Definitely not the outcome we wanted for the #CSFevoX from the @globaltimeattack finals this weekend.
After fighting fuel pressure cut-off issues during our test day yesterday, we went to the parts store last night and came up with a temporary solution for today’s 1st day of competition - @ryan.der from @rywire_motorsport_electronics happened to be on sight this morning, and whipped something up for us to get more power to the fuel pumps.
Pro driver @michaelessa went out for his 1st couple of laps of the 1st session and a fuel line came loose from the fuel rail causing an engine bay fire. He was able to drive the car to the nearest corner station, jumped out, grabbed the fire extinguisher, and was able to put the fire out in under 15 seconds to save the CSF EvoX race car from totally going up in flames. If it wasn’t for Michael, I don’t think there would be a car left to take home. The epitome of quick thinking, a great driver, and a fantastic part of the team.
The fire was isolated to the engine bay. Wiring harness, some hoses, coil packs, and a few other bits will need to be replaced, but for an on-track fire, this is really the best outcome we could hope for and we’re greatful that our driver was unharmed and the car still has another life in it.
Thank you to the great team @motoiq, Brian Kono from After Hours Garage, @michaelessa, @5150_racing , and @eimerengineering for all the hard work this weekend and the months of effort in getting the car ready to race this weekend.
Also a huge shout out to @imsoovertheinternet of @rotiform for getting us 2 sets of new race wheels to give us the best chance of winning on our new @toyotires RS1 slicks (thanks @omgmiata / @iamstanchen) - sorry we couldn’t put them to better use as we were saving them until we were certain all of issues were fixed before going for our home run.
Yesterday we tested with the Porsche owners club, and the Evo was passing GT3 race cars. This car is 98% there to being an amazing time attack car, and we will be back stronger than ever.
Catch the car @players_shows open house at CSF’s headquarters next Sunday (24th) before the rebuild begins to get the car ready for next season 💪🏽
Old Italians Get The Ultimate High-Performance Radiator
August 9, 2019
The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater, targa top, small Italian sports car with a mid-engine configuration pumping out 74 horse-power. The X1/9 was hot during its prime in the ’70s and ’80s, a “go-to” choice for young sports car enthusiasts. Popularity quickly grew as the vehicle performed extraordinarily well in slalom and hill climb races. Originally designed by car manufacturer Bertone, it was initially made as a Fiat model until 1982. Fiat then handed production of the car back to Bertone, who continued to produce the compact sports car until 1989. They have not been forgotten and are still quite the classic collectible car for automotive enthusiasts. For those still enjoying their X1/9 for track use, weekend cruising, or even daily driving, maintaining the vehicle with adequate cooling is key to having these classic cars stay on the road. More and more OEM copper/brass radiators are failing, leaving owners scrambling for a reliable replacement. Until now, most (if not all) after-market options available are not built to a high standard, and often prematurely fail after only a few years, some failing within a few months after install.
Because of the lack of a high-quality aftermarket radiator available, “The Cooling Experts” at CSF were called upon by Italian classic car aficionados Midwest-Bayless, to address this problem and collaborated to produce the ultimate high-performance all-aluminum replacement radiator for Fiat X1/9
CSF is proud to introduce another industry exclusive to its growing line of “Classic Series” radiators. An All Aluminum Replacement Radiator, yet still high performance, for the Mercedes Benz R129 SL500 5.0L V8 – CSF#8057. These over-engineered German sports cars from the ’90s were technically advanced for their time, and have now entered the “collectible” realm of car enthusiasts across the globe. With fitment spanning a 12-year range from 1990-2002, and some of these early model vehicles now nearing close to 30 years old, the factory radiators with plastic end-tanks need to be replaced.
If you’re looking for a truck to pile in the surfboards, snowboards or the camping gear, the Toyota Tacoma is on the top of the list. The Tacoma is known to be a “Do-All” truck, with an optional four-wheel-drive and 4.0L V6 that can tow up to 6,200 lbs. With an abundant amount of aftermarket modifications and performance upgrades available in the market, these Taco’s are highly capable of being off-road beasts!
Gearhead Tuning’s New Air-to-Air bar/plate intercooler for the Ford Taurus SHO/Flex Ecoboost.
As more automotive enthusiasts grow older, start families, and begin to need more room in their vehicle, their 2/4 door sport compact vehicles start to become less practical and more of an old memory. The Ford Taurus SHO and Flex Ecoboost have been a proper upgrade that checks all the boxes when looking to still have fun driving a full-sized sedan or small SUV while being an efficient people mover. The twin-turbo V6 in the Ecoboost cannot help but put smiles across passengers faces compared to the standard naturally aspirated V6 with almost 100 HP less. Luckily for the enthusiasts that still prefer a low center of gravity and have no use for extra space and added weight. Ford packed the same 355 hp twin turbo motor to continue in the legacy of the Super High Output (SHO) Ford Taurus (Winning 2010 ESQUIRE’S INAUGURAL “CAR OF THE YEAR” FOR MEN TO DRIVE, EVERYDAY!) With the latest fourth-generation equipped with all-wheel drive, it brings the SHO name back like a phoenix from the ashes, on to winding roads and fun slippery surfaces.
