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    what should i use to clean my intercooler tubes

    I have 02 with aftermarket intercooler tubes. There is this oil gunck that builds up. From what i have read its the engines blowby gases that contain oil and when it goes through the turbo it tuns to this black oil stuff that is hard to get rid of. My fear is that my turbo is gone but i do have good boost pressure so i dont think that by turbo is bad. I also think there is some in my TMIC.

    So what can i use to clean this crap out. I need something that will be safe for the tubes and TMIC.

    Thanks,

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    I've just used gasoline, but there are safer alternatives out there.

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    Try some SeaFoam I've only heard good things about it.
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    I thought about gasoline but i was concerned about it damaging the intercooler and other parts.

    Who makes SeaFoam where do i get it?

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    SeaFoam is the company, they make a variety of products.
    http://www.seafoamsales.com/

    I was thinking of the Deep Creep product, http://www.seafoamsales.com/deepCreepConsumer.htm.
    It's used to clean pipes, carbs, etc.

    You can find it at Advanced Auto Parts. If not click the Buy link on their web page and it will list all the places you can find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldave303 View Post
    I thought about gasoline but i was concerned about it damaging the intercooler and other parts.

    Who makes SeaFoam where do i get it?
    It wont damage your intercooler, in fact I'd be more concerned with other solvents capable of leaving a film or pitting surfaces on your IC.

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