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Old Jan 12, 2018, 12:10 PM   #1
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so uhh, this isnt bad right?

So I know this guy, definitely not me. Lets call him Major Honey Bunches of Oats. Again, definitely not me. So this guy uses a power washer to get the salt off the Evo and in a moment of powerwashing bliss.. BOOM! This happens. Its not a big deal, right? I mean, its not like he blew the welds on his intake or damaged his standalone fuel management system right? What a noob.

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Old Jan 12, 2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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get a precision flat head screw driver and bend em back
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Old Jan 12, 2018, 12:31 PM   #3
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get a precision flat head screw driver and bend em back
Tried, but they were pretty badly smooshed. No real improvement.
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holy ****. I have pressure washed my car many times and never had that happen. was he trying to washing the paint off the car with that much pressure? LOL
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Nah those are just cooling fins.
Wont cause a boost leak.
The air travels through the bars
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Old Jan 12, 2018, 08:42 PM   #6
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holy ****. I have pressure washed my car many times and never had that happen. was he trying to washing the paint off the car with that much pressure? LOL
hahaha Me too! I can't believe I did that. I mean.. my friend...
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Nah those are just cooling fins.
Wont cause a boost leak.
The air travels through the bars
Awesome! Thank you for putting "my friends" mind at ease.
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Old Jan 13, 2018, 06:26 AM   #8
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Your friend got his hands on a very high pressure, pressure washer... I've pressure washed my intercoolers for the last decade and can't say I ever done or seen that
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Your friend got his hands on a very high pressure, pressure washer... I've pressure washed my intercoolers for the last decade and can't say I ever done or seen that
I barely hit the thing! I mean, "my friend" barely did.
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i usually hit the intercooler with simple green and just regular hose water pressure to clean it. The fins get bend all the time from crap from the road, like i said you can just bend em back, or if they are too mashed up you can pull that part of the fin off to let air pass through the core again.
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i usually hit the intercooler with simple green and just regular hose water pressure to clean it. The fins get bend all the time from crap from the road, like i said you can just bend em back, or if they are too mashed up you can pull that part of the fin off to let air pass through the core again.
Yeah, tried to bend them back but it really didn't work out too well. You think I'm better off removing those spots?
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i usually hit the intercooler with simple green and just regular hose water pressure to clean it. The fins get bend all the time from crap from the road, like i said you can just bend em back, or if they are too mashed up you can pull that part of the fin off to let air pass through the core again.
Be careful with Simple Green and Aluminum. If your let it dwell too long, it's very Alkaline and will corrode the Aluminum surface..
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Be careful with Simple Green and Aluminum. If your let it dwell too long, it's very Alkaline and will corrode the Aluminum surface..
thanks for the tip, i usually hit it and spray it off and have never had a problem. I can't say i have ever noticed any etching from using it, but i'll look into other products and see whats out there.
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Yeah, tried to bend them back but it really didn't work out too well. You think I'm better off removing those spots?
yah, if they are smashed air cant get through the core in those spots. Try bending them back, usually i start with a pick and end with the small flat screwdriver. They will either come back or break off on their own.
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