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Old 08-08-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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I installed a water sprayer for my top mount. Cost me all of $5. I bought some tubing and sprayer nozzles at WallyWorld. I plugged it into the rear wiper fluid pump and use the rear washer knob on the stalk to spray it Works like a champ.

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Old 08-08-2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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I installed a water sprayer for my top mount. Cost me all of $5. I bought some tubing and sprayer nozzles at WallyWorld. I plugged it into the rear wiper fluid pump and use the rear washer knob on the stalk to spray it Works like a champ.

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Sounds easy. What type of tubing and nozzles? How did you mount it for best coverage on the TMIC?

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Old 08-08-2006, 11:21 AM   #3
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brass mister nozzles
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:26 AM   #4
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so, do you have to run the rear wipers everytime you spray the IC?
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:14 PM   #5
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Yes, for now, the rear wiper runs when I spray it

I am going to unplug the wiper motor when I get a chance. I tried to unplug it the other day, but couldn't get the thing unplugged

The hose is the standard tuping sold at WalMart for running drip lines. I think the brand is Orbit drip master. The misters are Orbit Drip Master brand as well. Part number 61032D. I put two of the in. You need the tubing, the misters, and a T connector.

I would think that brass misters would spray too fine of a mist and the pump would have a hard time getting the water through. I think WalMart has these as well, but most of the people who have made their own sprayer, IIRC, used these plastic garden sprayers.

I'm sure I don't have the best coverage, but some is better than none. I need to look at an STi to see where the nozzels are positioned. I drilled out two of the holes that hold in the rubber flashing on the front side of the hood scoop and slid the tubing through the holes from the front then attached the misters so that they are above the IC.

Only took about half an hour to complete. Now I need to hook up the sprayer to my UTEC so it will spray at certain RPM and/or boost levels automatically


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Old 08-08-2006, 01:22 PM   #6
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Yes, for now, the rear wiper runs when I spray it

I am going to unplug the wiper motor when I get a chance. I tried to unplug it the other day, but couldn't get the thing unplugged

The hose is the standard tuping sold at WalMart for running drip lines. I think the brand is Orbit drip master. The misters are Orbit Drip Master brand as well. Part number 61032D. I put two of the in. You need the tubing, the misters, and a T connector.

I would think that brass misters would spray too fine of a mist and the pump would have a hard time getting the water through. I think WalMart has these as well, but most of the people who have made their own sprayer, IIRC, used these plastic garden sprayers.

I'm sure I don't have the best coverage, but some is better than none. I need to look at an STi to see where the nozzels are positioned. I drilled out two of the holes that hold in the rubber flashing on the front side of the hood scoop and slid the tubing through the holes from the front then attached the misters so that they are above the IC.

Only took about half an hour to complete. Now I need to hook up the sprayer to my UTEC so it will spray at certain RPM and/or boost levels automatically

Greg:

It is a BITCH to unplug. I used a screwdriver to pry the connector. The good news is that it gets easier. I disconnect the sprayer in the cooler/wetter weather so I get my rear wiper and washer back.
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Old 08-08-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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you want to get some nozzles that will get the IC wet, and not evaporate in the air.

you will transfer heat better if the water evaporates directly from the IC.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:27 PM   #8
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I pried and pried and it still wouldn't budge I guess I'll give it another shot.

How did you mount your sprayers?

My sprayers soak the intercooler, not mist it

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It is a BITCH to unplug. I used a screwdriver to pry the connector. The good news is that it gets easier. I disconnect the sprayer in the cooler/wetter weather so I get my rear wiper and washer back.
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Old 08-08-2006, 06:10 PM   #9
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I pried and pried and it still wouldn't budge I guess I'll give it another shot.

How did you mount your sprayers?

My sprayers soak the intercooler, not mist it
I guess this means you don't run wiper fluid anymore just good old H2O?

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Old 08-08-2006, 06:43 PM   #10
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:17 PM   #11
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I got a set of mister from Home Depot for a patio cooling set up... they have like 3-4 inches of stiff tube connected to them so they can be bent into a shap or position... not for my intercooler, but for my radiator on my Integra...
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:44 AM   #12
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I never did run washer fluid, but you still can run it if you like. It actually evaporates faster than water so it should actually cool better.

I'll get some picks up later.

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Old 08-09-2006, 12:35 PM   #13
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That is a cool idea! I wish I had a rear wiper to do that with.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:18 PM   #14
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That is a cool idea! I wish I had a rear wiper to do that with.
The reservoir has a spot for it, just go to autozone, buy a 10 dollar wiper pump and a 5 dollar switch, some wires... and you have yourself a pump w/ switch
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I have 4 nozzles. I teed the tubing just inside the splitter, then added two short pieces of tubing, then 90 degree nozzles. One T on each side. I just stuffed the tubing between the splitter and the tube. I ziptied the tubing under the hood so there is no strain at the splitter. Hasn't moved for two years.

I run about a 50/50 mix of distilled water and washer fluid. My IC is still filthy, though, and I have a gabillion bent fins.

I'll try to snap a few pics.
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I pried and pried and it still wouldn't budge I guess I'll give it another shot.

How did you mount your sprayers?

My sprayers soak the intercooler, not mist it
gregsatt,

Hate to dig up old threads/wounds, but how did you eventually get the rear wiper motor unpluged? I've been priing (sp) for awhile myself with no success. Getting pissed, ready to cut wires. Is there a fuse I can take out somewhere? Don't want to put the screwdriver through my hand, not a big fan of stigmata.

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gregsatt,

Hate to dig up old threads/wounds, but how did you eventually get the rear wiper motor unpluged? I've been priing (sp) for awhile myself with no success. Getting pissed, ready to cut wires. Is there a fuse I can take out somewhere? Don't want to put the screwdriver through my hand, not a big fan of stigmata.

Thanks,

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You know you can go around the rear motor where the wire comes off of the motor in the front, snip the wire and run it to a on/off switch (2-5 bucks at a autoparts store) and ground it. That way your rear wiper won't go every time hit it. That and you can put the switch in a more convient place like near the shifter.

I did it this way, it didnt take me very long.
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i'd kinda like to figure out if its possible to splice the wire for the water pump to a on/off switch and keep the rear wipermotor and wiring in place...

or are they running the exact same wire? (not 2...?)
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You know you can go around the rear motor where the wire comes off of the motor in the front, snip the wire and run it to a on/off switch (2-5 bucks at a autoparts store) and ground it. That way your rear wiper won't go every time hit it. That and you can put the switch in a more convient place like near the shifter.

I did it this way, it didnt take me very long.
Good Idea trxdam, I'll just cut and bypass the sumbitch.

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