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This is a discussion on IC cooling within the Motorsports Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; whats the best way to keep IC temps low while waiting to get on the track? I thought about bringing ...

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    IC cooling

    whats the best way to keep IC temps low while waiting to get on the track?
    I thought about bringing a couple bags of ice but i was wondering if there's a better way...

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    ice generally works... but u can also add IC spray...

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    CO2 right before pulling out in the lane.....work wonders
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    Most folks just use ice. Best way is to punch a few holes in the bag on the side that rests on the IC so the water drips through the IC.

    I've seen CO2 used as well...bags and spray. Bags are a bit awkward to handle though.

    IC sprayer isn't all that efficient for drag racing as it needs air flow to truly benefit the cooling as it works mainly by evaporation. Plus, the track folks tend to get pissed when you drip water onto the track, although they usually think it's some tool using his A/C while racing.
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    Awesome, so Ice it is, lol. I should probably buy a heat shield for my turbo, too. Anyone know a good place to buy plumbing for a CO2 sprayer? I already have a good bottle and I think I can find a fitting for the bottle but I need a valve, hose and the actual sprayer element.

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    would dry ice be better ?
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    I have a friend with an RX-7 who has tried actually strapping some of this to the front of his IC for a race. He won the race, but I doubt the ice had any positive impact. Dry ice will sublime and won't drip down through the core like H2O will, so I doubt it will do any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efmd3 View Post
    I have a friend with an RX-7 who has tried actually strapping some of this to the front of his IC for a race. He won the race, but I doubt the ice had any positive impact. Dry ice will sublime and won't drip down through the core like H2O will, so I doubt it will do any good.
    o ok true
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    you know of anywhere that sells plumbing hardware that i'd need to build my CO2 sprayer?

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    yea, i've read that thread before, all i need is the hosing, valve and sprayer element.
    I think i'll check out some of that stuff from EBAY bkotz had

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    I had a buddy set out to build his own. After it was all said and done, it worked out that it would have been just as cheap to get a kit. The materials are a bit exotic due to the low temps....so be careful.
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    hmm
    well if i was buying a kit, i'd just buy an injection kit rather than a IC sprayer

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    We already had a bottle so we bought the fittings and Cryo2 halo and solenoid from

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