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Phantom GTR/Vortex Builds In a Vortex with your Phantom build? Share your build experiences here.

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Old 14th January 2011, 22:03
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Ken,
THe aftermarket sierra cosworth ones are cheap and plentiful, that's what I used on mine and it was a good size...
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Old 15th January 2011, 18:34
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Hi Ken,
Glad to hear you've got some mileage on it without blowing it up

If you want a rad that will go in without changing brackets or pipes etc.. Chris uses a higher capacity one on the 3.0L cars, think there's one in stock at the moment too. Its not ally, but should last quite a while, where did your original come from?
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Old 22nd January 2011, 23:21
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Radiator was supplied by Phantom - slightly larger than 2.7l one to cope with bigger engine.
The other day I had the car ticking over on the drive to warm it up and demist the windows as it hadn't been out since new year and I noticed a puddle of warm coolant under the front of the car. On closer inspection it was squirting out of a split in one of the front hoses (not one supplied by Phantom but one of my own) and spraying all over the end tank of the rad.
So had the car up on my lift today (5 tonne fork lift at work!) and changed the hose and another one (again my one of mine) which was looking a bit cracked. After filling it up and running it up to temperature no sign of any leaks and the radiator end tank seems to be dry as well. Might have started as a small pin hole leaking onto the end tank giving the wrong impression. I think the split in the hose was only letting coolant out when the system was pressurising when it was heating up.
Anyway will keep an eye on the situation but looks like the rad wasn't the problem after all.

New intermediate drive shaft has been ordered last week and should be delivered within the next 3-4 weeks.

Ed have you got the drawing for the layout of the VW boost control valve? Must get that plumbed in and book another dyno session before the new racing season kicks off.
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Old 15th February 2011, 21:18
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Good news then Ken!
I've lost some of the details about the VW valve, as it was on my phone, which got accidentally wiped recently.
However it is plumbed in on my car, so will check for you and let you know.
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Old 16th February 2011, 07:21
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Hi Ken.

Are you looking for the layout of the VW boost control valve as fitted to the 1.8T 20V engine? If so, I'll dig it out from Bentleys.
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Old 17th February 2011, 22:53
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Yup, that's the one. I did have the details but they are lost somewhere on the computer.
I am keen to get it plumbed in and wired up so as soon as I get the new drive shaft in I can book another mapping session before all the racers bring all their cars out for mapping before the start of the season.
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Old 18th February 2011, 07:07
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Long leg. Air filter/blank/not used
Middle one throttle body.
End one - Actutor.
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Old 21st February 2011, 20:51
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Thanks for that. It was more which tail of the boost valve goes where I was after though.
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Old 20th March 2011, 17:43
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Update for boost valve above.
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