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Old 03-08-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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cleaning m50 manifold

I just picked up a m50 intake manifold for my m52, gonna swap it in the spring time, the only issue i have is that looking inside it is really dirty, there is a very thin coating of oil inside, and since the manifold was sitting in a dirty spot there is a hole bunch of dust and dirt almost looks like sand that has stuck to the oil inside, what would be the best way to clean this out? i dont think its a good idea to install it like that but i also think just drenching it in water maybe using compressed air or a pressure washer wont do to much i need something to break the oil down in the walls, any suggestions of what i can do without damaging the manifold?? will try to put up some crappy cam pics as soon as i get a chance
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Air intake cleaner bought at your local garage or canadian tire will do it the fastest, you can also use break cleaner.
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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Spray it with SuperClean and wash it out. Its a heavyduty degreaser you can buy at Crappy Tire, Walmart, etc. Its a Purple spray bottle.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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thanks for the help guys: ) , these cleaners wont damage anything in the inside will they?
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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i wouldn't use brake cleaner, but no, you'll be fine.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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break cleaner will be fine if the lable says abs sensor safe i use break cleaner to clean most of the manifolds at the shop i work at.
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