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    milky water/oil in intercooler

    I am still trying to find the problem with my intercooler. The first time I tested it it ran great 71 @ 8100 then after about a hour I droped to 7900-7950. I found a melted pipe so after i replaced that I went out Friday ( just missed you guys jerry I did meet and ride with GTXX) and the same results 7900-7950 so today I start looking again and take off the intercooler block off plate to seal it as I did not seal it when I instsalled it the first time and found the Milky stuff where the stock intercooler was does this mean my intercooler is leaking or what i know how the oil got there ( I now have a catch can) but the only way I think water can get in this place is the intercooler leaking

    so what do you guys think


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    There will be condensation in there i would preesure test it.What IC are you runing

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    if the water temps are cool enough and the IC core hot enough from the SC, the core will condensate quite a bit...PR...

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    I am running the Riva intercooler, i guess it could be condensation as a few weeks ago I was in some cold water

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    a few weeks ago it would have dried up by now... it gets condensation from the dif levels of heat exiting from the SC as it cools thru the core. The right combination of the 2 dif temps will make it sweat externally and internally. I`ve run mine on the trailer with the TB IC tube connected and couldn`t believe the amount of water blowing out of it...PR...

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    Scott, sorry i missed you!

    Its probably just condensation mixed with oil from before you had your catch can. An oily intercooler is not efficient so you would lose RPM's. Remove your intercooler and clean it with a solvent. I like to soak mine in gas to clean it

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    here are some pictures let me know what you think is this still condensation ?
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    so does this amount of oil and water look normal

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    Whoa! that is a lot of water. You need to be looking for a leak
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    thats what I thought I think the intercooler is the only thing that could be adding water to this area or am I wrong

    I was talking to GTXX Friday and he talked about removing the intercooler filling it with water then capping the water outlet hose then put air to the water inlet hose and look for bubbles, is this the best way to test for a leak and how much air pressure should I use OR do I call Riva (probably with your help Jerry) and ask them for a swap out like I said earlier this thing ran great when I first tested it and it has not performed that way since

    I need help on this riding time is getting short

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