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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Blower lid removal, who done it? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I'm considering removing my blower lid to clean the intercooler when I install my catch cans. Can anyone who has ...
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    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.

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    Re: Blower lid removal, who done it?

    Never done it but do you have the tech manual with the torque specs and the bolt pattern to put it all back together????

    I posted pics of this a long time ago and I can't find it right now.

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    Re: Blower lid removal, who done it?

    Found a nice link with a step by step guide:

    http://www.cadillacowners.com/forum/show...eresting-finds

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    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 .

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    Re: Blower lid removal, who done it?

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    Found a nice link with a step by step guide:


    www.ctsv owners.com/forum/showthread.php/2792-Dual-catch-can-thread-as-promised-install-and-very-interesting-finds
    This site has an identity inferiority complex and automatically parses out any URL from the "other" site. Copy and paste without the space for an actual link.

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    Re: Blower lid removal, who done it?

    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.

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    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.

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    Re: Blower lid removal, who done it?

    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    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.

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    Re: Blower lid removal, who done it?

    Make sure you locktite the intercooler brick bolts when you reinstall them. I lost my motor when one of the bolts backed out and fell in to #6 cylinder (kaboom!). I ended up safety wiring mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingv
    Make sure you locktite the intercooler brick bolts when you reinstall them. I lost my motor when one of the bolts backed out and fell in to #6 cylinder (kaboom!). I ended up safety wiring mine.
    Oh man...

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