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Old 01-20-2011, 11:50 AM
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Intake Manifold Cleaning

I just installed an EGR delete kit on my truck. Possibly the most painful 3 days of my life. Anyway, once I got the manifold off, I saw that the entire inside of the manifold was caked with soot, about an 1/8 inch in depth, this is including the ports that feed into the engine block. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew a way to clean the inside of the manifold without taking it apart again. I was under a time crunch and didn't have the necessary means to clean it thoroughly. The only thing I cleaned thoroughly was the ports themselves and ran some Brakekleen through the rest of it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:50 PM
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I took mine to the machine shop I use and had him stick it in his parts washer.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:40 PM
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you're not gonna get that crap out of there without taking it back off

if you have access to a pressure washer that would work.
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I had mine put in a nice sauna for a while... (steam bath) As you can see in the pic, it is VERY clean and ready to be put back on.

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I had mine put in a nice sauna for a while... (steam bath) As you can see in the pic, it is VERY clean and ready to be put back on.

While you have it off, have you thought about painting it? Might look cool.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:58 PM
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I had mine put in a nice sauna for a while... (steam bath) As you can see in the pic, it is VERY clean and ready to be put back on.

Ok, but whats it look like on the inside?
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:32 AM
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Ok, but whats it look like on the inside?
I didn't take any pics of the inside, but it was CLEAN... No more crud clinging to side of the air passages.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:15 AM
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there is a thread on this here somewhere. there is a great vid on youtube of some redneck cleaning his out with a torch. pieces the size of silver dollars come flying out. cant seem to find it though.
I have head of soaking it in water mixed with a gallon of castrol super clean.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:18 AM
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ahh, here it is, intake cleaning by Fred.

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Old 01-22-2011, 06:46 PM
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I wonder how well that worked
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