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 Post subject: CLEANING SECOND HAND INTERCOOLER
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:30 am 
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I got my hands on a second hand Typhoon intercooler today. i want to clean the inside of it out to remove any oily buildups before it goes on the car.

whats the best way? i was thinking of just spraying a can of degreaser in at each end and just hosing it out. this shouldnt be a problem? or is there a better way?

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 Post subject: Re: CLEANING SECOND HAND INTERCOOLER
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:00 pm 
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cap off one end, put about 500mls of petrol in it cap off the other end swish it around for ten minutes, leave to sit for ten, swish around for another ten then pour it all out, and hey presto, one clean intercooler

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:37 pm 
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yep.. Petrol or kerro.. Degreaser can be alittle caustic...

 

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 Post subject: Re: CLEANING SECOND HAND INTERCOOLER
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:58 am 
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thanks for your help guys, ill have some kerro at home so ill be using that! i thought degreeser may have been slightly corrosive hence i asked the question, especially when thin aluminium fins are involved...

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:07 pm 
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How much did you pick up the cooler for? They are hard to get original ones.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:11 am 
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$200 plus postage, not too bad... its 50% taller than standard, has 12 passes instead of 8...

i cleaned it out last night with kerro, worked well, now its ready to be sprayed black!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:49 am 
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Dont spray it black :cry: . I painted my cooler chrome to look like a phoon cooler if you spray it black it will look boring like the black cooler already on the turbs. $200 is a good buy. Wish i can be in the right places at the right times. Goodluck.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:52 am 
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well i was thinking black because i have a black car with black wheels and black tints! i thought it might stick out too much... any opinions?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:57 am 
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Personally I'd leave it silver unless I was specifically trying to hide it from the jacks.
They don't stand out that much, if it was polished I'd say paint it.

When people look in their rear view mirror helps let them know its a T hahaha
I hate trying to guess if it's a N/A or T by looking at the front :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:04 am 
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i think you have swayed me towards spraying it silver! haha

although spooling up into power slides may give away the snail under the bonnet :twisted:

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:54 am 
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Leave it silver man it will make a black car look tuff.

 

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cool, im now spraying it silver! if i dont like it its not hard to change

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:59 am 
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isn't it already silver/chrome already?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:03 am 
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yeah they are silver from standard, im not sure if they came out painted or raw, but the one i have has been painted and needs a freshen up, i gave it a rub back last night, and ill be painting it tonight...

 

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If i knew how to post pics id show you mine painted silver/chrome. It looks awesome and my car is lightning strike silver. A black car will stand out more. Then you will see cars moving out of your way when you come up behind them :twisted:

 

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