08-27-2009, 04:24 PM #1
Trouble getting water from intercooler on hose...
Even though I have good water pressure at the hose it was never enough to get it out of the intercooler. After reading the other thread it seems I am not alone. Since I am always in salt it needs to be flushed. I used to lightly clamp the line from the pump with taped up needle-nose vise grips after I flushed the screen out to get water to flow from the intercooler. I always wanted to put a valve there and finally found a 1/2" barbed valve from a drip irrigation store. Can't beat the price, $1.62 for the cheaper one and $2.43 for the heavy duty. The HD looked big on the website but it's not and that's the one I used. Also, once that valve goes on the hose it will NOT pull off!! I pulled one end of the hose to test fit it and could not get it back off.
Side note: I saw the same non-HD valve on a aquarium website for $8 during my search.
08-28-2009, 08:14 AM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Southern Florida
How is that working out?
That's why we go to the fresh water canals after salt water riding.
Do you have any fresh water lakes in the Keys.
08-28-2009, 04:08 PM #3
08-28-2009, 04:15 PM #4
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- JUST NORTH OF CUBA-- FL,KEYS
08-28-2009, 04:35 PM #5
02-03-2010, 01:13 AM #6
Opening an old thread because when I removed the hose to take to the store it was to big for 1/2 and to small for 3/4. Are you sure your tap is 1/2?. Or maybe the FZS has a bigger hose. I think with some effort I could get in on a 3/4 valve. Has anyone else had the same problem?
02-03-2010, 08:04 AM #7
Stock hoses are metric. 1/2" is the closest to the stock size. It takes some force to get the 1/2" hose on, but you can do it. I used KY jelly to lubricate, which helped with the fit (ahem..). I also chose a thicker walled (Goodyear "Horizon") hose that wouldn't crumple when I was forcing it onto the fittings.
As an aside and directed at the earlier posts, the weak flow problem with the stock IC flush is the restriction built into the 4-way fitting.
02-03-2010, 08:24 AM #8
Nice post Kelly A.
I've read about changes made to the 4-way (seem to remember it's been replaced it with a "T"?) but has anyone posted exactly what they have done with it?
I would like to run the engine separately from the IC--however, I have the R & D Engine and IC Cooling Kit installed and would keep the supply going to the IC from the kit open. Supply from pump, flush and engine would be together separately from the IC.
02-03-2010, 09:38 AM #9
I have the same type of tap , just incase i needed a tow along way out ...it doubles as an intercooler flush assist too.
I don't know how far you travel away from home but i keep extra 13mm hose ( about 300mm / 1 foot ) some zip ties ( big black ones ) plus snips , clamps , barbs and a new valves just incase somthing weird happens and for whatever reason i take in water / bust the tap , split the hose etc etc .
It's nice to see the cooler outlets flush well .
02-03-2010, 10:32 AM #10
3-way Y fitting and ran a dedicated line from the pump to the stock IC by using Riva's add on pump strainer (#RY1013-WS-40 - note, part # is from package, doesn't pull up on Riva's site). I went with two Groco WS500 strainers, one on each line. What I lost by this set up was the ability to flush my intercooler. I'm trusting the strainer to keep silt out until I install an aftermarket IC with it's own flush system. Salt water isn't an issue right now, so that wasn't a concern. As an interim fix, I suppose I could have installed another stock flush line and another Y on the IC side.
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