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Just bought a 2002 wrx last week, and it just hit my mind as i was washing the car, what happens if water enters the hood cooler part where air goes in? Say like during raining season and car washes.
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domokun: Absolutely nothing happens. As a matter of fact, Subaru has an intercooler sprayer on some models of STi's which sprays water or windshield wiper fluid (recommended for cold climates) to cool the intake charge. The only concern is if you spray it hard with a pressure washer. You can bend fins pretty darned easy by doing that.
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Some of us wash the entire engine bays a few times a year (myself, sasquatch(he has a how to somewhere on here), several others) just try and keep the water out of the intake as much as you can.
It's a good way to keep your car looking nice and new, aside from a few small metal fittings, my engine bay looks like it did when I got it. Sasquatch's probably looks better than when he got it
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