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Old 01-13-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Cleaning intercooler

Anyone know what I can use to clean out my intercooler? I got oil in it from my pump going out...
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Anyone know what I can use to clean out my intercooler? I got oil in it from my pump going out...
Is it out of the vehicle?
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I clean everything with brake clean takes any grime and oil off
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I did that first, it did ok but it dries so fast, can't really sloth it around and get it all...so then I used radiator flush and now letting that dry
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I did that first, it did ok but it dries so fast, can't really sloth it around and get it all...so then I used radiator flush and now letting that dry
Do you possibly have mineral spirits
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No, could pick some up from Walmart though, I was just going to take all tubes and intercooler to the closest performance shop and have them clean them all out
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No, could pick some up from Walmart though, I was just going to take all tubes and intercooler to the closest performance shop and have them clean them all out
That works too lol
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Would it hurt anything to start the car with the tubes all off to see if the turbos r spitting out oil??
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Would it hurt anything to start the car with the tubes all off to see if the turbos r spitting out oil??
Now that I'm not sure. Idk if it would hurt anything. Maybe someone can chime in on this question
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I just went through the same ordeal. I taped off one side of the intercooler and filled the other end with paint thinner. I shook it like I was mixing a drink and then poured it out. All kinds of gooey goodness came out... then I set it over night on end to drain. In the morning it was dry and clean.
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Awesome, thanks for the input
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I used mineral spirits and brake parts cleaner, and it seemed to do the trick, hooked it all back up except the tubes coming off the turbos and reved it a couple times, no oil coming out of the turbos so have it all hooked back up now, going to drive it around for a week and take it off and check it again! Wish me luck! Thanks for all the input from everyone, I appreciate it!
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I used mineral spirits and brake parts cleaner, and it seemed to do the trick, hooked it all back up except the tubes coming off the turbos and reved it a couple times, no oil coming out of the turbos so have it all hooked back up now, going to drive it around for a week and take it off and check it again! Wish me luck! Thanks for all the input from everyone, I appreciate it!
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