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I have a FMIC and don't have an oil catch can incorporated into my set-up and wanted to solicit opinions on how best clean to clean the oil that can accumulate in the FMIC.
 

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You could pressure wash the inside with degreasing dish detergent or just put it on its side and let it drain over a few hours.<p>Unfortunately, they both require removing the IC from the car.
 

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Meh... Removing the front bumper...10min. Removing the FMIC maybe another 10-15, not to bad I guess. I'll just leave it out on the sun to dry all day after I wash it out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I was actually considering cleaning mine out (and just might at some point - I had actually started a post on this, didn't you search? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ), but realized that there will always be some blow-by. Unless it's MASSIVE amounts of oil, there is really nothing you can do about it. The fact that the oil decreases the heat transfer is major suckage, but it's an unfortunate reality <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was actually considering cleaning mine out (and just might at some point - I had actually started a post on this, didn't you search? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ), but realized that there will always be some blow-by. Unless it's MASSIVE amounts of oil, there is really nothing you can do about it. The fact that the oil decreases the heat transfer is major suckage, but it's an unfortunate reality <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Remove IC, use gasoline , swish it around in there, and dump it out.<p>Repeat a few times.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Remove IC, use gasoline , swish it around in there, and dump it out.<p>Repeat a few times.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Gas is a tad dangerous, diesel is safer and you would get the same results.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Gas is a tad dangerous, diesel is safer and you would get the same results. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes diesel is safer. But gasoline smells better.
 

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I prefer dry erase markers...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I prefer dry erase markers...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Brakekleen or parts wash tops them all.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Brakekleen or parts wash tops them all.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ohhh I forgot that one, good call.
 

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Re: What's the best way to clean oil out of the FMIC?? (Helmut Ranff)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Helmut Ranff</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dingo urine </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Helmut, I thought you would say something more along the lines of "Watered down elephant dung!" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What's the best way to clean oil out of the FMIC?? (MightyQ)

....<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MightyQ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Helmut, I thought you would say something more along the lines of "Watered down elephant dung!" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>wtf is wrong with you.<p>Its elephant diarreah.<p>Dung would get stuck in your FMIC.<p>Duh.
 

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Re: What's the best way to clean oil out of the FMIC?? (chinaonnitrous1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">....<p>wtf is wrong with you.<p>Its elephant diarreah.<p>Dung would get stuck in your FMIC.<p>Duh.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>GROSS.<br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e291/skot53/gifs/3201028817_c13fe3573a_o.gif" BORDER="0"><p>New fish here. Could someone direct me to a good DIY for front bumper removal?<p>edit- Never mind! Thanks to the awesome search function I found the answer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>To remove the front bumper:<p>1. Remove headlight wiper arms<br>2. Remove the left and right trim strips, using a plastic tool to pry out the plastic trim from the side of the bumper working forwards to the front.<br>3. Remove the screw under each trim. Use a 13mm long socket.<br>4. Remove the 6 clips on the upper side of the casing (depress the centre stud on the clips to remove)<br>5. Remove the 2 clips on the underneath of the bumper near the sides.<br>6. Between the bumper and the tire, looking forward, inside the wheel arch where the bumper is, there is a screw located there... Slacken off the 1 screw leaving it held in place by 3 threads. Press in the screw so that the screw head bottoms out and the slide mounting releases.<br>7. Separate the connector for the fog lamp. Repeat 6 and 7 for the other side.
 
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