Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Beach City, OH.airport (2D7)
Vehicle: Just purchased 03 slk32
Other Toys: Airplanes, cars, and other things
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My reservoir is not pressurized, it is just an surge tank with vented cap. I got it at an local mower / tractor shop, I think less than $50. I have it so when heat builds and cools it can expand and contract. I fill the little tank to about 50% for that reason. We are not on high boost 100% of the time, so the heat exchanger (intercooler) is not being worked to the max all the time. When not on forced induction, the system is bringing the coolant temp back down. If we had an sensor in the system, the log would show this.
I spent my professional life on heat recovery and removing heat from plastics process. The faster you can remove heat with out adding stress, the faster cycle. It is all about process improvement.
If I was to track my car, I would be running an much larger intercooler, and or using an ice cooled system. The other option would to build an system and run an minimum of 125 PSI to induce an turbulent flow through the intercooler system, it would cool much better.
I just found your post "Turdo2" on another Benz site , where someone else did the same as I did. So much for me being an original thinker. His looks like an factory system! Sick minds think like. His looks much neater than mine, but I don't need to remove the cap to see the level.