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320touring 01-16-2016 05:03 PM

Old School Diesel thermal efficiency improvement?
 
Hello all,

My 1998 Peugeot 306 has a 1.9 litre XUD turbo diesel.

It has the intercooler on top of the engine, which is not ideal from a cooling point of view- it also means a fair whack of heat escapes via the bonnet.

Do I move the intercooler to the front and add insulation onto the bonnet?

Also the car has no undertray so I was considering putting foam insulation on the sump and block to improve warmup..

you can see what I mean in the pics below:

Intercooler setup
http://thumbsnap.com/s/t7GKnPff.jpg

My bonnet after approx 10 mins and 1.5 mile running- seems to have melted a fair bit of snow!
http://thumbsnap.com/s/hD2FT1oI.jpg

This is the sump setup- just hanging out in the breeze:http://thumbsnap.com/s/ZMqPBGB9.jpg

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 01-16-2016 08:44 PM

Sure you should move the intercooler to the front and add an undertray, not just for heat retention but also to improve the underbody airflow. And you can add a layer of some thermal insulator to the external side of the oil pan and to the valve cover.


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