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Old 07-08-2014, 09:20 PM
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oil in the intercooler

so my turbo blew a seal and i caught it in time to repair it but i do have oil in my intercooler. what are some suggestions on how to clean it out?
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I take mine to my engine machine shop and have him boil it in his vat.
I have seen others post that they wash through it with a pressure washer. Not real keen on that myself.
Caution engine vats get real dirty sometimes so you may want to flush real good with a water hose after.
Few radiator shops have boiling vats anymore. The last one in my area got rid of his vat 2 years ago.
I built my own vat but I had a shop so it was worth it to me.

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What I did in a similar situation, I bought one of those throw away cement mixer tubs, because of it's liquid volumn capacity. I bought a pump and a heating element and pumped heated purple power through the enclosed system.

The down side is that it took hours and hours to get clean and I did have about 80 gallons of oilly water to dispose of properly, but it did do the job.

cement mix tub: Maccourt ST3608 Black Plastic Utility Tub 36x24x8in.
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What I did in a similar situation, I bought one of those throw away cement mixer tubs, because of it's liquid volumn capacity. I bought a pump and a heating element and pumped heated purple power through the enclosed system.

The down side is that it took hours and hours to get clean and I did have about 80 gallons of oilly water to dispose of properly, but it did do the job.

cement mix tub: Maccourt ST3608 Black Plastic Utility Tub 36x24x8in.
That's actually not a bad idea. Especially for someone like myself that dosnt have a local place to take it. But were to get rid of that much crud?
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That's actually not a bad idea. Especially for someone like myself that dosnt have a local place to take it. But were to get rid of that much crud?
What I would do is dump it into a 4-5 5 gallon buckets and let it sit for a day or two. The oil should rise right to the top and you can skim it off. You then might only end up with a quart or two of crud and the rest would for the most part be water and purple power cleaner. Then just toss the smaller container of skimmed crud into the garbage in a sealed container.

I have it easy because I have a hazardous disposal facility just up the road from me.
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