05-14-2014, 12:12 AM #1
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- May 2013
When should you use a separate IC strainer? On a stock IC set up? Or just when you use a separate cooling water supply? I always thought the black plastic mesh at the inlet (in the pump housing) was the stock strainer and stopped most of the crap?
05-14-2014, 02:57 AM #2
05-14-2014, 09:04 AM #3
I put one on my last ski, an RXP. After seeing what it caught where i ride, i decided NOT to put one in the new ski. It didn't really catch much. I got more vegetation than sand and silt. In my mind vegetation will just run right through the intercooler anyway, but just to be safe i pull the IC and clean it thoroughly when i rebuild the Supercharger. There is another thread about IC cleaning, i circulate coil cleaner with an old bilge pump and then degrease the outside and roll. Mostly i think it's a decision that has to be made based on where the ski will be ridden... If i lived in Florida or on the beach there is no question i would have done it. If i used aftermarket ICs i would also do it for sure...
Last edited by wkuadam07; 05-14-2014 at 01:01 PM.
05-14-2014, 11:26 AM #4
You'd be surprised what comes out of the city water supply let alone riding in a lake or ocean. Do it.
05-14-2014, 12:50 PM #5
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- Aug 2013
- Naples FL.
I decided to go with a strainer after adding my $800 Riva IC, that should be reason enough to spend a few bucks. I also installed the strainer off the main pump tunnel so all water is filtered..
05-14-2014, 07:54 PM #6
we are you installing this on your 2012 rxtx?? have pics
05-14-2014, 08:30 PM #7
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- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
Some guys were using Groco? strainers and the screw on plastic bowls would sometimes crack or blow apart after a while.
Look for a strainer design where the bowl threads inside the lid, not the bowl threading onto the outside. I seem to recall that the McMaster-Carr strainers were well regarded.
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