2009-2013 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Blower lid removal, who done it? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2013; I'm considering removing my blower lid to clean the intercooler when I install my catch cans. Can anyone who has ...
Automobile(s): 2013 CTS-V Wagon, Glacier Blue, Red Brembos, SB wheels
Blower lid removal, who done it?
I'm considering removing my blower lid to clean the intercooler when I install my catch cans. Can anyone who has done this post some pointers? Do I need to replace gaskets, drain coolant, etc? If its tricky or time consuming ill probably skip it. I'm hoping its just removing 16 bolts and lifting it up.
It's no big deal you don't need to drain the coolant . Your going to find oil up in the pockets don't sweat it dust soak it up . I think a little oil is ok just for lubing the rotors . but too much can and will cause detonation .
Pretty simple. My internal gasket expanded a bit when I removed it. I let it sit in the freezer for about an hour before re installation and it sat in there much easier. Sometimes the gasket wants to pop out of it's groove.
I took the intercooler off to clean it. It was LOADED with crud.
So did you disconnect the coolant lines or clean it with them connected? That's the only part that has me less than excited about the cleaning.
Also, what cleaning agent did you guys use? Having trouble finding something that works AND is aluminum safe.
Yes, disconnected the coolant lines and unbolted the intercooler from the lid. I used Simple Green. Sprayed it with a garden hose covered it in simple green and let it sit for 5 minutes repeated a bunch of times until water ran clean through the fins. Simple green will tarnish aluminum if you let it sit too long or let it dry.