Doesn't really matter to be honest. The ambient air is going to be a ton cooler anyway. If the IC gets jammed up with snow/ice, it will cool down the aluminum even further, and therefore the air charge. Once the engine heats up, it will probably melt. So what is your concern exactly? Maybe I'm missing your point.crashsti said:thats kind of what i had thought. but what should be is not always what is. this will certainly make for an interesting topic come springtime. will we be seeing posts from people who got an intercooler full of ice and snow. it would be intresting what our canadian friends have to say on this. i believe in some places up there they've been having blizzards already.