Author Topic: Intercooler removal  (Read 562 times)

April 03, 2017, 07:08:34 AM
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thebus

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I spent most of my weekend on the forester, cleaning and fixing bits.
I removed wheel arches, side skirts, wiper and the plastic bit and intercooler shroud. All nice and clean
Everything was easy to remove once you figure out how the clips work.

I left the IC for last. Simple, 2 bolts, 3 clamps and a few pipes.
I could not get that blerry part off the car. Is there a trick to getting the pipe coming from turbo off?
Must clean this...



« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 07:20:59 AM by thebus »
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April 03, 2017, 07:34:03 AM
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sav

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Stock plastic hose? Heat it up with a hair dryer.
2007 XT Premium Sportshift (Decat, VF48 @ 1.2 bar, STi TMIC, Chett tjooned, BBK, coilovers, etc etc eish!)

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April 03, 2017, 07:58:02 AM
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thebus

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Will that not fatigue the plastic?
Im not sure if its stuck on or im just not wiggling it right.
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April 03, 2017, 08:02:27 AM
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Will that not fatigue the plastic?
Im not sure if its stuck on or im just not wiggling it right.
You're going to battle getting it back on even if you do get it off - best to get a silicone Y pipe upgrade while you're at it. Those plastic things are more than 10 years old already.
2007 XT Premium Sportshift (Decat, VF48 @ 1.2 bar, STi TMIC, Chett tjooned, BBK, coilovers, etc etc eish!)

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April 03, 2017, 12:14:22 PM
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Manfred

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What XT do you have Thebus, SG or SH?
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April 03, 2017, 12:15:20 PM
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Manfred

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And what is that on the IC, oil?
Pretoria

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2013 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost (Turbo Triple)

April 03, 2017, 01:06:22 PM
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thebus

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SG, Its the reason I am going to put a oil catch can in.
Im just doing my research as its not clear what pipes need to be done. Some people do 2 cans and 4 pipes, other do 1 can and 3 pipes.
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April 03, 2017, 01:14:47 PM
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SG, Its the reason I am going to put a oil catch can in.
Im just doing my research as its not clear what pipes need to be done. Some people do 2 cans and 4 pipes, other do 1 can and 3 pipes.

There is a lot of confusion out there and what works for some on track won't work for others on the road.
For me the most important one is filtering the air from the crank case. That's one OCC.

If you really want you could fit a 2nd one on the heads.
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