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      09-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by Blk07335i
Originally Posted by 91Octane View Post
That a2w intercooler looks so small...
The heat capacity of water is much higher than air making it a much more efficient way to cool the charge.
This type of intercooler sucks during prolonged use, I have experience on the Audi platform. Yes the initial charge is much lower for a longer period of time but what happens is the water gradually heats up and causes the intake temps to rise. Once they get to a certain point there is no way to cool the water back down and let the intake temps cool down like letting the car sit on a traditional intercooler or taking it easy for a lap or two. Water takes a long while to cool down as well so once that point happens your track day is done
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