Jump to content

Custom Search





Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum - home of the Lincoln MKZ Club


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum. You must register to create topics or post in our community - but don't worry, this is a simple and free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of the Lincoln MKZ Forum by signing up for a free account today and enjoy these benefits:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create a photo album and post photos
  • Receive special offers and discounts
  • Invitations to events. . .and more!
Click here to create an account now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Check out the Lincoln Continental Forum Here.


Photo
- - - - -

Something new in the works


  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#1 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 29 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

Hmmmmm, I wonder what this could be.......

 

 

 

 

9JhOLae.jpg


2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160






Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.

#2 Airflow

Airflow

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 211 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationCT
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T AWD Driver's Package

Posted 29 August 2017 - 02:43 PM

You do some nice work!  More pics and details please!!



#3 Izzy3906

Izzy3906

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 88 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationKilleen, TX
  • My MKZ's Year:2014
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:Lincoln MKZ Smoked Quartz

Posted 29 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

Radiator?  I Guess


2014 Lincoln MKZ Smoked Quartz

images4.png

images7.jpg

 IZZY'S SHOWROOM


#4 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 941 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:22 PM

Radiator?  I Guess

Looks more like an intercooler to me.



#5 Airflow

Airflow

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 211 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationCT
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T AWD Driver's Package

Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:17 PM

Definitely a front mount intercooler.

#6 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:23 PM

Correct. Biggest Garrett core that will fit in stock location. I'm drawing up end tanks and will start cutting, bending and welding soon. I'm expecting big gains from this as the stock unit is paper light.
  • drolds1, Robert Iggy Cerami and jmcgliss like this

2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160


#7 Zalvern

Zalvern

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationOh
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T Black Label

Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:43 AM

Ah must be nice to fabricate one's own projects. I'm waiting for C-PE to get around with their Fusion Sport variant, as it should cross fit without issue (both vehicles use the same exact Intercooler)

 

Will you be removing the active grill shutters? The other object is the adaptive cruise control radar module.


Edited by Zalvern, 30 August 2017 - 02:43 AM.


#8 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:59 AM

No this intercooler will fit in stock location and retain grill shutters and cruise control.

2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160


#9 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 941 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:14 PM

Correct. Biggest Garrett core that will fit in stock location. I'm drawing up end tanks and will start cutting, bending and welding soon. I'm expecting big gains from this as the stock unit is paper light.

I'm anxious to see what the results will be.  The car really suffers with heat.  A bigger IC has to help.  It's a bonus that it will fit in the stock location.



#10 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

Oh man! Got the new intercooler on and what a difference! The top end pull is hard and doesn't fall off majorly like it used to. Only got to do one pull to about 90 mph, and iat 2 never went above 129 degrees! I was seeing over 200 degrees on the stock ic.
  • drolds1, Zalvern and jmcgliss like this

2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160


#11 Airflow

Airflow

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 211 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationCT
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T AWD Driver's Package

Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:45 AM

That is a big improvement! What is next on your list?

#12 Zalvern

Zalvern

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationOh
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T Black Label

Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:58 PM

Interesting...if you can recall, what was the Ambient Temperature during that run?

#13 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 02 September 2017 - 03:25 PM

Interesting...if you can recall, what was the Ambient Temperature during that run?

 

92

 

 

This is a pull from this morning to 105 mph

 

shFgd27.png


Edited by darkstar, 02 September 2017 - 03:31 PM.

2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160


#14 Zalvern

Zalvern

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationOh
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T Black Label

Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:39 PM

A matching IAT2 line in conjunction with IAT is exactly what I like to see. The stock intercooler still results in rough spikes and such, causes IAT2 to become erratic from an efficient and optimized IAT reading.

 

I've achieved some awesome improvements myself, but the FMIC is still the weakest link and causes my IAT2 readings to get more erractic even during day to day driving. Harsh and delayed shifts are related to poor air temperatures which is what gets most people thinking the transmission shifting is a dog (its not really if its working right).

 

Graph of mine from a Cold Start and drive: Best part was getting IAT readings even lower than Ambient. You have an excellent CAI going if you achieve that. All it took was a little extra flame retardant padding.

 

Attached File  ColdStartRun.jpg   145.62KB   0 downloads

 

After running around errands and such and starting up the MKZ after sitting (and heat soaking), a warmed up logging and how better my air temperatures can recover when under load and driving:

 

Attached File  WarmStartRun.jpg   147.5KB   0 downloads

 

This without having an efficient FMIC, is extremely impressive compared to stock. It's hard to share even in video because has to be experienced in person how much more improved the 3.0T MKZ is after with just fluid and bolt on improvements.

 

Idling will always cause temps to rise no matter what, given how cramped everything is and so heat soak comes quickly. The more important thing with the 3.0T is how fast it recovers from heat soak and cools air flow within the intake system's internals as engine load is applied. The challenging part is of course, keeping heat where heat needs to be and where things need to stay cool, especially in this limited sized vehicle.

 

I look forward to acquiring this FMIC to use with the rest of my improvements. Thanks darkstar, and glad to have met another 3.0T MKZ performance seeker.  ;)



#15 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:37 AM

Glad I could help out! The car is so much better with the new cooler


2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160


#16 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:55 AM

Took the car to the track last night to test out the new intercooler and wow is all I can say! It ran a 12.81@107.89 at 8000 ft DA. Thats .8 of a second and 6 mph faster than the stock intercooler went!!!

 

 

ECeR39m.jpg


  • drolds1 likes this

2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160


#17 Zalvern

Zalvern

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationOh
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T Black Label

Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:25 AM

Absolutely amazing what a mere hardware upgrade does for the 3.0T. No E30, Methanol Injection, Exhaust Mods, weight reduction etc. Yet pump gas only. 11 second car rank status.

Now this is what I call a sleeper. Just a few cooling improvement mods over stock and bam. Catches up to CTS-V levels stupidly quick, yet keeps all the ride comfort and benefits of a daily driver Lincoln.

Thanks darkstar for creating the key ingredient that'll turn this Lincoln into a hot rod on demand!

Edited by Zalvern, 10 September 2017 - 11:28 AM.


#18 darkstar

darkstar

    New Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationAlbuquerque
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0

Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:39 AM

You're welcome dude! Can't wait to see what you run at sea level!
  • Zalvern likes this

2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0TT AWD

2000 Mustang GT, 4.6 4V , Twin 6466's, Glide, Megasquirt 3, E85. 8.78@160


#19 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 941 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:56 AM

Wow!  That's got to be the most bolt-on hp per dollar improvement ever.


  • darkstar likes this

#20 Zalvern

Zalvern

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationOh
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T Black Label

Posted 10 September 2017 - 12:43 PM

Hah, I'll definitely go for a strip run as US131 shows some Saturday T&T days in October. I will probably have my winter tires on due to temperatures dropping faster up in MI.

The blizzaks LM001 will work for having a 98V speed rating at least, but of course I do not want to degrade them quicker than intended.

I will do at least 3 passes.






Custom Search


Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·