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      09-17-2020, 08:22 AM   #1
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Cleaning intercoolers behind grills

Any suggestions on how to really clean out debris/leaves that collect behind the front grill? Iíve used a hose, long tweezers, and a make shift vacuum....but is there any suggestions on panels that are easy to remove for better access? Pics appreciated.
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      09-17-2020, 09:41 PM   #2
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Unfortunately bumper cover removal is the best way to really clean everything out. Not too bad to remove the bumper cover either.
I did this a while back- https://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1631681
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      09-18-2020, 02:45 PM   #3
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I've got this 8hp blower I use to dry my car off after washing. It works great and blows all the debris out!
https://www.amazon.com/Metro-MB-3CD-.../dp/B0002SPCGC
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      09-18-2020, 05:42 PM   #4
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Many users have jacked up their cars and dropped the radiators to clean out that area. This is the best way to ensure full clearance of debris.

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I've got this 8hp blower I use to dry my car off after washing. It works great and blows all the debris out!
https://www.amazon.com/Metro-MB-3CD-.../dp/B0002SPCGC
Nice, I have one of these and haven't thought about using it for this purpose. I'll give it a try next time.

The master blaster is great for interior seats and carpets as well blowing out all the embedded dirt.
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When you buy used you buy someone else's pile of shit.....

I put a Turner skid plate on and while i was there I decided to drop the cooler and clean out the crap. This is only part of what I collected at the first shake and sweep up and there was so much that it was deforming the fins on the cooler. it is so packed with gravel and dirt it will never come out..... that whole set up is a badly engineered trash collector
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