Installing an Intercooler

Author: Nationwide Autoparts   Date Posted:27 September 2017 

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How do I diagnose a faulty intercooler?

If your intercooler is faulty you may notice an oily residue surrounding it. If you rev the vehicle you may also hear a whooshing noise which would be the air escaping meaning there is a fault. A drop in power is also another obvious sign that your intercooler is faulty.

How do I replace an intercooler?

To view a basic guide as to how to remove an intercooler from your vehicle, simply view our Intercooler Installation Guide.

How do I select which intercooler matches my vehicle?

To select which intercooler matches your vehicle, simply search for your vehicles make and model using our user friendly searching navigation on our homepage. If you have any further questions you can contact our customer service team on 1300 529 723.



Intercooler Installation Guide

The following in a general guide to the removal and installation of an intercooler.

1. Firstly you will need to ensure you have the appropriate tools to remove and install your intercooler. You will need a socket wrench and sockets as well as a flat head screw driver.

2. Remove the bolts which hold the bypass valve on.

3. Use your flat head screw driver to unscrew the two bolts that hold the hose in place. Loosen these as much as possible.

4. Remove all hoses that are connected to the intercooler.

5. Unscrew the bolts which hold the intercooler to the frame.

6. Remove the intercooler being careful not to damage any other parts while you are moving it.

7. To install your new intercooler you can follow the above instructions but in reverse order.