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#46 DanE

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Dan.


Incidently and on another note, zetecs are designed to run at higher oil temps. If you lower the overall working temp the oil will not get to its optimum and this will cause premature wear.

Thats what i,m trying to do is raise temps, the water rail either over cools or under cools there was never a happy point using stats and took for ever to warm up. which is why i went down the route of the DC EWP.....  i may still sell the lot and use the standard ford housing not decided yet...


Edited by DanE, 17 September 2017 - 06:29 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:43 PM

Another vote for the raceline rail being poorly designed. Who puts a stat at the end of a pipe with no flow until the stat is heated by the non existent flow. Their instructions used to say fill, get up to heat ignore the water that is pushed out. Let cool. Don't worry that there's now a load of air in the rail. Just run like that. Sure you can make it work after a fashion with various bodges.

Expensive garbage. (Unlike their zetec sump which is perfect if you have a type 9 box.)

 

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#48 DanE

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:04 AM

Well the power of the internet seems to be working, DC in Australia have been in touch and are very keen to know setups and specs to try and understand my issues and hopefully help

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 05:49 PM

now installed an 88deg stat with a 3mm hole in it, closed off the bypass and the engine runs around 88deg moving which is great but could have been achieved without the DC system, it also renders the dc system useless as it will not allow me to drop temps below stat temp. the whole point was electronic control instead of mechanical.

 

lets see what they come back with?


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:17 PM

At least if nothing else you have a solution to the over cooling! Hopefully they come back with a better answer though.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 07:55 PM

I contacted DC with a few questions on pump orientation and they responded overnight and it wasnt just a generic answer from the FAQ on the website... even though I couldnt get the pump to work in my car ( at the moment! Not completely given up!) the customer service was spot on

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

I've been in talks with them after the generic email and having a discussion with demon tweeks who seem to have contacted them. I received a large email from DC with an apology and a large list of questions on my set up & specs. I answered everything which they then passed on to there chief engineer, they have concluded I need the ewp 80 and there other controller. I maybe miss reading there email but I think they are sending out new kit from Oz.if this then turns out to be the case then that is top customer service ! Either way they do now seem to be interested in solving the issues...

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:06 AM

I wonder if their 'other' controller is the one I have? 

When I was looking at the ewp's at the start of this problem, I noticed that their controllers have been greatly updated (digital displays etc...) since I bought mine 5 years ago.....I was even tempted to buy one just for the bling factor


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:01 AM

The one they are sending me is the black LCD type. There latest version

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:11 AM

Cracking service from DC by the sounds of it. Hope it works for you.