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    Dumb question that I have to ask

    Ok, I know this is a dumb question, but I promise I'm not a complete idiot. I just bought an '05 STI and don't know much about the mechanical side of it yet. I've been doing research on turbos and all wheel drive, but one question I have not been able to answer from browsing the internet, it's dumb but I am dying to know.
    Obviously I would say that most people drive their subarus in all kinds of weather. I was wondering if there is anything to fear from foreign objects, water, etc. going into the hood scoop? Like if I washed my car and high pressure water went directly in there? I guess this question stems from a lack of complete understanding of how the intercooler is set up and how it works (I know the basic purpose).
    If any of you would care to enlighten me I would appreciate it.

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    ......you do know you have a water sprayer on there right? Under the air vent next to the driver door. (button) Yeah, check that bad boy out.

    You should be good from stuff falling in there. Occasionally you'll get bugs, rocks, birds, etc. But I wouldn't lose sleep over it.
    Last edited by Subie do; 08-30-2007 at 02:43 AM.

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    Oh you have the 05 with the monster scoop. You might get some birds in there occasionally. Other than that, you'll be fine.

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    no there is no problem with getting water in there.do some reasearch on how an intercooler works.the ic is completly sealed off.nothing can get in.so you can drive a wrx in the rain or snow?spray it as much as you want you will be ok
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    heard there is an ecu out thats like the hondata but for subbys.

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    lmao mad funny question

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    Awesome thanks guys. LOL I knew it was stupid but had to ask. I figured thats how it works but everyplace I read just says basic "an intercooler is used to cool the air going into the engine." I hadn't been able to find anyplace that says exactly how the intercooler is connected in the sequence of intaking air and such. So thanks again!

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