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Some people spray nitrous or co2 on their intercooler before a run to drop temperatures. What about making something that would run full-time to cool the intercooler? Could you cool an intercooler by putting it into a heatshielded enclosure pumped with either closed circuit or open circuit air conditioning? Or would the amount of heat built up over time outweigh the cooling capacity of the air conditioner (especially in closed circuit)?
 

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It takes energy to remove heat.

Having said that - Don't let me stop you from trying an idea out - many a nay sayer has had to eat crow. Innnovation is a good thing. Try and let us know :nod:

as you know - if you blow wind through a vortex shaped tunnel and drip water - the water will turn to ice even when the wind is blown over 120 degree desert heat outside... that principle could be made to work. However in a closed circuit I think the energy required to make a material difference would overcome the air conditioners capacity to cool.

IN an open circuit vortex with a fine mist sprayer - the air speed could be used to assist the a/c - but the plumbing might get complicated.
 

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Ford was planning something like this for the new Lightning. The system would store cooled air from the A/C in a tank, at the hit of a button, the air would then be released into the intake. They were claiming that it was good for 50hp.
 

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It's already been tried and the system couldn't stay cool for more than short bursts at a time. The time it took for the system to cool down again killed it. Air/Water intercooling is simpler, cheaper, and works fine... so why not?
 
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