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Old 12-03-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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My intercooler piping is god damn dirty! Its being coated with oil residue and i would guess the same for the core. Any solutions and advice to clear up the mess?
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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Brake cleaner works alright but you can't really spray it in the core very well.

You could always go get about a gallon of Kerosene, plug one end of the intercooler, and fill it full. Let it set for a few hours, dump it out, and then rinse it out with water very thoroughly. Then I would get a nice catch can setup.
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WD40 ,you can never go wrong with WD40
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Mineral spirits (paint thinner) works best for me. Wear gloves.
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WD40 ,you can never go wrong with WD40


you have GOT to be kidding

leave the wd-40 alone
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My intercooler piping is god damn dirty! Its being coated with oil residue and i would guess the same for the core. Any solutions and advice to clear up the mess?
gasoline in the core--use what ya drain out in the lawnmower....and for the hoses....some naptha(lighter fluid) maybe or mineral spirits
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #7
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can i use those alcohol available in stationery shops?
Petrol seems god damn wasteful to me....anyway. how long does the core and pipes need to be soaked?
How about TB?
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Pretty much any solvent will work. Some may work better than others.

How much is the alcohol at a stationery shop?

Your gasoline (petrol) is probably about $1.25 in USD per liter (I don't know the currency conversion). I'm sure a liter of that alcohol costs more than that.
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hmmm. alright, i'll give the petrol a try! Shell 95!
For how long? Any downside or things i need to take note off? Does it strip coatings?
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