Results 1 to 8 of 8

Vortech Cooler Question

This is a discussion on Vortech Cooler Question within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Today after driving my car I noticed that the cololer was much warmer than it had ever been. The cooler ...

  1. #1
    Shes Everything To Me Vols Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Landrum SC
    Age
    37
    Posts
    374

    Vortech Cooler Question

    Today after driving my car I noticed that the cololer was much warmer than it had ever been. The cooler was about the same temp as the pipe coming out of the charger. I looked in the coolant tank an the thing looks empty. How can you tell how much coolant is actually in the system? When I shut the car off I can hear coolant garggaling in the pipes. I know I have not done a great job explaining this but if anyone can provide any insight I would be most greatful.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    earf
    Posts
    35
    The aftercooler/pump should be full. WHen you unscrew the cap to fill the system, it should constantly flow like a hose. Fill it back up while letting the pump run. It shouldnt gargle at all - that means it's low.

  3. #3
    Shes Everything To Me Vols Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Landrum SC
    Age
    37
    Posts
    374
    When you say fill it up while the pump runs you mean while the car is running? Should I be able to see coolant in the tank at all times running or not? Thanks for the help.

  4. #4
    Member Tman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Woodstock, GA
    Posts
    469

    Black
    2000 WS6

    If I am reading you correctly...you should always have the 50/50 mix in the resevoir. Any excess will just return to the radiator off the T.

    Are you able to hear your pump? you might also want to check and ensure the fuse is not blown.

  5. #5
    Shes Everything To Me Vols Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Landrum SC
    Age
    37
    Posts
    374
    I think I got it fixed the tank below the front fender was low on coolant.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    earf
    Posts
    35
    Quote Originally Posted by Vols Fan
    When you say fill it up while the pump runs you mean while the car is running? Should I be able to see coolant in the tank at all times running or not? Thanks for the help.
    my pump runs with key on engine off, and when started. The pump is installed right behind the battery, so when its running and i take the cap off, i can see coolant in there flowing. It should always be full to about 1 inch from the top whether its on or off. If you have air in the lines, you may get an incorrect reading, so always fill it while the pump is circulating and you'll also purge any air in the lines while doing so. I blocked off my T because too much was flowing into the overflow line to the radiator and i'd have to keep filling it up. Now, its a closed system and i never have to fill it whatsoever.

  7. #7
    Shes Everything To Me Vols Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Landrum SC
    Age
    37
    Posts
    374
    How do you block off the T?

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    earf
    Posts
    35
    Quote Originally Posted by Vols Fan
    How do you block off the T?
    Well..i did it...uhh...in the jerry-rig style. I just peeled off roughly a 2" square piece of plastic bag from a grocery store and wrapped it around the nipple on the T-fitting, then slid the overflow hose back over it. Its just something simple to prevent coolant from flowing out of the Vortech pump system into the radiator. Its been that way for 20,000 miles so far and no problems.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Trans cooler question?
    By freaky57fast in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-09-2014, 04:03 PM
  2. Oil cooler bypass question?
    By dirttrax in forum General Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-30-2011, 06:02 PM
  3. Vortech question, please help.
    By Isma98Z28SC in forum Forced Induction
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-18-2007, 10:06 PM
  4. Tranny cooler question
    By LETHALxLS1 in forum Automatic Transmission
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-08-2007, 08:06 PM
  5. 96 T/A Vortech tuning-ignition question...
    By fordwhupper in forum Forced Induction
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-06-2007, 01:16 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •