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best way to clean and intercooler?
Keith Pellerito Offline
Senior Member
Just wondering what the best way to clean an intercooler. I got mine off the car thinking that it might be bad, I do not see any breaks in the seams or any flaws in the vents but it is covered with oil all over the bottom of it. I do not know if it is supposed to be like that but I would like to clean it ad see if that helps the car out at all. thanks
yeah it is fast, just a little slow getting back to the garage!🚓

Pete D Offline

I've heard of using mineral spirits to clean them out. Anything that desolves oil should help. maybe Simple Green;t=008952
[This message has been edited by Pete D (edited 09-14-2004).]
Pete Dunham


BCA Offline
Senior Member
The proper way to clean an intercooler is to have it sonic cleaned by a professional shop that has a sonic cleaner. This is the most efficient way of cleaning and is the same method that the big race teams use.

Of course it probably isn't cheap but I guess it depends on how clean you really want it to be.

C&R Racing in Indianapolis offers this service.


1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 7,860 built
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1971 Ranchero
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[This message has been edited by BCA (edited 09-15-2004).]
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power

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