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Offline Rusty

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No Intercooler wtf?
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:16:50 AM »
Hi all,
new member here, sent my intro last week...
just got my 89 Aussie model Rocky hardtop wagon a few days ago and Im amazed how good its condition is, better than I thought really.
When buying it I noticed the engine code on the compliance plate was DL51, not DL52 as I thought it would be. Today I noticed that there is no intercooler on it, so I did some searching and found that DL51 is the same motor and turbo as the DL52,but no intercooler. I had no idea there were non intercooled versions of these.
Its not a major problem as I didnt buy it for horsepower anyway, haha, but I do wonder if it is an easy job to fit an intercooler to it, probably an aftermarket one as it will be hard to find a genuine one Im sure.
So the question are:
1. how hard to fit an intercooler?
2. where would I find a kit to suit?
3. Or do I need to buy a generic cooler core and make up custom pipes to fit?
4. If 3, what size core woild I be looking for?
thanks
Rusty