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Old 06-13-2011, 02:19 PM
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Ok, removed the V3 manifold from the truck and am going to just clean the entire thing out. Obviously, purple power seems to eat away messy veggie crud, but probably not a good idea to soak the aluminum in it for any amount of time I take it?

What are you guys using to clean these out, those of you who have done so? I want to clean out all the passages of this manifold, remove everything from it and make sure everything is 100%. Going to attempt to design the cover for it at this time too, want everything to be nice and clean. Opinions/suggestions/comments welcome. Like to hear what you guys are doing or have done for cleaning the manifold and insides of manifold.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:01 PM
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Power purple will eat aluminum. In theory with the annodized manifold it would be protected from the effects of the PP. I used to completely dissasemble, scrub, and then flush with PP under pressure for about 15-20 minutes, rinse thouroughly with water, blow dry with air and let air dry overnight. reassemble, then reinstall.

Deffinately DO NOT let soak overnight in PP.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:56 PM
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Newbie here with a question...

How often do you guys clean the manifold?

What do you recommend once a year, twice a year?

I don't know anything about this stuff.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:09 PM
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If it is something that should be done, please do a wite-up.
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Use gasoline, Mike. When you take the plugs out and all the other naughty bits, just scrape off the poly, give them a good rubdown with gas, then put them back together. Take a picture first, so you know where to put everything back into. When you clean the orifice, remember it's brass, so be gentle with it. (That sentence has all sorts of potential for trouble...)
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When you clean the orifice, be gentle with it. (That sentence has all sorts of potential for trouble...)
ALWAYS be gental when cleaning your orifice...
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yes, be gently, but on a side note id buy a cover
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