View Poll Results: IC Water Routing, what is the best?

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  • Setup# 1-From pump to strainer, to rear of IC then into exhaust then dump

    4 57.14%
  • Setup# 2-From pump to strainer, then to a T-half into IC and half into Exhaust-then dump

    3 42.86%
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    IC water routing Poll!!

    I am always looking to improve what I have so here is a question with what you guys think is the best way to route your IC water. I am currently running #1 (simple and effective) but think that #2 might give me better results with cooler water in both exhaust and IC. If you have any other opinions please post!

    1) From pump to strainer then into rear of IC, out front of IC then into exhaust and dumps there.

    2) From pump to strainer, then T fitting, then into IC and dump, other line from T goes into Exhaust and then dumps.

    Other question:
    Should I run fresh water into the rear of the IC or the front? It is an Ebay type intercooler like the old Fizzle. Right now I am using the rear to front method since that is the way the water flows.


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    45 views and no votes? Really guys!!

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    IMO the best is pump to T to strainer to IC then overboard the other half of the T goes to the exhaust
    only two pass type IC's have a in and out so front back makes no difference
    from my experience straining the exhaust water can get you into big trouble
    so I can not vote for either one

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    I, actually, do not really know.., but:

    It would seem that option #2 would, potentially, be better.
    Reason being that any spikes in pressure from the pump to I/C'er could/would possibly be diverted down-stream, thus greatly reducing the chance of an I/C'er rupture...

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    Im, keep it simple kind of guy, pump strainer to cooler, to exhaust. Less to go wrong, I know all the water the pump is providing is getting to the exhaust, and it the way stock does it.
    If you "T" it, how do you know if the exhaust is getting enough water or the intercooler for that matter, your dividing a percentage of the total flow between the two.
    Have you changed the water input disk?

    BTW did you know the pump has a strainer built in, I pulled it after 11 years of riding, it had just a few little bits in it, but considering it has only say 20 holes for water, it could get plugged.
    Its the plastic nut on the pump casting on the water intake path.

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    you need a X size water restrictor/washer to use with the oem X style T
    all X skis have a T
    when you strain the exhaust water you have a greater chance of not having enough water in the exhaust
    the strainer will get plugged one day...usually when someone else is on your ski

    last running the IC water outlet to the exhaust raises the water PSI on the IC a lot
    just about every "shoe" has a spot to dump water overboard, most are just plugged

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    Thanks guys for the input. I did change the washer on the pump. I have it from strainer to ic to exhaust and then dump for over 100 hours without issues looking to cool things down a little more. Option 2 with a variation sounds like best. Like Skidoochris stated that is what option two was supposed to be my mistake!

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