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Old 02 Oct 2010, 10:30 pm
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Default Easy Intercooler Sprayer?

I have been reading about intercooler sprayers that spray water on the intercooler when you press a switch to cool it down and therefore cool the intake air more. There are several places that give instructions about making your own sprayer by mounting a bottle and switch etc and wiring it together. What I was thinking though, was why not simply install a T-fitting into the existing windshield washer line, run a small hose from the fitting, against the fender, to the front, and then mount a nozzle to spray onto the intercooler whenever you press the window washer on? This would eliminate having to buy an extra reservoir and pump and switch and mounting it all and wiring it all up and probably cutting the dash to mount the switch; it would simply spray at the same time as the window washer nozzles. Anyone have any input on why this would/wouldnt work?
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Old 03 Oct 2010, 08:53 am
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Default Re: Easy Intercooler Sprayer?

Because you need higher pressure (the pump you mentioned) to give an effective volume and pattern that is large enough to make a worthwhile differance in IC cooling. All of the IC sprayers that I have seen use special sprayer heads and a high pressure pump that give the exact pattern and volume that is needed for there application. That doesn't mean that you couldn't make one on your own, but the windshield washer motor won't be even close to being as effective as a set-up with a "real" pump.

The really effective ones are the units that use something like nitrous to cool the IC. Because of the pressure in the bottle, they really put out a fine mist. Personally, I simply use Snow's water/meth to cool the charge and I have an N/A.

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Old 03 Oct 2010, 09:01 am
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Default Re: Easy Intercooler Sprayer?

By the way, you were going to unhook the windshield washer lines when you went this route, right? Cause, well you wouldn't want the wipers spraying when you head down the 1/4 mile mile. Come to think of it, the wipers turn on at the same time when you spray, so that wouldn't be cool either. So I guess you would unhook them?

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Old 12 Oct 2010, 01:14 pm
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Default Re: Easy Intercooler Sprayer?

You might search over on SRT forum. I saw the other day tha some had bought up a bunch of Stage 3 goodies and was selling them. Might have a sprayer setup, not sure.
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