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    Intercooler install

    So do you pull out the stock intercooler then put in the blockoff ?
    Anyone have pics of any of the plumbing ?

    Does the intercooler have to be angled any certain way ?

    I think I remeber burnwater saying something about tilting it back for better water usage ??


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    you dont want the intercooler positioned such that the water that condenses in it can collect and pool.

    If you hit a wave just right, you could get a motor full of water.

    Other than that, its not that critical.

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    I don't think any position would prevent or change how much condensation is present in the 'dry' passages of the intercooler and I have never heard of anyone filling their motor with water from condensation in the intercooler ... any condensation present would be minimal and would end up as a mist into the motor (if that) and would cause zero problems. The only way an intercooler would flood a motor was if the core broke. A tiny mist of water is actually beneficial (water injection has been used successfuly on boosted motors to keep temps down and power up for years), but an intercooler is just an easier, better way to do the same thing.

    You want to mount the intercooler so that the water ENTRY into the intercooler is LOWER than the water EXIT out of the intercooler, to make sure there are no air pockets, and that the intercooler core is FULL of water. So it is best if the back of the intercooler is slightly lower and the entry is lower than the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern
    You want to mount the intercooler so that the water ENTRY into the intercooler is LOWER than the water EXIT out of the intercooler, to make sure there are no air pockets, and that the intercooler core is FULL of water. So it is best if the back of the intercooler is slightly lower and the entry is lower than the exit.

    Vern is 100% right on with the above.

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    So just needs to be tilted back a bit. There is no preference on the side to side tile. Looks like the exit air hole is on the lower side on the rotax/riva mount. Do this matter ? Could the IC actually lay flat and tilted back a bit ?

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    Vern is right on!

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