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    Intercooler Cleaning

    So looking for "another set of eyes on this thought"
    Looking to CLEAN the intercooler on a 2018 GTX Limited 300.
    Thought here is make a hose connection to the input and output of the intercooler with caps and pump a mixture of water and degreaser solution thought the unit while still in the ski.
    Can I get all the solution out after flushing it this way? Blow compressed air through it? Let sit open for a few days with fan? etc....

    Not looking for the just put it out or install a catch can and be down with it responds.

    Thanks in advance for your time and insight/thoughts

    Doug


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    Are you looking to clean the air section or the water section?

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    I poured gasoline in mine last season and then ran a garden hose to flush out the gunk. It was very light since I have a catch can and ride in fairly clean fresh water.
    Whole job took 15 minutes (10 minutes to let the gas work).

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    Quote Originally Posted by guybb3 View Post
    Are you looking to clean the air section or the water section?
    Looking to clean the Air section for any oil removal.

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    That's exactly how I do it with a fuel transfer pump, in a drum cut in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 711jrp View Post
    That's exactly how I do it with a fuel transfer pump, in a drum cut in half.
    You lost me on the drum cut in half visual. You have a picture of your design? Do you seal the inlet and outlet and fill the intercooler with solution or just spray and siphon out the other side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prowler1k View Post
    I poured gasoline in mine last season and then ran a garden hose to flush out the gunk. It was very light since I have a catch can and ride in fairly clean fresh water.
    Whole job took 15 minutes (10 minutes to let the gas work).
    I would NEVER use gasoline to clean something. It's a good way to blow something up, or worse, burn yourself.

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    Huh? Burn myself with gasoline in a driveway with just an Intercooler nearby. I suppose anything is possible. Thanks for the consideration. Cheers

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    I have pulled mine out, filled with GASOLINE, let them sit a day, pour out the GASOLINE, then flush with water for about 15 minutes, then let air dry for 3-4 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougrkyle View Post
    You lost me on the drum cut in half visual. You have a picture of your design? Do you seal the inlet and outlet and fill the intercooler with solution or just spray and siphon out the other side?
    like this.an artist I am not
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