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Old 12-22-2004, 01:25   #1 (permalink)
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Intercooler Water Spray

i never really believed in intercooler water spray but the other day the xd was runnin a little hot so i pulled up in the drive way and left it running as i ran the garden hose over the front of the radiator and like by 30 seconds the temp droped all the way from 200F to just bellow 170F. i freaked because the cleveland is a bit of a pig in the heat. it got me thinking about the xf and my intercooler set up...has any one had any good results with running anoother windscreen washer bottle onto the intercooler? do you's think its worth the trouble? if it works as well as my radiator job il b wrapped.

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Old 12-23-2004, 03:36   #2 (permalink)
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I have one in my Rex. Ford washer bottle and two mist garden spray jets...Yes on hot days it works..
If I remember correctly from my recent [?] school days it takes 2000 times more air to cool anything than water...
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Old 12-24-2004, 02:50   #3 (permalink)
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yes water is a very good idea.
I have been running a water to air intercooler for years, and have out done many a/a coolers !
the finer the mist the better as u don't want puddles under the tyres
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:05   #4 (permalink)
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i was having a good think about water to air coolers but at the end of the day if a front mount air to air works why is it required?i can understand its use in full fledged race cars and dcars but is there really that much to be gained? the systems seem rather complicated and i seem to get the impression they arnt too "everyday" friendly.

what do you all suggest to use to spray the water on the cooler, as in how do you achieve da perfect mist with out getting your tyres wet.
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Re: Intercooler Water Spray

I've been thinking about setting this up to satisfy my curiousity. Thinking about just putting a t-piece on the output side of the washer pump and using this to provide the spray.

People at the lights might wonder why I wash my screen every time I pull up to a set of lights though...

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Old 12-28-2004, 17:53   #6 (permalink)
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just to try it disconect the washers and go straight to the misters.
when u stand in front of an evaporative cooler u get cool don't u so will the a/a/ cooler !
i use a w/a which is a different principle.
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Re: Intercooler Water Spray

I want to do it for the same reason. Ill use the water washer bottle out of my mini though. It could easily be mounted where the airbox use to be. Im not sure if I have enough room in between the bumper and cooler to mount water jets though.

There are heaps of options to spray the water. Go to bunnings and check out all their irrigation aisles. I might steal some parts off Dad's garden.
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Also I think the water bottle has to be lower than the jets, otherwise the gravety will drain the tank.
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I have water spray on my xr6 turbo, it is controlled by the Unichip to come on above 2800rpm when over 70% throttle is being used. It does make a difference on warm days.
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Cool, If it works ill hook it up to my wolf. Do you have to refill it often?
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