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Banks intercooler pressure test.

I bought a used banks intercooler and want to have it pressure tested. I figure I will take it to the local radiator shop to have it tested but have no idea what to tell them to test it at. Looking for advice so they don't blow it up.

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Phone Banks up and ask what they test it at instead of having some know it all give you the wrong information.


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As low as 5-10 psi will clearly show even the smallest of leaks.

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Both responses make sense.

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Personally, I would pressure test 5 lbs over what you intend on pushing for boost.

I.e. if your truck typically runs 32 lbs of boost, test at 37 lbs.

You won't balloon and rupture an aluminum radiator at 40 lbs of pressure so long as there are no defects


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I talked to a tech at Banks today and he recommended 40 psi.

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