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    Question 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.....

    Thanks!
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by camar0 View Post
    something made me check the oil and it was milkly... sigh...


    IC is the least of your worries if its milky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidoochris View Post
    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

    I actually do not ride in salt water..... this ski is running an x charger.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by camar0 View Post
    something made me check the oil and it was milkly... sigh...


    IC is the least of your worries if its milky...
    it was somewhat milky, not white..... going to change oil filter to see how bad that is and start the process of oil cycling to flush the rest of the water out....

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    you also want to do a boil out per the shop manual

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    Buy Fizzle's ic. He sells a great product and stands behind his stuff.

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    Blown head gasket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidoochris View Post
    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
    +1 IMO eBay intercooler are pretty I've been running one for about 3 summers and I ride in salt water

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2jim View Post
    Buy Fizzle's ic. He sells a great product and stands behind his stuff.


    yea i talked to fizzle and got one of his IC's

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