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post #1 of 16 Old 05-16-2003, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Finished pics of homemade intercooler sprayer

Well, I had been contemplating doing this for months, and I finally broke down and did it. Here's a pic of it in action:



Total cost - ~$39
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http://www.dooleyprinting.com/brsc/ic_sprayer.htm
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pretty sweet. Give us some details on how you did it with so little cash.
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Cool! so how is it does it work well ?>
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Yeah, it seems to work pretty well. I haven't driven it enough since I put it on to actually test it in real-world conditions (it's been mid 60's and raining every day since) but judging from the volume of water it puts out, it should do its job nicely. Once it gets hot I'll post more info. I'm planing a trip to the each soon, so the bumper to bumper traffic down there should put it to the test.
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Nice Chad, I'm finally going to be back in town Next monday!! YAY,


Sorry I havn't been posting a lot guys, if you need any help or have any questions give me a call at 540/239-2703.


And yes Chad, the new Turbo and IC are awesome =P, I'll take you for a spin when I get back. 0-60 in sub 4's.. gotta love it.
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Cool. I have an up-pipe and down-pipe to install and I just might need your help. I think I'm going to keep the stock muffler for now just for noise reasons.
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yo man how efficient is that after u already been driving for a few minutes? wont the engine heat heat up the windsheild washer resorvier and then it would be like spraying warm water on your IC.

ye......but i could still smoke u
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Well, warm water evaporates too. The temperature of the water isn't too important, it's the water evaporating from the intercooler that actually accounts for the cooling. I learned about it in physics class, but I can't remember exactly why it works like that.
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Evaporation is a cooling process. That's why when you get out of the shower and you're just standing there you feel colder. Also, that's how your body keeps its temperature about constant. You sweat because then that water evaporates and cools you down. The same should apply to the intercooler. The warmer water evaporates more readily than cooler water, and as it evaporates it cools down the I/C.

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So where does the water go after it sprays..?

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Most of it evaporates. The rest drips through to the ground, with stops on the engine.
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does the sprayer spray the outside of the ic or the inside
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sprays on the top of the IC. but the water that doesn't immediately evap. will run down through the IC. From there more water will evap. basically cooling the whole IC.

IBAUCLAPLAYA did a how to article as well ....

DIY IC Water Sprayer

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