etc. will drop out of the air stream, making the catch cans more efficient.

If you think you are having an issue with your (transmission? engine oil?) cooler, that's not what this is. You would be better served to start a new thread.
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Got it.
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