cleaning the intercooler?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by aznboi320, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. aznboi320

    aznboi320 OT Supporter

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    what kind of solution do i use?
    or do i just use water and a cloth?
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd use a high pressure wash to blast out anything in between the cooling fins, then wipe dry.
     
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    fuckkkkkk no, you risk bending a bunch of fins like that

    low pressure wash with a windex mixture

    no need to wipe dry either
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    steam?
     
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    dan avoN7 New Member

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    thats a big no no scott. intercooler fins are very delicate and a high pressure washer will pretty much destroy the intercooler. I have a FMIC on my wrx and all i do is wash the endtanks and a little bit of the actually fins very lightly. Then to clear all the little crap out every so often I take some needle nose plyers and just go along the intercooler picking out crap that gets stuck in the fins (bugs, little rocks, etc...)
     
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    :nono: those are not like normal radiators which can stand that, mine at least is very very delicate and high pressure water would fuck it up. I also use the needle nose plyers trick on my IC. :)
     

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