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Old 01-27-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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is it possible to cool the intake with dry ice, by maybe fixing the ice to the rubber hose from the air cleaner to the maf, or any other way? or maybe even putting a piece or two in the air cleaner box. i am really serious about this idea, would it work though?
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When dry ice outgasses, it doesn't produce oxygen......it displaces it. Not good IN the airbox at all.

On the outside? It wouldn't cool the air rapidly enough to keep up with flow.
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or... air refridgeration like the ac. put a little coil pack some where in the intake. or, even come up with an intercooler that is refridgerated. hey...
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And lose horsepower due to the AC compressor robbing it? No thanks.
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And lose horsepower due to the AC compressor robbing it? No thanks.
but would you lose more horsepower than you gain though, thats the real question. not to mention the possiblility that it would prolly cool of the radiator too, and we all know what that does. somebodies gotta get bored one of these days and try it. i would if money + time + never ending engine change <2 weeks overdue already> wasnt holding me back.
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the ac compressor is the biggest power robber there is. Small Ford cars are even wired to disengage the compressor when the brake is first applied to prevent the engine from stalling.

as to cooling the the radiator...what do you think the condensor does? It heats the radiator.

Cry02 was developed to cool intake air.
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Cry02 was developed to cool intake air.
never heard of it
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How about some R-134A with a small jet from the can mounted with the tip inside the intake tubing, so as the tip stays when the can is removed and with a lever (cable operated) to pressure the can towards the intake tube and thus the valve opens and sprays the coolant (small jet mind you -not the full squeeze) through the jet.
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R134A doesn't combust, and displaces oxygen.

Cool the intake charge with Nitrous or water/alcohol/methanol injection.
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LIQUID OXYGEN
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tjburris/...e%20Grill.mpeg

oh yeah...and that guy graduated from high school with my mom.
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