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EDIT 10/1/01: ORDERING INFORMATION DOWN BELOW....
Ever hear of the term HEAT SOAK? In very LOOSE laymen terms, it's when the heat from your engine/turbo "soak" up your horsepower, making a 200hp car feel like a 160hp one. It can be that bad. Well, TURBO cars are VERY VERY prone to heat soak. What can you do about it??? Participate in this group buy!!!!!
InterCooler Misting Kit
http://www.accuspray.com/
ick (aka...inter-cooler kit) $27.05+shipping
2 tips
2 bodies
2 caps
2 strainers
1 three ft hose
2 elbow joints
Here are the pics:
http://www.swankmonkey.com/intercooler_mister/
If you take a look at the above website, Lee (guy who did it), has temperature charts. Take a look at those!
WHY THIS KIT???
This kit will spray a VERY FINE MIST into your ic. It won't drip either. Most other nozzles drip. It's good stuff.
10+ people would LOWER the price to $21.64+shipping
What else you'll need:
Temperature Sensor (so you know how hot your IC really is). You can buy a digital one at your local Target Store (near the Car parts section). It's the Springfield's PRECISE TEMP. $10.00+tax
Install instructs. Not really much to it to be honest with you. Ask the forum for now cuz there's so many ways of doing this.
TOTAL cost of this mod: UNDER $40!!!!
Oh. And you should do the Wheel Liner mod too. That can range from $0.00 to $50.00 depending on your preference. The Wheel liner mod is where you cut out/drill the driver side (Passat) wheel liner to allow your IC to "breath". The forum members here can do a better job explaining this than me.
So who's interested? I need a raise of hands.
Disclaimer: DOING YOUR OWN MISTING SYSTEM IS YOUR PET PROJECT. YOU CAN'T BLAME ANYONE IF YOU DO DAMAGE SOMEHOW.


[Modified by mistertam, 9:36 AM 10-1-2001]
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (mistertam)

Are these just the parts to hook it up to like your window washers? Or is there a separate pump and reseviour (sp?) for it? I don't have an issue with heat soak any more, but misting helps cool the air a LOT and cooler is better.
Tim
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (Jolf)

Yeah. This is just the parts to hook it up to your window washer fluid. If you want the pump (size of a coil), it's $85. It's 4amps and goes up to 35psi. hold 1/2 liter I think. Not too sure. I didn't ask about that because I was just thinking about using my windshield wiper fluid reserviour, and coupled with a Y clamp, I can switch back and forth with my windshielf wiper fluid and my IC misting system in the summer/winter.
It gets kinda cold here in the winter, so I won't be misting a lot in the winter.
Just me though. there's many ways of doing this. I'm sure TONS of members here can give GREAT input.
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (Jorgeaz)

Jorgeaz, Good idea. But if you want the second pump, you'll need to buy the $85.00 thing I mentioned. Still a cheap mod. I'm not the most technical guy in the world, so I'd be interested to see how this will be done. I'm sure others would too.
I'll keep EVERYONE posted either via email or forum.
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (Jolf)

Couple of things to remember:
1. These nozzles will not leak, they seal when there is no pressure, unlike you WW jets, that are open all the time.
2. Get the intake sensor, you can NOT tune without it. I would recommend a vag-com, as you can drive a log and review your data later.
3. Get the intelligent auto mister from http://www.autospeed.com without that, you are just squirting water all the time or you will wear your thumb out.
When properly used, the stock resevoir will have to be filled about every 2 tanks under some good spirited driving. It will take quite a few runs to tune the unit based on your mods.
Remember that you mod again later, you will have to retune the unit. IMHO, it's very worth it on the MKIV's, the stock ic is heat soaked when not chipped, but does a decent job. So if you chip, the results of the stock ic are not much better.
Humid areas may not have a significant gain with this setup.
Warmer climates (obviously) will benefit more.

Good luck, and shoot me an email if ya'll have any q's.
(btw accuspray was supposed to call or email me when they got the kit completed, guess that never happened!)



[Modified by syntrix, 11:48 AM 9-28-2001]
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (mistertam)

Wow. Got 13 already. This is the fastest group buy I've ever done! I gave accuspray a call, and my guy had left. So i'm gonna call on Monday.
Now....
I need your emails... Jorgeaz, 4DoorSleeper, Gary H, GTI4ME...
Thanks! (or how do I see your emails from your post???)
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (turbotechno)

Everyone will get emails when everything is finalized...

So keep posting... if you want one... here's your chance. I'm posting up generic instructions on what i'm doing or have done (with pics). And you guys can modifiy it to what you want done (shaggy's pedal mounted ic trigger for WOT misting...Jorgeaz auto temp misting system...etc....)
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (turbotechno)

Me 3 Me 3 (I mean Me too!!!) can we also see about a GB from Autospeed? That'd me interesting since it's coming from Australia...
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (Jorgeaz)

sorry Jorgeaz.... I guess I was trying to DRAG you in with your eyes closed. I'll put you on the maybe not list. And if I suck you in, cool!
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (mistertam)

Or you can do it right and buy this system in the GB and then buy this..
http://www.autospeed.com/cgi-bin/browse.cgi?category=705&
That would seem like the most logical way to do it. You would never have to worry about it, it would do it all on its own
sorry syntrix didn't see your post up there about auto speed, this link is directly to the mister page hope it helps


[Modified by hoser125, 3:01 PM 9-29-2001]
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (hoser125)

quote:[HR][/HR]Or you can do it right and buy this system in the GB and then buy this..
http://www.autospeed.com/cgi-bin/browse.cgi?category=705&
[Modified by hoser125, 3:01 PM 9-29-2001][HR][/HR]​
Yup, that's the one!! Thanks for te link hoser125! Don't forget to call or email them on availability, these units sometimes backorder. Also this company is in australia, so you have to pay a bit more for shipping and wait longer, but it's worth it. They respond to email very well!!
 

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Re: Group Buy: InterCooler Misting Kit !!!! (syntrix)

I don't see anything on accusprays site about this kit. Can you at least give us the specs on the different componenets. Which nozzles are included in the kit? And does anyone Know what psi the windshield washer pump puts out?
 
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