Some Help For Those Who Install A 7.5''Race InterCooler

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Sergeant
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Figure i share my install of the Air Ambient temp. i did a while back after installing a race intercooler.if any of you aren't sure how to mount the sensor here is what i did.So obviously you have to cut the plastic(which isnt a big deal actually).Now where the sensor sits in its groove just cut the square around it,then i mounted it on the impact bar.no extending wires,fit perfect,just predrill 2 little holes and use self tapping stainless screws.then your done.See pics.Didnt think to take pictures from cutting the piece but you get the idea.
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ShocknAwe

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When I installed my CXR fmic, I drilled a 1/16" hole in the edge of the shroud behind the kidney grilles, then pushed the nipple of the sensor through that. There's a small lip around the base that secures to the width of the plastic there perfectly. Puts it directly in the path of airflow and is a nice reach for the wire from the last support clip.

Keep in mind this was on the E82, might not work as nicely on the E9x.
 

acegp1

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How did you hang your intercooler? The stock screws I have just strip out under the weight of the intercooler?
 

fmorelli

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How did you hang your intercooler? The stock screws I have just strip out under the weight of the intercooler?
If the E90 is anything like the E89, the factory intercooler mount is the most seriously retarded attachment on the car. We went with much longer screws and a big washer.

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veer90

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Definitely put way more thought into it than me.

I just yolo'd that shit and cut off all the plastic, ended up zip tying it behind the crash bar somewhere. Don't even remember where. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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