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Cleaning B16A3 Intake Manifold Tips NEEDED

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by CAFROG, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    I got a used B16A3 IM so I can attempt to BAR my car. I have a JDM B16A in it right now.
    The IM I bought it dirty and you can tell they took a flat head screwdriver to it in order to take the gasket off.

    I want to clean it. It came off a blown B16 and has shavings from the block in it plus all the grime from usage.
    I know you can use Brake Cleaner and I figured I would use that and bottle brushes to clean it out.
    Wondered if that was okay but I think I'm in the clear. I just dont want to leave contaminants inside the manifold.
    I know a rag can be bad b/c pieces of cloth can be left behind
     
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    carb cleaner, let it sit.. rinse it out.. may take a few times.. place runners facing down so no water can sit... let it dry
     
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    No Brushing, huh? That's easy then.
     
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    yea.. i just used carb cleaner w/ the little straw.. and it basically came off from the force of the carb spray
     
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    Did it once and let it sit. Then I rinsed it out. Still drying and it's damp outside. I'll do round 2 tomorrow.
     
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    Ready to go just waiting on the injector seal kit I bought. Got the IM clean, a Hondata IM gasket, the Evap Purge Solenoid and a TB gasket.
     
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    well my info isnt good now but next time you can use aircraft stripper.just make sure theres no plastic on the mani..
    its a great cleaner
     
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    diesel works great too! Just let it sit in a couple gallons of it and then rinse it with gas.
     
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    Got it cleaned out and on with a Hondata gasket. Now VTEC kicks in like crazy......yo! I almost crashed through a building when it hit mach 2 down shifting into 3rd. Getting a new sticker next week and that should shed 1/2 sec off my 1/4mile time.

    Thanks for all the help and advise.....yo
     
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