Originally Posted by FormerRotor
This may be a silly question, but why would exposing an IC to water be an issue? If anything, wouldn't this lead to moderate additional heat transfer (via evaporative cooling and air-to-water hx), considering that the IC is effectively just a heat sink?
TurboEddie knows his stuff, so what am I neglecting to take into consideration? Is he worried about corrosion, restricted airflow, leaks, or am I incorrect in my assumptions above?...or some combination thereof?
There was a post on another board in which an X5d owner posted up a pic of his "cold air intake" in which the intake was wrapped around the front of the radiator and was visible in the grill. Maybe that's what he's speaking to, versus the i/c here.
Edit: Photo for viewing pleasure: