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    Coolant reroute kits

    I see we have some kits on the market.

    Three of them are =>
    M-tuned which was the one you bought unless you went the diy-way. Price about 330 usd.

    Qmax as 949racing are promoting these days, big orange and good looking and better priced to about 250 usd.


    IL motorsport's kit which only come the NA6 at the moment. Priced to about 250 usd (at the ilmotorsport.de web-shop)


    Never installed one of these, but changed coolant hoses "back there" I'm cringing at the thought of installing the Qmax kit without removing the head or loosening the driveline.

    Personally I like design of the IL kit best. Looks like a good solution and easier to mount than the others.
    (Not that I think anything are easy doing "back there".)

    The IL kit does only come for the NA6.

    Asking about a NA8 version I got the following answer :
    "I can't tell you an exact date now, too. But the date gets clearer. We expect to be able to offer it at the end of September/ beginning of October."



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    The IL kit seems really well thought out.

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    The IL is pretty well thought out. I do appreciate the ease of access for the t-stat and the coolant hose support.

    Removing the gasket at the back of the head to install the new one will be an exercise in patience.

    I use a custom re-route. It is basically a machined spacer with ports on the sides to accept a nipple for the heater hose, the water temp sensor, and an aftermarket temp sensor (if I use one) ($80). the cap is a stock water neck for a late 90's KIA ($15 on Amazon), 2 M12 bolts (each were different length ~$5), a machined front block off plate ($20), a moulded coolant hose from a 1500/2500 General Motors truck ($30, trimmed to length), two T-clamps (~$5), and 3 t-stat gaskets ($5-10). I like it for the off-the-shelf parts I can replace later as it ages.

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    One toast for Hyper Coolant Re-route. It's been a long time I do not talk about my re-route. The Holy Grail of re-routes is presently stored in a box for lifetime.






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    Just observations about the coolant reroute; the car comes to temp a lot quicker and stays. I noticed the fans don't come on as much as they did with the stock setup (I use a larger aftermarket radiator). With the reroute, accessing the hose at the back of the head isn't as difficult as I thought (1.6). T-bolt clamps are the way to go for access and clamping versus worm gear, just watch the orientation and direction the bolts point towards. Be aware where the started is and the lead from the battery. I put a towel over it when I work back there so I know where it is and tools wont touch it.

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    Hmm, would a re-route be easier to do while you were replacing engine mounts or will it still be really tight to get to the back?

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    It'd be even tighter. As replacing engine mounts with the engine in the car require you to jack the engine up, and it tilts back towards the firewall when you do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slampen View Post
    The IL kit does only come for the NA6.

    Asking about a NA8 version I got the following answer :
    "I can't tell you an exact date now, too. But the date gets clearer. We expect to be able to offer it at the end of September/ beginning of October."
    I am very curious to see their NA8 solution. I know the NA6 reroute was intended to be for both, but the fitting for the hose that leads to the oil cooler on the back of the NA8 head was an unforeseen inteference. I.L.'s reroute looks the most OEM (besides the IL logo in the casting), so it is the most pleasing to the eye to me (even if it's going to go mostly unseen). So the response they gave you has me wanting to wait for them to release their NA8 solution.

    Otherwise, I plan to go with 949's new QMax reroute.

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