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Old 01-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning the inside of an intake manifold.

I got a tgv-less JDM V7 intake manifold from a friend, and was planning on PnPing it. I wanted to clean all of the oil and gunk out of it before hand, so any metal shavings that did get past the rags wouldn't instantly get stuck in the oil and be an even bigger pain in the ass to clean in the end.

So would what be a good, safe way of cleaning the inside of the manifold? It's off the car, and is stripped bare of the TB, fuel lines, etc. Can I spray a hose through it? Simple green? I would just soak the thing in a big bucket, but I don't know what will hurt the wrinkle red finish and what wont? Any ideas would be great, thanks guys!
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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APC and a Pipe brush.
What is APC?
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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What is APC?
All purpose cleaner
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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don't use simple green on aluminum.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:34 AM   #8
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The instructions on my COBB SF Intake say to specifically NOT use a pressure washer. They recommend using a normal garden hose instead and letting the filter air dry.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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Pay your machinist 20 clams to hot tank it. The guy that said don't use simple green on aluminum...wtf?

If you were cleaning wheels here you might have an issue with polish or something, but this is an intake manifold lol.

I love purple power, it melts grime right off. Pretty much any degreaser. The dishwasher was also a good idea, soak it then toss it in.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #10
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Simple green will not hurt the aluminum, so long as its used properly and not allowed to dry. And if need be simply dilute it.

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The instructions on my COBB SF Intake say to specifically NOT use a pressure washer. They recommend using a normal garden hose instead and letting the filter air dry.
I do believe that you sir, are confused....

Read the OP, its the manifold he is talking about. Not the air intake.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:58 PM   #11
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