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    Cool How effective is an IC in 85 degree water

    I was curious how much affect an external IC has on performance when the water is 85 degrees? I am going out at 6 AM to take advantage of a cool front 57 degrees and 77 % humidity but water is about 85 degrees.


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    It seems to me that the water temperature flowing through the IC would affect the IC more than the air temp... Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Of_Fun View Post
    It seems to me that the water temperature flowing through the IC would affect the IC more than the air temp... Ron

    I'll second that. I saw rpm loss the warmer the water got.

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    25 celsius(77*) to 32 celsius(89.6*) = loss of 280/300 rpm in "my universe"
    (8120 rpm -vs-7820 rpm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP244 View Post
    I'll second that. I saw rpm loss the warmer the water got.
    Then how about a bag of ice in back, or a old Moroso fuel cooler to compensate

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    The water temp clearly affects performance of the intercooler.

    The lower the watertemperature the better the cooling = performance.

    Add the hot temperature of the day,and you will have a massive loss of power.

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