PRI 2017 – What’s New and Cool Edition


KW also has a wide range of OE replacement applications for various German Sport editions (Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes). This Mercedes G wagon application has the factory electronic suspension controls integrated. That’s pretty trick!


When I first walked into the Canton Racing Products booth I was a little confused by the green bubbling thing they had on the table. But they explained to me that what I was looking at was a liquid to liquid heat exchanger for oil cooling.

Why would you want to use engine coolant as an oil cooler? For a few reasons. On the one hand, in a very cold engine, this interface of coolant and oil helps to bring the oil up to operating temperature more quickly. But, because the coolant has such a large thermal mass, it helps to reduce the oil temperature, even though the coolant itself is hot. Another benefit of this liquid-liquid heat exchanger is its small form factor and the lack of a requirement for airflow. This means that the exchanger can be placed out of the airstream and won’t have any effect on the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The exchanger is available in either 4” or 6” lengths.


Anyone with an older car knows that the expansion tanks almost always end up getting brittle and falling apart. Canton now provides an even wider array of expansion tanks and reservoirs both with and without sight tubes as well as both round and chamfered designs.


And, if you happen to have a vehicle that requires both an expansion and recovery tank, Canton has is planning to release a new combination unit. This simplifies the overall packaging by combining both systems into one form factor. It features internal plumbing that allows coolant to escape from the expansion tank into the recovery tank and then back again.


Garrett has recently done two new things. First, they changed some of their naming on their turbochargers. Second, they flipped the script on their high end offerings. This is the new G25-550 (and -660). It features a Mar-M metal alloy on the turbine that brings the temperature rating to a lofty 1050C. The turbine also features all new aerodynamics.

On the compressor side, the G25 features new aerodynamics as well, but also offers a machined pressure port. The turbine side has a machined speed sensor port, too. One welcome addition is the inclusion of both an oil restrictor and water fittings.

The new naming scheme indicates the series (G), the size of the frame (25), and the max horsepower rating (550/660). The improved aerodynamics have made the G25 capable of some pretty serious horsepower for a relatively small turbo (54mm inducer). The G25s also feature a stainless turbine housing, and are suggested for supporting 1.8-3L of displacement.


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