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Old 10-12-2007, 08:40 PM
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intercooler cleaning help

I need a link to a good write up (w/pics and parts list) on removing and cleaning the intercooler on my '01 Lightning.
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I'd post a few links for you, but the website is temporarily down right now.

You won't need a parts list because in taking the S/C off to get to the IC, you won't be removing anything that needs replacing. Everything is reusable.

The gasket between SC and midplate is metal and can be reused.

The gasket between the midplate and lower intake manifold is metal and can be reused.

All the bolts are reusable in this area and dont need to be replaced.

DO NOT seperate the IC from the Midplate. Those bolts are torque to yield and cannot be reused, plus you will most likely damage the gasket because it's not metal.

There is no reason to seperate the IC from the midplate in order to clean the IC.

Send me your email, I have the instructions saved to a Word doc I'll send to you in a zipped file.

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Word doc has been sent.

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No problem.

When me and three of my L buddies got together one weekend and held an IC cleaning party, we'd presoak the IC with Easy Off oven cleaner first. Then we'd clean the IC with carb and brake cleaner and compressed air.

This was my IC before cleaning it.

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Back of the throttle body.

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Underside of S/C.

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Valley after IC has been removed.

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After its been cleaned.

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Stewart

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Great............Thx Stewart.

Now....I have to find a good week-end to have a cleanup party :-)
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I got mine off tonight ( not too bad at all). Mine is nowhere near as dirty as your was (suprising). I can't post pics but I'll send you some is you want.
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I got mine off tonight ( not too bad at all). Mine is nowhere near as dirty as your was (suprising). I can't post pics but I'll send you some is you want.
Thanks for the help
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Greg, I can host them for you if want. Or go to Photobucket.com and using their very user friendly interface, upload your pictures yourself and then post them here.

What year is yours? Mine was a '99 that I bought used with 72K miles on it.

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