I’ve had another on going project this week.
Intercooler upgrade for my 120 prado.
I’ve been looking everywhere for an upgrade option. Of course. eBay wins again, sorta
They have intercooler upgrades for the hilux d4d engines but not the 120 d4d.
I asked the sellers if this would fit my car. They said no. I looked into it more and found that we shared the same intercooler ( sane engine as far as I’m concerned.
So bugger it. I took the plunge. I actually found 1 seller selling a different style altogether that is suppose to suit the hilux engine.
The only difference I could see between this and the other “ upgrade” intercooler is this is 60mm all the way, and bigger bar and grill design.
The other upgrade coolers look like they are the same as stock with an Ali end tank is stead of plastic.
One down side to the lot bigger cooler, the engine cover needs to be modified to fit,and only 3 of 4 mounts fitted. Last mount needs to be die grinders pinch more.
The new cooler has def made an improvement. Lot more responsive and def more go.
The stock coolers are very restrictive.
I did give it a quick wrap around the block. A test using a laser thermometer showed 12 degree different between the 2 side