Thread: Intercooler advice needed!
09-04-2012, 08:29 AM #1
Intercooler advice needed!
I need a new intercooler and looking currently at options
I originally bought an intercooler about 4 years ago which the person said it was an XS intercooler... who knows...
i went for a ride this weekend and ski started chugging and cut out 2x.... i new i just put in new gas and plugs... (this ski was not run in awhile)
something made me check the oil and it was milkly... sigh...
once i got home, i assumed the IC was leaking and it sure was... and it was BAD... prob had half of it full of water...
The core i have measured 10" L x 4.5" W x 4.5" H
so i have to replace this thing but the questions i have are:
1) how long do IC cores normally last?
2) is there really any difference from the aluminum IC cores you can get on ebay which look like an XS (around $100) vs the high end ones like RIVA, fizzle, etc ($600+)... ? i am not worried about minor differences because i do not race, so i am taking about quality.....
Last edited by camar0; 09-04-2012 at 09:42 AM.
09-04-2012, 04:50 PM #2
how often do you flush out the salt water?
the salt will eat up any raw Aluminum intercooler
the stock SC does not make big heat so IMO 4years for a chinese intercooler is money well spent
because a $600 riva could also be junk after 4 years
the intercooler tanks are thick but in core is very thin so keep the intercoolers flushed
09-04-2012, 05:42 PM #3
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09-06-2012, 07:38 AM #4
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09-06-2012, 08:48 AM #6
you also want to do a boil out per the shop manual
09-06-2012, 09:02 AM #7
Buy Fizzle's ic. He sells a great product and stands behind his stuff.
09-06-2012, 08:20 PM #8
Blown head gasket?
09-06-2012, 08:53 PM #9
09-07-2012, 07:50 AM #10
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