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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:18 pm 
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i have a used intercooler and i want to give it a clean what would the best way clean it inside and outside.

i was think just to use carby cleaner on the inside and metal polish on the outside?

would this work?
will the carb cleaner get rid of the oil and dust inside it?
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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:40 pm 
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Inside I'd use laundry detergent..
After using carb cleaner, make sure you wash it out well..
I'd use laundry powder on inside and c/ cleaner on outside where it can be rinsed real good...
You don't want anything to corrode

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:50 pm 
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What about some degreaser for inside and out?
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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:20 pm 
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id say degreaser on the inside and wash it out real good, block off one end and fill it up then drain and repeat.

you want to make sure there is no metal or rocks or other crap in it or it may destroy somthing expensive.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:24 pm 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
Inside I'd use laundry detergent..
After using carb cleaner, make sure you wash it out well..
I'd use laundry powder on inside and c/ cleaner on outside where it can be rinsed real good...
You don't want anything to corrode
laundry detergent can corrode aluminum even if you rinse it well. apparently it oxidizes the alloy... so I was told!

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:44 am 
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Inside I'd use laundry detergent..
After using carb cleaner, make sure you wash it out well..
I'd use laundry powder on inside and c/ cleaner on outside where it can be rinsed real good...
You don't want anything to corrode
laundry detergent can corrode aluminum even if you rinse it well. apparently it oxidizes the alloy... so I was told!


So will carb cleaner and degreaser...
One tablespoon disolved in 5 litres of water won't hurt...

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:03 am 
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just use car shampoo & lots of hot water.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:05 am 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
Slick wrote:
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Inside I'd use laundry detergent..
After using carb cleaner, make sure you wash it out well..
I'd use laundry powder on inside and c/ cleaner on outside where it can be rinsed real good...
You don't want anything to corrode
laundry detergent can corrode aluminum even if you rinse it well. apparently it oxidizes the alloy... so I was told!


So will carb cleaner and degreaser...
One tablespoon disolved in 5 litres of water won't hurt...
your throttle body & rocker cover is made of alloy so carb cleaner & degreaser should work fine.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:25 am 
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Block up one end, and put some petrol in swirl it around and rinse it, you'll be amazed at what can come out sometimes.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:42 pm 
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hmm there are some conflicting answers.

maybe i should just get a radiator place to clean it out.

i had a look around and apperantly land rover sell a cleaner for intercoolers inside and out safe
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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:48 pm 
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Block up one end, use detergent diluted in water, swish it all around, empty it, do it a few times, then wash out thourly with normal water a few times, just to get the excess out. You shouldnt have a problem.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:35 pm 
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I couldn't look inside the radiator to see if it was as goopy as the water block. With much wider pipes and larger corners, it shouldn't have been, but I couldn't tell. From the outside, it looked as it did when new, except for a healthy fuzz of dust on the grille section.

I was still going to give it a darn good cleaning, though. With small input and output pipes, it'd be a pain to hook it up to a tap and give it a thorough blasting; the pump I was using, even running from more than 12 volts (which is not good for it) didn't have anything like enough power to shove significantly heavier than water crud around all of the corners and out.

So here's how to flush out a somewhat clogged radiator on the cheap, without using amazingly toxic solvents or pumping soapy water through it for days on end.

1) Make sure the radiator tubing's full of water.

2) Point the radiator's pipes at something you don't mind getting all wet. Since the Senfu radiator pipes are copper, it's easy to bend the smaller-diameter header pipes up a bit, for ease of access. And longer range.

3) Jam a butane (lighter gas) can with an appropriate nozzle on it onto one radiator connector. Push down.

4) Observe 20 foot jet of water created when butane flashes to vapour and pushes all of the water out of the radiator very quickly indeed.

Butane's not very good for you, but if you do this in a decently ventilated area without any ignition sources nearby, there's no cause for alarm. And lighter gas is cheap. The ejected water carried plenty of precipitate with it; a few repeats of the flushing procedure probably got the radiator tolerably clean.

You could also do this with an air compressor, of course, but most people don't have one.


I've always wanted to try that. From http://dansdata.com/burning.htm

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:14 pm 
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Yea just petrol, Kerro etc....
Being thin alloy you don't want anything too corrosive....
My Lexus 1UZ alloy block looks crap since cleaned with degreaser.. I guess it wasn't washed off properly???

 

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