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intake manifold maintenance

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by eg6sir, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i purchased a b16a3 manifold the other day and i was wondering how to clean out the inside...its filthy black...should i just have it hot tanked?...or buy somethin to clean it out myself.. [​IMG]
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Have it hot tanked and save yourself the trouble. (although I read somewhere that you aren't supposed to hot-tank aluminum parts.. I suppose it depends on what chemicals they are using)

    I've done mine with warm soapy water and a bottle brush. Start by spraying it out with a can of carb cleaner to break up the carbon and the big chunks.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    That's some pretty good advice. I wouldn't worry about getting it squeeky clean. Just make sure to use some high-pressure water (like hose water from a nozzle) to completely rid the manifold of particles.
     
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    hey thanks guys...i'll try that...i was unsure about the hot tank...anyother suggestions..please post...
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    get it extrude honed/ported......or this is good
    QUOTE(phyregod @ Sep 27 2005, 03:26 PM) *

    I've done mine with warm soapy water and a bottle brush. Start by spraying it out with a can of carb cleaner to break up the carbon and the big chunks.
     
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    how hard is it to just take out the intake manifold, because it sounds like it's not really that hard to clean, so if i can make it "breath a little better" without spending money.. why not.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Because it'll cost you $40 in gaskets? Thats a good reason..
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    yea ...well i have it off already...i have to swap back to stock for referee...i got it cleaned...pretty easy..thanks..
     
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