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Re: Turbos and IC's
Best way to clean the intercooler I've found is to use a throttle body
cleaner or intake cleaner. Spray a lot into one end of the intercooler.
Next take 2 plastic bags (ziplock) and hold them over the openings. This
way you can shake your intercooler, working the cleaner into all the
grease and oil without making a big mess. Repeat with soap and water.
Repeat with water. Flush with water. I do this once a year on my turbo
cars. Clean all the rubber intake hoses while your at it.
One day I would like to install a catch can in the hose from the crankcase
breather to the intake track just to try and catch all the oil and prevent
it from coating the intake.
Note: Aluminum conducts heat much better than oil does. This improves
the efficiency of your intercooler.