With a huge heatwave hitting California, we found when doing a track day at Willow Springs raceway in over 100-degree heat that our car was starting to run a little hot about halfway through a session. Not terribly but it was enough to have to slow down for a few laps. Now we were were running gasoline and our high boost map, this could be solved or improved to reduce temperatures by running our low boost map and E85 for fuel. However more cooling never hurt anyone. With that, we decided that improving airflow to our engine oil cooler would help quite a bit. We once again enlisted the help of our friends at BD Engineering to make us a super cool duct to force-feed air our Greddy oil cooler air from the front of the car. You might recall that BD previously helped us develop the rear big brake kit for our car. If you need engineering help designing super cool parts for your car, give them a call, the results are amazing and not as expensive as what you might expect.
The first thing BD did was to spray our front bumper and facia with AESUB Scanning spray. This removes light reflections and helps the scanner pick up details more easily.
What is cool with this spray is it totally disappears in a few hours so you have no cleanup after. In this shot you can see the tiny hole in the bumper and the small slot in the headlight cover that fed air to the oil cooler originally, we are going to fix that!
Here Nikita Rushmanov uses an Artech Leo scanner to get digital surface data from the front bumper.