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Old 04-20-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question cleaning the intercooler.....

Mine is an '01 CC DRW. I'm getting ready to do the CCV. I started to wonder about oil in the intercooler, and decided to tap other brains on the best way to clean it out. Is is even necessary? The truck has 61,000 miles on it. This all started with the installation of a real deal Tymar. I found small puddles of oil. I know the CCV mod will fix that, but what about the intercooler?
 
Old 04-20-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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You can try cleaning it, but you'll be lucky if you get more than a teaspoon of oil out of it.

Basically it's not worth the effort to try and clean it out, unless you just want to get rid of all the oil in the CAC system quickly.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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What if you just run a water meth kit and inject it pre intercooler?

I'm thinking of doing that with my Dodge. I know the intercooler is filthy from sucking in oil from a KDP failure that I babied for 10,000 miles....

I was gonna do a water meth kit to clean out the intercooler, twin turbo piping and all that jazz.. Plus lower EGT's or more power depending on the mixture is a plus

Think it'll work?

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To the OP - pop it out, fill it with simple green or something similar and let it sit over night. Drain it, flush it with tons of water, run compressed air through it and replace. You'll have all of the oil out of the system and the boots will remain cleaner for much longer.


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What if you just run a water meth kit and inject it pre intercooler?

I'm thinking of doing that with my Dodge. I know the intercooler is filthy from sucking in oil from a KDP failure that I babied for 10,000 miles....

I was gonna do a water meth kit to clean out the intercooler, twin turbo piping and all that jazz.. Plus lower EGT's or more power depending on the mixture is a plus

Think it'll work?

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Water doesn't break down oil or remove it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #5
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To the OP - pop it out, fill it with simple green or something similar and let it sit over night. Drain it, flush it with tons of water, run compressed air through it and replace. You'll have all of the oil out of the system and the boots will remain cleaner for much longer.




Water doesn't break down oil or remove it.
Meth?

I'd figure it could.. ?

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Old 04-22-2009, 12:25 AM   #6
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you start talking about meth here in sand moutain alabama and they cops will put you in jail, that chit is so bad here there are people breaking into chruches just so they can get another hit ours got broke into twice now first time just trashed the place second time gottem in jail few other memebers were driven by seen a car and blocked them in cops came busted them
 
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sorry got off track
 
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lol, yeah.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:47 PM   #9
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thanx for the feedback, guys. I think I'll just replace the boots and see what happens. Unless a friend comes through with the free 6.0 cooler. He's going with a Banks and said I could just have it!
 
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If you have an early 01 with aluminum end tanks, skip the 6.0 cooler and sell it. If you have plastic end tanks then do the swap it won't matter.
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