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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Defratos, Aug 27, 2006.
As the title says what's the best way of cleaning an intercooler? my sdmic looks a bit worn down
I'd say fire some warm water in a bucket with some Cif, grab a small wire brush & start scrubbing!
POWER JETWASH !
I tried a wire brush on mine and bent a few of the fins.
Guess a jet wash would be best.
humm, never thought of jet wash but sounds like a great Idea, cheers
Just don't go too mad I have heard of people damaging their radiators by geting too close
oh and an old plastic comb can be really useful to straighten those bent fins.
Just cut it down to a couple of inches.
id go with the jetwash.
i would bother trying to straighten the fins.
a jet wash with any power will bend all the fins , better to leave it dirty than trash the fins
I thought it might bend it a bit, but I thought not up close but a bit furter away from the fins so it's not so hard
A normal hosepipe is all you should use to prevent damage..
I suggest soaking it in detergent first to loosen up all the crud (Autoglym Motorcycle Cleaner for example) then hose it off from behind forcing all the crud out.
I wouldn't use anything more powerful than domestic water pressure.
Sound advice Ess, cheers