How to clean out coolant Charger canister

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD MUSTANG
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I put 50/50 antifreeze in my saving coolant charger canister and I think it uses oil. How to clean it out and add oil?

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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 6:09 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I am not familiar with this part (coolant charger canister). Can you maybe take a picture of what you are referring too or do you know another name for it?
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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I added 50/50 coolant I think it takes oil.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Oh. That is certainly different than a 2006 Mustang as it said in the header.

That is your air to water intercooler. This takes coolant. In fact it should be more of an 80/20 mix of water and coolant however, you will not hurt it by using 50/50. You should be good to go. Nice car!
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 7:59 PM
Tiny
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I see white residue around the top and it is oily.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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Okay. Can you get a picture of that as well? Clearly this is normally oil and coolant mixed but the cap is clearly marked inter-cooler and you don't add oil to an inter-cooler. The purpose of the inter-cooler is remove the heat from the air as it enters the engine. Cooler air has a higher density which means more oxygen and more oxygen means more fuel. More fuel means more power.

If you put oil in the inter-cooler it would not remove the heat and it would clog the heat exchanger.

If there is oil in the inter-cooler system, it was either put in there, or you possible have a leak in the engine portion which in theory could allow oil in the system. However, this is a sealed and separate system. See the attached diagram. Have you had to add coolant frequently?
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Saturday, August 17th, 2019 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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They have oil for the intercooler. I don't know if mines does
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Saturday, August 17th, 2019 AT 5:34 PM
Tiny
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Are you saying that some inter-coolers require oil? I have never seen any of these so that would be a new one on me. Take a look at the attachments. First one explains why there may be some oil in the inter-cooler. Second one is a picture of your cap. This symbol that I circled is a water to air symbol, so it does not take oil.

I am not sure where you are getting the information from that you would put oil in the intercollegiate but to my knowledge this is incorrect.
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Saturday, August 17th, 2019 AT 6:45 PM

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