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Intercooler flush

L90TD5

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The standard TD5 intercooler needs flushing after 46,000.

I bought an Allisport Intercooler....will it be 46k for that too?

Just wondering :rolleyes:

Cheers,

T
 
The standard TD5 intercooler needs flushing after 46,000.

I bought an Allisport Intercooler....will it be 46k for that too?

Just wondering :rolleyes:

Cheers,



Hi, what product do you use to flush an intercooler with? I'm sure the answer to your question is the same as a Std one. I'm sure that they need cleaning especially if you haver a EGR valve fitted from the factory. A sensible adea to remove if for that reason alone as it must attract soot etc thus reducing the effects of the intercooler ! I'm not a motor engineer...........anyone like to comment ?
 
Land Rovers intercooler flush is a biodegradable citrus based liquid. It smells really strongly of oranges but would probably make you very very ill:ill:

The only problem is it only comes in 5 litre containers(STC9178) and you only really need 1/2 litre to do the job. Its brilliant as a degreasant, I know a lot of the guys use in our workshop for that (either that or they are drinking it the amount I get through)
 
how do you go about doing this?? or is that a stupid question.....laso how do you make sure it dries out...I cant imagine submersing it in orange $hit and then firing up the turbo would be a good idea :eek:
 
1. Remove intercooler. See FUEL SYSTEM Td5,
Repair, Intercooler
2.
Flush intercooler element using Unicorn
Chemicals 'C' Solve following the manufaturers
instructions.
3. Thoroughly dry intercooler ensuring that no trace
of solvent remains in the element.
4. Refit intercooler. See FUEL SYSTEM Td5,
Repair, Intercooler; Refit
 
I gathered that was the case LOL :D but how do you make sure that the element is totally dry and there aint a little puddle of the stuff stuck in the intercooler :eek:
 
I've got a condenser tumble dryer..maybe stick it in that for an hour... or maybe the oven...make out to the missus she's getting and Orange sponge cake.... "look darling, I baked you an intercooler" :D:D
 
To dry mine out I taped a hair dryer to the one of the inlets and left it running on low setting for about 30mins. Watchout the intercooler will get very hot!

Don't tell the wife!
 
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