Dry ice has a boiling point of -69.826 fahrenheit. I imagine that the huge temperature difference between dry ice and frozen H2O makes up for any inconvenience of dry ice skipping the liquid phase.PlatinumWRX said:How much colder is solid CO2 than solid H2O? I think the fact that CO2 goes straight from solid to gas would hurt rather than assist intercooling.
The bag would block air flow to the intercooler (the part it's sitting on), which would defeat the purpose of trying to cool it. Not to mention, it gets pretty hot under there...I'd hate to melt the bag or something.BlownWRX said:would it not be more easy to just leave a bag of ice on top of the intercooler that way it might not leak?
I hope that was a joke.. water expands when it freezes thus by doing this you may break your fins.Here's a thought for those of you who live in cold winter climates....on bitter cold days keep pour water onto and into(between fins) the intercooler periodically till you have just a block of ice on top of your engine...hehehe....just a thought
continuing the joke.... Pouring lN2 (-200C) on the intercooler would more than likely crack the intercooler itself due to the rapid cooling from the lN2. I don't think you would actually see the cracks, but I do believe hairline cracks would develop.MustGoFast said:Hmm... well on the joking end lets go one better than dry ice and pour liquid Nitrogen onto the intercooler.. I wonder what that woudl do... Can air be to cold?