Thank you Thomas for you input and education. Your words are inspirational and I hope for that guys sake you have the experience to know what your "typing" about. I personally have owned a lightning truck now for over 10 years.... started off as a stock blower motor and now is all aftermarket stuff. It has a factory installed intercooler with a ford circulating water pump that runs when the key is turned on. When its working, the overflow reservoir shows alot of movement and when it doesnt work the water is literally still.
I was riding down the road in my truck at about the 5 year mark, and all of a sudden I had ALOT of PING that started around 6 psi of boost. That is really odd since I had been running 12 psi for a year and never had an issue. After two tanks of gas, I still couldnt push the throttle past 50 percent because it would studder really bad. I hooked up my predator and read my intake temps ... before the blower was the same that my little dash thermometer read... whatever the outside air was, thats almost always what it read plus a degree to two. The manifold temp sensor ( after the intercooler ) was hitting 280-320 degrees at idle and would cool down to 200 degrees under boost ... did you read what I said ?? ... it would COOL down under boost !! .. So I knew something wasnt right. Popped the top on the reservoir and I didnt see any movement. The reservoir was full, but the electric pump was broken. Without circulation, the innercooler will pick up heat from EVERYTHING thats anywhere near it !!! The inside of it isnt the only thing picking up the heat... ITS ALL ALUMINUM... so its gonna heat soak anything in the vicinity of itself. You have to keep the pump on all the time... just turning it on every now and then would take 10-15 minutes to get the extra heat out even if its only at cruising speed. I hooked up a good pump to my sandwich intercooler and it took 20 minutes for the temp guage to stop moving, but its underneath my blower so an external one like that one should work a little quicker.... if it wasnt sitting on the manifold and the turbo which will make may more heat than an engine block. I have been there man, I have tried whats in that picture and I was only running a single turbo on mine which would make way less heat. I have turned exhaust wrap into ceramic glass before and completely melted exhaust pipes through so I dont think your explaination of it works just because it looks nice is gonna make sense to me.... cause it wont !