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rain vs. intercooler

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by turbo_sir, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. turbo_sir

    turbo_sir New Member

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    i was wondering if there are any issues with a front mount in the rain or getting wet?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    no lol its a sealed air system!
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    hehe yeah.

    outside air doesn't actually get into the piping. its just a big heat sink with a pipe going through it.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Actually, many have experimented with water spray kits that spray the intercooler to increase it's cooling performance. C02 and NO2 have also been used.
     
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    co2

    No rain isnt a problem i run a cyro 2 CO2 system which basically freezes the intercooler. so you dont have to worry
     
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    Okay well I knew a guy that ran through some water and he blew his motor he had a huge front mount and it was a wrx so the intake was pretty high but it blew his motor so I did not know if the intercooler being submerged could have caused this problem or not, i just wanted to make sure of any safety precautions thank you!​
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    well water could get in there if its submerged...

    rain and being submerged are two different things.
     
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    I live in the NW, and it rains here a lot, and I have never had issues. Really should be not a concern unless your car is actually in water.
     
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