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Old 10-12-2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default factory intercooler?

i have a factory intercooler on my wrx but i have an intercooler sprayer that mists water over the intercooler. im wondering if any one else has this same setup and how u can dissconect it and what controls it cuz its hooked up with my window washer fluid so i can only run water in that and winter is comeing and i cant run water in it.

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Old 10-13-2006, 02:52 AM   #2
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you can run windshield wiper fluid in it, no problem...
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:43 AM   #3
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you can run windshield wiper fluid in it, no problem...
which also contains alcohol which is flammable, but it didn't stop me from doing it
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Pour some winshield washer fluid in a cup then hold a lighter to it. It won't ignite, but I see your point.
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which also contains alcohol which is flammable, but it didn't stop me from doing it
alcohol is flammable, windshield washer fluid is not....it only contains a small amount of alky...
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Many people use winshield washer fluid. It won't hurt anything.
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ok well that helps cuz the big bright sticker said clean water only so i wasnt sure thanks for the information but i do have another question what controls the intercooler sprayer (i mean what makes it mist over it)

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Old 10-15-2006, 05:10 PM   #8
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hey, would the windshield wiper keep the ic cleaner? that would be nice
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Depending on who manufactured that sprayer it could be activated via intake pressure, throttle position or by pushing a button (like in an STi).

The washer fluid is a cleaner so in theory it may keep it cleaner than using water.
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the only problem with washer fluid is that the intercoolers are made out of aluminum and it is sensitive to certain cemicals
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Aluminum is sensitive to some chemical, washer fluid is not one of them. Especially when you compare all the other chemicals an vapors an engine bay is exposed to. Not to mention, if the washer fluid were that harmful to aluminum they probably would make the wiper arms out of a different material.
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what i was saying is that it might cuz some discoloration thats all
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It won't, it's washer fluid. If it was harmful in any way people wouldn't be spraying it all over their cars.
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