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I just replaced my upper radiator hose and while doing so, I removed the boot on the turbo outlet. I looked inside and found a ton of carbon build-up. I did the CCV mod, but need to know the best way to clean the turbo and Charge Air Cooler, any sugestions?
 

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i am also wondering if the turbo can be cleaned? Anyone? The best way to keep it clean op is to delete the EGR.
 

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As far as the Charge Air Cooler:
1) I plan on leaving it in place
2) putting an adapter on the lower end with an air fitting and regulator
3) removing the outlet boot
3) filling it with a mixture of warm water and Cascade dish soap
4) once full, bubble it for a few hours

Anyone else do something similar?
 

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Here's the instructions from Ford on flushing the CAC.
I'd avoid dish soaps like Cascade, some of these are pretty harsh on aluminum.

Flushing
1. NOTICE:
Do not use a high-pressure power washer to clean the Charge Air Cooler (CAC) or damage to the CAC may occur.
NOTE:
Drain all contaminates such as coolant, fuel and oil prior to cleaning the CAC.
NOTE:
Thoroughly clean the joint clamp areas as well as the turbocharger connection, engine connection and the CAC connections, using metal brake parts
cleaner.
Lay the CAC flat with the inlet and outlet ports pointing up.
2. NOTE:
Plug or cap the CAC openings prior to agitating.
Add an appropriate amount of a commercially available detergent cleaner such as Simple Green® Pro HD, or equivalent, to the CAC. Follow the
manufacturer's directions for heavy cleaning. Fill the CAC to 40% of its volume with water.
3. Raise one end of the CAC and agitate it by hand for at least 5 minutes.
4. Raise the other end of the CAC and agitate it in the other direction by hand for at least 5 minutes.
5. Drain the CAC.
6. Flush the CAC thoroughly with clean water.
7. Repeat Steps 1 through 6 until no contaminates are found in the flushing water.
8. Allow the CAC to air dry.
9. NOTE:
A leak test must be performed prior to painting or installing the CAC.
Perform the Leak Test — Charge Air Cooler (CAC).
 

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any procedure for cleaning the turbo?
 
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