Thread: Cleaning factory RXP intercooler
12-05-2012, 11:12 AM #1
Cleaning factory RXP intercooler
I have been doing some reading on oil catch cans/breathers and am planning on purchasing one before the start of the riding season. But for the last 100hrs, my RXP with stock intercooler has been on the receiving end of all of the crankcase waste and who knows what else.
I am wondering if it is possible to clean the IC out without removing it?
Or even pumping in a chemical through the rinsing port in the pump area to clean out the water jacket from lake debris?
The machine is 100% fresh water, is it still recommended to flush it after each ride?
Thank you guys for the help!!!
12-05-2012, 01:27 PM #2
It depends on what year your ski is?
I have an 06 RXP and I was told you use a catch can when you remove the stock Air Intake set up, and the 06 RXP stock intercooler is easy to pull out, look for some info in the how to section,
12-05-2012, 01:36 PM #3
You could remove it very easily. On the front side of your engine closest to the gas tank you will see two black water hoses leading into what looks like a copper flange. That is you intercooler. It could clog with debris from the lake but would probably cause you to get an exhaust overheat temp code on the dash if it ever did. It more than likely has a bath of oil and junk all over the outside of it and you would need to remove it to get that stuff off. If you ski is mostly stock it probably won't change anything to do it or not but if you plan to mod further as it seems like you are...you are opening up the speed bug and you can't and probably won't stop there! If you do remove it there is a clamp around it that holds it to the intake manifold you need to remove and then just wiggle and pull. be careful...there is a rubber grommet on both ends of it to seal it to the manifold and if you pull it out make sure you have both or one will be in the intake. do not start ski if you do not remove and replace both when you are done!!! Have fun!
12-05-2012, 05:39 PM #4
But You have to remove it. I would anyway If I was Cleanning it. I would also take the time to pressure test it. You can ride with a pinhole for a longtime and never know.
12-05-2012, 06:46 PM #5
If you pull it out, cap it off and add external intercooler.
You already got your exhaust out of the way, might as well.
12-05-2012, 08:52 PM #6
12-05-2012, 10:04 PM #7
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12-06-2012, 07:14 AM #9
Yes, you are right...
I guess I am use to my customers all modding new hulls where the I/C sits on top of the pump tunnel.....Its been awhile since I have modded an old RXP, I wasnt thinking correctly
12-06-2012, 05:20 PM #10
I have the intake manifold loose but do I also need to remove the throttle body to free up the IC? I cant seem to wiggle it out...
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