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    Strainer?

    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?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tornado34 View Post
    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?
    It's extra protection...insurance.

    Ride in silty, sandy water?...might wanna go with it.

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    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...
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    You'd be surprised what comes out of the city water supply let alone riding in a lake or ocean. Do it.

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    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..

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    we are you installing this on your 2012 rxtx?? have pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by naplesrxp View Post
    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..
    Make sure the strainer itself can handle the pressure.

    Some guys were using Groco? strainers and the screw on plastic bowls would sometimes crack or blow apart after a while.

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post2261528

    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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