Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: The Mighty Midwest
How do you clean an intake manifold correctly? I know that the final step should be to hot tank it followed by a good hosedown with hot water, but before this step I have to take the heat shield off first. There are several rivits that have to come out so that the cleaning solution can get to all the crud baked in underneath. I had this problem before and ended up having to chisel off the heads of all the rivits and then drilling the remaining rivits out of each hole. Once the heat shield was off and the intake "cleaned", I never could get the heat shield back on correctly. I was so afraid of cracking it that I eventually would up having to replace it (the whole manifold). How do you remove the heat shield correctly, clean the intake manifold properly, and reinstall the heat shield without destroying it?
[ 09-11-2003, 04:34 AM: Message edited by: garfield ]
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