Thread: Hole in intercooler
09-10-2011, 12:56 AM #1
Hole in intercooler
Hey guys, I was pulling my ski apart to get the charger out and i noticed this hole in my intercooler
I held a torch to it and it certainly goes all the way through. I would imagine this was hindering performance somewhat.
Is this a hard job to get welded up? Are am I going to have to buy a new one?
09-10-2011, 01:00 AM #2
intercooler looks pretty corroded, probably time for a new one.
If your going to repair it, make sure you pressure test the water side for leaks.
09-10-2011, 01:05 AM #3
09-10-2011, 01:05 AM #4
If the core is still good you can fix it.
There are some threads on how some have reienforced the OEM intercooler to keep them from expanding under pressure.
09-10-2011, 01:13 AM #5
Thanks for the advice fellas. I think I will try and get someone to fix it first up, if it is unsuccessful, looks like I am up for a new one. It is going to have to put up with 14psi pretty soon
How do I pressure test it? Is there a How-to for doing it?
Unrelated, but it is okay to put the charger back in without the top bolt yes? Im sure I remember reading this.... That bolt is a PITA
09-10-2011, 01:22 AM #6
switch to m6x35 hex heads
09-10-2011, 01:41 AM #7
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09-10-2011, 02:20 AM #8
09-10-2011, 09:07 AM #9
I give you 10 dollars towards a new one dont do it hommey 4 grand later on mine not worth repairing water in cylinder = hydrolock as Me how I know!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-10-2011, 09:59 AM #10
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