Direct fitment for Porsche 911/930 center oil cooler
May 21, 2019
CSF is proud to introduce its new line of universal-style high-performance oil coolers. Currently consisting of 4 unique sizes, CSF has “reinvented” a common yet critical item, with features and benefits never seen before on an aftermarket high-performance oil cooler!
CSF Cooling is proud to announce the official public release of its Porsche 991 Turbo & Turbo S high performance intercoolers for both 991.1 & 991.2 models. Since the intercoolers made their official world debut at the 2017 SEMA show, a unique sales decision was made to only release these intercoolers (for a period of 1 year) to a select group of the world’s most highly regarded Porsche motorsport ECU tuners and vehicle builders. Over the past year, CSF’s Porsche 991 Turbo intercoolers have been race-tested, logged, and fully validated by some of the world’s best Porsche tuners. These intercoolers have been regarded as the “Go-To” option for the best performance and value available in the performance aftermarket.
The ultimate cooling solution for liquid-to-air applications
April 22, 2019
CSF’s NEW Dual Pass (Cross-flow) Universal Heat Exchanger (CSF#8030)
More and more fabricators and vehicle builders are opting to add horsepower through liquid-to-air intercoolers (charge coolers). Upgrading from the common and traditional air-to-air front mount intercooler system. In a liquid-to-air intercooler system, the air is cooled by a liquid, typically water. These systems require a supplemental heat exchanger (i.e. radiator) to cool the liquid running through the intercooler. These types of heat exchangers are usually front mounted and/or accessible to fresh-air-flow.
CSF is proud to announce the release of its highly anticipated MQB cooling components. Finally, an aftermarket high-performance cooling solution now available to tackle the many overheating issues that have plagued this otherwise great track-worthy platform. The Ultimate MQB cooling system, exclusively by CSF, is designed to keep engine water, as well as both transmission and engine oil temperatures in check and at optimal levels, even under the most demanding race conditions. By utilizing CSF’s new suite of coolers in either a 1,2, or 3 piece configuration, it allows drivers the ability to unleash their car’s full potential for extended periods during racing conditions.
CSF’s pursuit of cooling perfection continues with improvements to The Ultimate BMW B58 High Performance Heat Exchanger. As of October 2019, CSF has released a new and improved “Version 2.0” of the BMW B58 Heat Exchanger. Improvements include the following Three (3) key updates:
Upgraded inlet/outlet design with new tapered entry and exit points from end tanks, resulting in optimized water flow and increased performance (matches OEM spec).*
After extensive wind-tunnel, dynamometer (rolling-road test), and field testing, CSF engineers have improved the core spec from Version 1’s 68mm 2-row core with 8mm fin height to Version 2’s Ultra-efficient 42mm 2-row core, with CSF’s B-tube technology, and 6.5mm multi-louvered fin height. *
Increase of 15% more cooling tubes used in the core vs. V1 design for better surface area contact and heat dissipation.
Results in optimized airflow through the heat exchanger core and into other cooling system components for maximum performance of the entire cooling system. (Especially critical if installed in an X-Drive model with transmission oil cooler placed in front of heat exchanger)
CSF V2 design: 2-row 42mm core vs. OEM design: 1-row 26mm core. ~62% increase in core fluid capacity
Now includes hardware mounting kit* for applications that have a factory transmission oil cooler mounted in front of the heat exchanger (X-Drive models) (OEM #17118625431).
Hardware mounting kit for applications that have transmission oil coolers (X-Drive models)
The BMW F-series B58 engine is found in a wide array of BMW vehicles (M140i, M240i, 340i, 440i). The motor is similar to the S55 engine found in the latest generation F8x M3/M4 (and new M2 competition) in that it has an indirect water-to-air charge cooling system with a supplemental front mount heat exchanger to cool the water that circulates through the charge cooler. However, unlike the S55 motor, the BMW B58 charge cooler is built into the plastic intake manifold housing. In the meantime of continued development of its high-performance manifold charge cooler, CSF has first released their new BMW B58 heat exchanger for BMW F-Series vehicles. CSF’s new high performance B58 heat exchanger drastically reduces water temperatures in the charge cooling cycle, which in turn reduces and stabilizes the intake air temperatures of the engine. With many unique features, included accessories, and of course, industry-leading performance, it’s without a doubt the best option on the market for every consumer whether it be for a daily driver or a high-performance race car.
It’s about damn time!” That’s what the industry shouted back when they found out that CSF would finally be releasing a high-performance BMW N54 intercooler. Late to the party considering the platform is now over ten years old, but after the overwhelming success of the CSF’s newer BMW n55 intercooler, CSF had to answer the call and supply an industry leading design to address all the shortcomings of not just the OEM unit, but also other aftermarket intercoolers.
The Racing & High Performance Division of CSF Inc. strives to build and engineer the most advanced, efficient, and reliable cooling systems in the world. CSF manufacturers a wide variety of sophisticated cooling systems with more than 117 different applications ranging from high performance all-aluminum direct-fit replacement radiators, to complete custom applications for race cars, power sports, off-road, marine, and industrial uses.
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