Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Westlake Village, California
Solstice GXP Intercooler replacements
Hi Guys and Gals. About the Intercooler Replacement. I tried the local Chevy and Buick dealers, they both told me there were none available from the dealerships. Discontinued part. I tried 5 local parts stores including NAPA. No parts in stock…….discontinued part number. I tried the online guys including Wholesale GM Parts Online, RockAuto, Auto Parts Warehouse, etc. I tried the local junk yards, and had them search online……..nothing. I tried Craig’sList, ebay…..(there’s one listed for $695.00).
I contacted DMWorks…….they no longer carry an Intercooler for the GXP.
RPM Motorsports has one for $525.00 I can’t find any info as to difficulty of installation online.
Hahn has one for $700.00 but I don’t plan on doing any racing. Way more than I need.
Performance Autowerks had one for $550.00 It seems like the easiest install. May not need to remove the bumper cover, etc.
Dejon no longer make one for the GXP.
As far as I can tell, none of the aftermarkets are actually….bolt-on’ s. There is trimming to be done on the plastics, and mounting brackets need to be modified to fit properly.
There are a couple installation video’s on YouTube, but they are well equipped shops with experienced mechanics doing the work. And it ain’t exactly easy for them either……LOL.
The local dealers don’t want to work on cars more than 10 years old, and they don’t do mods.
I have had no luck finding any shops in my area, that are KAPPA experienced.
Who would I approach to try to repair the one I have ? It’s pretty crunched.
I don’t mean to sound like such a weiner. But I’m a 70 old guy with 5 back operations. But I love my ride and I’m not going to give it up. I’m probably going to have to find a way to do the work on this myself. But I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, either. I’ll be doing it in my garage with no lift, and limited equipment. I’m open to suggestions. So, if anyone has any recent Intercooler Experiences with say, the Performance Autowerks install and could give me their insights. I would greatly appreciate the advice. If anyone near me, in the Conejo Valley area of LA/Ventura County, California....that knows of a good mechanic....please give me a "heads up" !!!