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Old 12-14-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default using methanol in 2006 STi intercooler spray?

Is this possible? Thanks guys.
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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If you mean the stock ic sprayer I would not recomend it due to its high corrositivity. Now with a high presure pump sprayed into the intake tract using the tank as a resevour, yes but I recomend using a controller from one of the many kits available.
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:41 PM   #3
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there is no reason to do that..
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:58 AM   #4
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how about just mixing in a small amount of methanol/ rubbin alcohol with mainly Distilled Water. I heard this will help lower the freezing temp a bit in case it gets cold at night?
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:01 PM   #5
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^^^This would work, but if it is cold enough to freeze then you shouldn't need to worry about spraying the intercooler. I do not know if the pump/seals in the OEM pump are made to handle alcohol in the reservoir though, so it may be a better idea to just let it freeze.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:19 PM   #6
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I take it you are trying to get more cooling on the intercooler. I wouldn't recommend doing so. Methanol is flammable and you really don't want to spill that stuff on yourself when filling the bottle. Granted it may take a while, but you could eventually have eyesight problems from the methanol being absorbed through your skin if it happens again and again. I would stay away from spraying flammable solvents on your intercooler.
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