Thread: Maybe a dumb question but . . .
03-25-2015, 03:41 PM #1
03-25-2015, 04:05 PM #2
Should be open. That's where the water comes out of the cooling system while running. Never a dumb question btw
03-25-2015, 04:24 PM #3
03-26-2015, 02:31 PM #4
Water doesn't come out. The machine draws it into the iBR and distributes it to the intercooler. It's also the location to flush the intercooler after riding in saltwater.
03-26-2015, 04:20 PM #5
Ok, but everybody agrees it should be open when riding, right?
03-26-2015, 05:37 PM #6
Look at the bottom picture closely. That fitting is used for two very important purposes:
1. removes some of the water from the exhaust manifold (bottom aft hose barb) that went into the front of the manifold
2. removes the water that circulates thru the intercooler (IC - Out)
Bottom line - don't EVER block or plug this fitting
Now look at it in reverse, when you hook up the garden hose while the engine is running you are forcing water into the exhaust manifold, water box, and IC. If you left the hose on while the engine is off, it will fill the exhaust manifold up, the WB up, the IC up and then back flow into the head and intake manifold, causing a hydrolock! Many people have learned this the hard way, including myself.
03-26-2015, 07:47 PM #7
Uhh I think my strainer is on the wrong hose then
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