- May 26, 2020
We can swop shells? Will be a lot of work but I reckon I could reshell a 1p over a weekend lol just kidding mate
Excuse me now while I cry myself to sleep ... lol that was a bad day when that came off however did get my car to 160mph on the dial and 155 on gps
And managed to break my window reg I'm assuming, in the cold weather for some reason I tried to open the drivers window, heard a break then could hear the window reg operating whilst the glass is still frozen in place pushed the glass back into whatever makes it go up and down and it works but getting a really annoying rattle so need to take the doorcard off to inspect damage, hopefully not having to drill rivets out to get the doorskin off
Epic mateBeen a busy few days on the cupra, I decided to treat myself to a Welly cooler, I went for the creations motorsports kit as we have a dealership with them through the company so get a few quid off.
It's the standard size "Welly cooler" core (600x300x76) along with the pipe kit and bayonet coupler. It was a pretty hard install in all honesty, I wouldn't want to do another but it's all in now and the cars seems to be pulling stronger all over and is more noticeable top end when before it was gasping for cool air.
Started off by removing the front bumper which is a relatively easy job, and lifted up the car to disconnect the old piping. On the old discharge pipe you need to keep the smaller green o ring to put on the bayonet coupler which attaches on to the discharge pipe!
Mine was perfectly fine once I cleaned it up and I smoke tested it which it passed!
I then started chopping up the crash bar, this process was pretty long as it's just trial and error, I also had to cut the front of the rad pack support so the intercooler could sit more flush against the air con rad. Also had to move the air temp sensor and bend the horns out of the way.
I managed to get the intercooler to sit behind the crashbar and made a little bracket to hold it in place,
I had some old brackets for tube lights which worked perfectly so drilled a hole and nut + bolted them in place,
also it's a fairly tight fit behind the crash bar so the intercooler is pretty solid.
The pipework is difficult to connect up, probably the hardest part. Some people Tig weld pipe to the original discharge pipe which if I could Tig weld and had spare pipe I would have done. Unfortunately had to make do with the coupler and as mentioned just takes a super long time and patience to get the pipes in. The other side (charge) was a breeze.
Once I'd got it all fitted up was pretty hard to get the front bumper on, had to wriggle the horns around, the one on the right I mounted it the opposite way so it was out the way, and left side I just moved till it wasn't fouling the fog light housing. Also had to take off the air duct and bracket, I probably could of made that fit with enough effort but in all honesty I just wanted the car back together and instead I put the cold air feed for my intake there instead ( the black pipe to the right of the shiny one)
After cutting the plastics out at the bottom inside of the front bumper and messing around with the headlight washer hoses I finally managed to get it back together.
Thank God for that never doing a Welly cooler again
So worth it though
And whilst I had it up on the ramp it'd be rude not to do a quick oil and oil filter change
With the creation kit did you have to modify any of their hoses to fit?
Might look at this myself
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I was considering getting dynodaze to do mine in the summerCheers bud! Love the look on the front end now
Yeah sorry I forgot to say in the little write up I trimmed a fair bit off the silicon discharge pipe in order to get it to fit. You'll always have a bit of a kink in that silicon pipe though unfortunately
Haha sometimes it's worth it in the end to give it to someone who does them day in day out, seen their work and it looks awesome, credit to them! Still pretty good bang for buck considering the performance and the competitionI was considering getting dynodaze to do mine in the summer
Yeah they charge 550 but they look like they do a cracking job , but I remember trying to do my last cupras welly cooler and after failing to fit a darkside intercooler and just mounting the welly core I cant do that heart break again lol
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