MINI Cooper S R53 Intercooler DegreaseWritten on 20 May 2019 by R Hill
As part of my engine rebuild I'm cleaning up every part that's come off the car before it goes back on. Tonight was the turn of the MINI Cooper S R53 stock intercooler. It's amazing and disgusting just how much gunk comes out of it! First I soaked in Gunk Ultra and rubbed down with a brass toothbrush. Many of the fins are already quite bent, looking at images of others this appears quite common and I will make some attempt to straighten those up. I then washed in warm soapy water and then rinsed thoroughly with clean water.