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Old 12-20-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Custom Ecoboost Intercooler Washer Fluid Spray Kit

After much consideration and a little research, I think I'm just going to do a custom setup using what Ford has already supplied me with to make a custom intercooler washer fluid spray kit.

1. Tap into the washer fluid line after the washer motor and install T connector and in-line shutoff valve. T connector will route fluid via an additional line to 2 sprayers mounted on the intercooler, and in-line shutoff valve will eliminate porting washer fluid to the wipers.

2. Route tubing from T connector to a 2nd T connector located by the intercooler.

3. Close to the 1st T connector, install an in-line shutoff valve to eliminate porting washer fluid to the intercooler. This will allow you to use your wipers as normal when needed.

3. Run 2 lines from 2nd T connector to 2 sprayers mounted on intercooler.

4. Spray Away . Close/open shutoff valves and spray washer fluid over intercooler using existing windshield washer fluid button & fluid.

Total cost about $25. I think the only down side would be that you would have to open and close the shutoff valves when you wanted to switch back and forth between uses. How often do you use your wiper fluid besides in the winter or when out getting dirty though...

I figure for $25 and a couple hours of time, it's worth a shot... It can easily be returned to stock configuration.

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Measure IAT's to see if it's really a problem before rigging up a solution.
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Just find a couple of good washer spray nozzles that have a wide spray pattern...did it on my R-7 the same way...it worked

I used Ford AEROSTAR washer nozzles

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And the reason for doing this is? Spray water over it for evaporation and thus more cooling?
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And the reason for doing this is? Spray water over it for evaporation and thus more cooling?
Exactly. Water has a much higher specific heat then air and will absorb a lot more energy more quickly without the temperature of the water itself going up much at all.
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CO2 Canisters work better. Or just set it up for a meth/water injection, you'll need an actual nozzle then to spray, and you'd have to tap the intake close to the manifold, but you'd see huge differences with that compared to IC cooling. Fun idea though. DieselDawg I actually did the same thing on my 87 TII. Miss that car, it was so much fun.

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Good Idea, wish Ford would have thought of this beforehand. I remember my Mitsu Evo 8 had a button which utilized the windshield wiper fluid located in the trunk.
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Good Idea, wish Ford would have thought of this beforehand. I remember my Mitsu Evo 8 had a button which utilized the windshield wiper fluid located in the trunk.
Ford was trying their hardest to make the truck not seem like a turbo v6. They muffled all the turbo noises, minimized lag, tuned the throttle control, and didn't even include a boost gauge. I'm sure that Ford knew this was available, but decided against another add-on doo-dad, cost, parts to fail, bottles to fill, buttons to push, etc.
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Why not install an electric fan behind the intercooler? Put it on a fused toggle switch and turn it on and off when you please. That's what the old Porsche rear engine turbos needed. You can find 10" fans on eBay for $20
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The winshield washer method is cheap to do and cheap to run...works just fine and easy to hide. Most of the time you can just use water...or a 50/50 mix of water/alcohol
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