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    Intercooler Spray

    Intercooler Water spray.

    Been thinking about this, and do you reckon it would be effective on the Z20let, even with the bigger 9ltr jobbie from Regals ??

    I have a plan, hatched already, but am not sure the effort will be worth it TBH !

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    Lo m8ty,

    Intercooler spray is worth it if you are in traffic a lot or want to keep a consistant intercooler core and charge air temp. But to TBH its proberly a little overkill for the 9ltr intercooler or any decent front mount. The temps just don't go high enough to warrant it.

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    Yeah it would probably only ever be effective when heat soak is a problem (eg at lights or stop start traffic)...when at constant cruise intercooler shouldn't get hot enough.

    Although it is cool...my dad used to own a 2002 WRX STi with the Water Spray button hehe
    2003 Holden Astra 1.8

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    OK - so what about fitting a small slimiline electric fan onto the top part of the intercooler, that it hidden behind the bumper. Will this help utilise that section better ??

    PS - welcome back Manch, longtime no see

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    I had an idea about fitting insulated gel packs to the rear of the intercooler.

    Have read up on water spary and chargecoolers, but you don't seem to get a lot back for the effort.

    Aquamist water injection seems to be the way to go.

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    The plan is simple enough, and I may give it ago, just cause I have no money at the moment to mod the car elsewhere.

    Water injection IMO is not needed unless you are looking at serious amounts of power, which in a FWD car, and the Z20let, isn't going to happen

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    Thanks m8, i was on holiday . I don't think the fan would do much plus i wouldn't of thought there was enough space infront of the intercooler .

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    steve why not get the water spray system that sprays directly into the intake

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo
    steve why not get the water spray system that sprays directly into the intake
    I have thought about it Jon, but for £350 + fitting it is a little expensive at the moment. My idea is simple, and requires very few extra parts. The problem is, I am not 100% sure on the benefits, on what is really, a mildly tuned engine

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    A intercooler water spray system is as good as the controller that is used with it. The benefits will be seen if your car is used in traffic a lot or going to long periods of WOT, in these situations the core temp of the imtercooler will rise to a certain point where the intercooler spray would come in and keep the core of the intercooler and charge temp at a constant temperture

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