In addition to transferring over the temperature sensor, the lower radiator rubber bumper mounts transfer over too.
Look at all the new space! We gained 17mm from the new Koyo radiator and 70mm from the Spal fan for a total of about 87mm. That is just about 3.5 inches of newfound space.
The new space up front just freed up a lot of important space in front of the engine, especially around the oil filter. This is going to be a congested area where we have the turbocharger compressor inlet tube snaking through along with the remote oil filter adapter and oil lines bending around.
Angling the intercooler upwards at the front allows for air coming off the radiator to naturally flow underneath. I was planning on an air diverter plate to force the radiator air downward anyways, so I’m thinking this will be the rough orientation of the intercooler. If you can visualize in your head, a tube will go from the compressor outlet of the turbocharger underneath the engine bay cross member the intercooler is resting on, and then up to the 2-inch diameter hose barb of the intercooler. We’ll probably end up cutting off that barb and welding on a 90-degree elbow.
While testing the Spal fan, it blew out the 20A fuse for the stock fan even though the Spal is rated at 13A current draw. My guess is the initial startup of the fan has a big current in-rush that is blowing the fuse. I swapped in a 30A fuse as I read that’s what the PTuning kit does and the fan works no problem now. The wire gauge of the Spal fan is no bigger than the stock Honda fan and I am sure it’s just the initial fan start-up current in-rush that was blowing the 20A fuse, so no worries in my mind.