Cleaning Diesel Inlet Manifold. by Bermudan 75

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Bermudan 75
Hi folks,

What have people found to be the best method/cleaning agent to clean the inside of a diesel inlet manifold?

The use of a dishwasher will be grounds for instant divorce....



Posted 15 Apr 2018, 14:22 #1 

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Bermudan 75 wrote:The use of a dishwasher will be grounds for instant divorce....

Doesn't actually work either lol..... I've tried it on a spare manifold and still full of crud after going though twice, so gave up :)

Posted 15 Apr 2018, 20:36 #2 

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try carb cleaner Mike or pm Arctic he has cleaned quite a few
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Posted 18 Apr 2018, 21:36 #3 

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Bermudan 75
Thanks Rob, it actually isn't to badly clogged up. Have it soaking in petrol which worked with the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve) valve, however more stubborn deposits were removed with WD40.

It will then be power washed.

I have got quite a few jobs to do on the car before it reappears at a Nano.
Replacement headlining needs finishing.
Replacement door cards. Drivers door actuator needs replacing together with the fuel flap release actuator. Offside door handles to be replaced as the originals are pitted.
PPD seats to be fitted.
De-lined IPK (Instrument pack (IPK from the German)) to be fitted.
Chrome luggage area lashing points.
Under the bonnet a new aircon condensor and heater matrix are to be fitted. Auto gearbox cover to be reseated, has had a small leak since I changed a solenoid.
160 remap.
Door trims have been powder coated with the other window trims.
Wheels to be refurbed and finally partial respray.

The plan is to have this all done in time for the car's 10th anniversary of being first registered.

Should keep me busy.


Posted 19 Apr 2018, 15:18 #4 

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Oven cleaner, power grease remover, soak for at least 3-4 hours then power wash them out, remembering to remove the MAP sensor, which also needs cleaning with a rag with some carb cleaner sprayed onto it, di not poke anything in to the intake hold on the MAP sensor.
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Posted 23 Apr 2018, 10:34 #5