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    turbo pull and fmic inside clean help

    What can I use to clean the inside of my.fmic? I blew a turbo and have oil inside the turbo-side ic pipes but not the throttlebody side. Ideas?

    Also, do I have to pull the radiator to pull the front turbo?

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    Acetone is probably the best option to clean the inside of the fmic.

    You do not need to pull the radiator, but it's worth the extra 20 minutes of work to be sure you don't poke a hole in it. I always pulled it because it gave me more room for my gigantic hands.
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    Find a capable radiator repair shop to clean the IC. It is essentially an air to air radiator which has become oil contaminated on one side. Detergent/mechanical flushing, IMHO, is the ONLY way to get the oil out. Then problem with acetone and other chemical dissolvers is you need to keep the oil dissolved until you can mechanically remove the acetone/oil mixture. Detergents/degreasers simply work better and allow much less complicated final rinse methods. Just my 1.5 cents worth.

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyCow View Post
    What can I use to clean the inside of my.fmic? I blew a turbo and have oil inside the turbo-side ic pipes but not the throttlebody side. Ideas?

    Also, do I have to pull the radiator to pull the front turbo?

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    what about taking it to a powder coater and have the bake it and burn it all out. just a stab in the dark but who knows.
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    im pretty sure some gas or puple power can clean it out pretty well.

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    +1 on gas (let it soak) cause you can get it easy, but acetone will do a great job too!

    Just soak it for a little while (couple of minutes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaadVR4 View Post
    Find a capable radiator repair shop to clean the IC. It is essentially an air to air radiator which has become oil contaminated on one side. Detergent/mechanical flushing, IMHO, is the ONLY way to get the oil out. Then problem with acetone and other chemical dissolvers is you need to keep the oil dissolved until you can mechanically remove the acetone/oil mixture. Detergents/degreasers simply work better and allow much less complicated final rinse methods. Just my 1.5 cents worth.
    This is a good idea. They should do it pretty cheap.

    +1 on the radiator removal. Definitely worth it! I've had turbos in and out a bunch of times. lol

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    I never thought about the radiator shop, but that's definitely a good idea.

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