Dumb question that I have to ask
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

This is a discussion on Dumb question that I have to ask within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ok, I know this is a dumb question, but I promise I'm not a complete idiot. I just bought an ...

  1. #1
    Registered User Turambar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Posts
    10

    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.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Banned Subie do's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Seattle WA.
    Posts
    2,595
    ......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 03:43 AM.

  4. #3
    Registered User ntg06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    MSG
    Posts
    160
    Oh you have the 05 with the monster scoop. You might get some birds in there occasionally. Other than that, you'll be fine.

  5. #4
    Registered User 05wrx4U2nv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    maryland
    Posts
    1,128
    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
    silly peguin. pointless wings are for ricers!
    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy silver View Post
    heard there is an ecu out thats like the hondata but for subbys.

  6. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    534
    lmao mad funny question

  7. #6
    Registered User Turambar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Posts
    10
    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!

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •