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Old 06-01-2011, 06:11 PM
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Default Question about intake manifold

I know a little bit about engines but not a lot. I took my throttle body off to clean it the other day and while off I noticed that inside the intake manifold there was a bunch of sludge build up....first off, is this normal? Second, if it should be cleaned how do I get all that crap out safely??
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: Question about intake manifold

Use some carb cleaner and a soft rag. As for being normal, now many miles, and how much sludge? Got any pics?
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: Question about intake manifold

Don't have any pics as of yet I'll have to find the time to take it apart again to get some....however it has high miles . 188k
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Question about intake manifold

This is normal, your engine has a breather off of one of the valve covers that leads right back into your intake. Over time the vapor from the valve cover builds up the sludge. It doesn't really hurt anything that I know of just looks like crap. Carb cleaner and a soft rag will clean it up just fine.
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Is it hard to get off? Anything I should be weary of?
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Is it hard to get off? Anything I should be weary of?
It's not hard no. And don't drop anything in there lol It's a bitch to get out
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