Oven cleaner dissolves aluminum, and should not be used on aluminum except in very special cases. I had to take off the intake manifold to replace the hydraulic lifters and discovered the aluminum intake manifold was almost completely blocked with white crusty growth on both sides of the water ports at the thermostate. The intake manifold was originally the plastic piece from an M50 (the straight-6 used in the 1992-95 E36). Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Madnomad, Sep 20, 2012. You may be asking how you can restore the damage that has been done. The process starts with pallets upon pallets of aluminum ingots sourced from American suppliers. Sponsored … Daaan Proven Member. Best way to clean surface of intake manifold Home › Forums › Stay Dirty Lounge › Service and Repair Questions Answered Here › Best way to clean surface of intake manifold This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Garth 4 years, 2 months ago . 07-19-10 08:44 AM - Post# 1947640 I have an edelbrock alum intake manifold and want to paint it, but don't know what (if any) special prep or paint needs to be used. Does anyone know a good … Cleaning An Aluminum Intake Manifold. Cleaning aluminum intake manifold. Good morning all, Last night I received a new, (for me), OEM date coded correct Boss intake manifold from another Boss Registry member. Joined Aug 15, 2007. I have an old Edelbrock C4B that I am using on my '64 El Camino build. Cleaning the intake manifold. Thnanks! Cleaning aluminum heads and intake manifold Looking for advice as what is the best method to cleaning aluminum heads, intake manifold, and fuel rails. Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lono, Oct 17, 2010. I like the look of the satin finish but i hate how the pors suck up all the dirt in the air. Is this the best way? The exhaust manifold is basically a pipe that leads to a catalytic converter and, then, through the muffler to the exhaust pipe. intake manifold a manifold consisting of a pipe to carry fuel to each cylinder in an internal-combustion engine; In automotive engineering, an intake manifold or inlet manifold is the part of an engine that supplies the fuel/air mixture to the cylinders. I am trying to go period correct late '60s. Have ay of you ever done this? Register now for free!) I have personally blasted probably close to 100 manifolds over the years. Re: backyard methods for internal cleaning an intake manifold? Spray in small areas and use a tooth brush for cleaning, then rinse with lot's of water. Posted by Daaan, Apr 25, 2008. I bought 6.1 parts and need to clean before sending out for porting. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk 2006 BB Chrysler 300C 6.4l Swap Tuned By Chris At Hotwireauto, SRT Exhaust/Dynamax Race Bullets, 6&4 Piston Brembos, … I have done a TDI intake with fire, it works great. I found the same problem in the aluminum neck. Thanks! I have a brand new intake manifold and its the natural aluminum finish not polished. Cleaned it up really well. Profile Page. Cleaning up an aluminum intake manifold. Took it too a local self-service car wash. Sprayed the manifold with the cleaner, then brushed, and then sprayed down with a high pressure soap and rinse. That way you don't get the oil leak that is ever so common on small blocks. What's the best way to clean it? I’m building a 383 sbc to put in my car. If it wasn't rusty, I'd recommend soaking it in Purple cleaner. 65custom. I have also done some home brew chemical cleaning on a 6.0 manifold, it worked so-so as did my local machine shop.