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General Question about rain/snow and turbo


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#1 outbackfan

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 05:41 AM

A general question...
The new 2.5 engines have the hood scoop to feed air to the turbo charger. What happens when this becomes obstructed, say with snow or ice as might occur on a parked vehicle at a ski parking lot? Are there any adverse effects from rain, carwash, etc?

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 09:25 AM

The hoodscoop actually feeds air over the intercooler to cool down the air that has come through the intake and then been compressed by the turbocharger which heats it up. So snow and rain aren't bad for the intercooler. What is bad is long stops like traffic jams that allow the heat of the engine to build up under the hood reducing the efficiency of the intercooler.

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 10:13 AM

yeah pretty much what he said
in fact snow and rain are good for a intercooler they help it reduce intake temps even further
think of it as natures own water spray system lol




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