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Oil intercooler fixed

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I want t share with you a fix a i did to my car and has been working well since 75k.

The radiator had few small holes, this casued by the friction with the plastic air scoop.

First step, add a solvent to clean it inside and outside of the radiator and with a hose I poured lots of water to make sure no thiner residues remained inside the radiator.

Second step was to examinate with a magnifying glass the part that was in contact with the scoop, and found a couple of very small holes.

Third step, use a small file to clean the area where the glue will be applied, and apply the glue.

Fourth, since the radiator now is bumpy, I had to use a bigger file on the scoop to make rooom for the radiator to fit properly.

Fifth, also removed the EGR. It had lots of carbon, so I used a solvent again to clean it. The air passage was 80% blocked.

Sixth: Replaced the gasket that goes on the hose between the turbo and the air filter, and also the EGR metal gasket.

Result: Saved a lot of money (Spent less than 30 CAD), no more oil drips and my car is running great and still more economical in gas. I just checked under the car and the engine is clean and neat.

This is my two cents contribution. See the attached pictures.

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