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Re: Cooling intercoolers...

Phil@sievers.com (Phil Payne) wrote:

>We also discussed tricks like mounting headlamp washers in front of the
>intercooler to increase the cooling effect.  It's quite amazing how much
>water such techniques need.  They've actually tried it on a Sport,
>though the Sport's intercooler is so damn huge that I'm not surprised.

audidudi@delphi.com (Jeffrey J. Goggin) wrote:

> I've done something similar with my 200q and it works very well 
> indeed... I'm using the nozzles from a patio mister system and driving 
> them from an extra windshield washer pump/reservoir mounted on the 
> firewall powered by a relay that's trigged by a pressure switch set for 
> 4psi.  For normal driving, I get 3 or 4 weeks per fill ... best of all, 
> the whole thing cost less than $8 since I used surplus parts from my 
> wrecked '87 5k!

We call those "Aggie coolers" (or, if there is an Aggie w/in earshot/
emailshot, "Arkansas coolers").  No offense intended, Dr. Powell!  <G>
It's interesting to see a big distillation column condenser raining
water from a fire hose when there's not a cloud in the sky.

Dave Weiss
'91 V8 5-spd
'93 90 CS UnQ