RE. intercooler seepage

Jim Green jeg1976 at
Sun Mar 3 09:57:55 EST 2002

--- Ben Swann <bswann at> wrote:
> [I recall seeing some posts about resealing an
> intercooler that has signs
> of
> oil leaking around it, but I'm not comfortable with
> taking apart my IC
> unless I have a good idea what to do.My IC has a
> little oil at the inner
> bottom right hand corner (viewed from under car). Do
> I need to get new
> gaskets? I've never had the IC off nor seen the
> inside of one.
> Thanks,
> Jason
> '86 5ktq]
> Peel back the tabs holding the side on.  Remove the
> side.  Remove the
> rubber seal and clean everything thouroughly with
> Isopropyl alcohol.
> Use aviation/marine or permatex gasket sealant.  The
> kind that stays liquid
> - black gooey stuff that you brush on.  Apply goo
> liberally to seal and all
> seal surfaces.
> Refit carefully, being sure gasket stays put while
> replacing the end cap.
> Fold the tabs back down evenly and uniformly - same
> principal as torquing
> down a head gasket.
> Then hammer the tabs down even tighter to reform the
> original clamping.
> Strap the intercooler for good measure - long hose
> clamps are good.  I have
> some stainless steel clamps - 2 - 24" If you can't
> locate them.
> Ben

I found these DIY straps that come with a bunch of
metal strap, then you snap in the screw clamps and cut
them to the size you need.

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