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    question...

    what kind of water do i use for the intercooler water spray?

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    that the drinking water right?

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    Are you talking about the water sprayed on the OUTSIDE of the intercooler, on, say, an STi model?

    You can use distilled. Distilled water is potable but so is mineral water. If you want to buy distilled water, buy it labeled as such at the market, or make your own if your house has a purification setup.

    I'd not bother with distilled water on an external spray, I'd just use tap (but I'd do something about the freezing point -- and make sure that something doesn't harm paint -- if I lived in a cold climate in winter, or I'd just not use the system at all in winter since, well, the ambient temps would be below freezing anyway).

    One potential issue with tap is that over time mineral deposits might clog the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Are you talking about the water sprayed on the OUTSIDE of the intercooler, on, say, an STi model?

    You can use distilled. Distilled water is potable but so is mineral water. If you want to buy distilled water, buy it labeled as such at the market, or make your own if your house has a purification setup.

    I'd not bother with distilled water on an external spray, I'd just use tap (but I'd do something about the freezing point -- and make sure that something doesn't harm paint -- if I lived in a cold climate in winter, or I'd just not use the system at all in winter since, well, the ambient temps would be below freezing anyway).

    One potential issue with tap is that over time mineral deposits might clog the system.
    yea its an sti model...ok thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by CooKie_MonSteR View Post
    yea its an sti model...ok thanks for the info
    Out of curiosity (but also for future readers and searchers) do Subaru specify what water to use in the owner's manual?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Out of curiosity (but also for future readers and searchers) do Subaru specify what water to use in the owner's manual?
    yea but i dont got the owners manual

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    i/c sprayer

    I got a question, if you dont use the sprayer and live in say Wisconsin where the winter is cold, how am I supposed to get the water low enough where it wont crack the tank when it freezes?

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    There are a number of ways to lower water's freezing temperature. One commercially available solution that will do so but will -- ostensibly, at least -- not harm paint or automotive finishes (just in case) is washer fluid, sold either prediluted or in concentrate.

    You could simply do whatever it is you do for your washer reservoir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    Out of curiosity (but also for future readers and searchers) do Subaru specify what water to use in the owner's manual?
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