Cleaning intercooler on 1.9dci

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taffyhl
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Cleaning intercooler on 1.9dci

Postby taffyhl » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:21 pm

Cleaned out my intercooler with lots of petrol followed by a flush of water.

Used a hot air gun to help dry it out - blowing it through for a minute then pausing as it can get very hot. My assumption was the intercooler is all aluminium so this wouldn't do any harm BUT when I looked at buying a new one (CarParts4Less) it says they are made of Aluminium AND plastic...

There was a little bit of white smoke as I heated it, assumed this was the remnants of oil and petrol burning off, not plastic!! Certainly didn't smell very strong. :(

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Re: Cleaning intercooler on 1.9dci

Postby chewbacker » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:21 pm

Just put a new rad in mine today and there was no plastic on my intercooler. Might be cheaper ones have plastic ends on to reduce cost


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