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Old 10-28-2003, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hey guys, once again its me with a question: I took off my upper Manifold just to explore and stuff, and I was looking into both the upper and lower manifold ports, they have what I am guessing are Carbon deposits "Black Stuff" is that what that is? and My question is, is there a way to clean that or "Flush" it out? Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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carb cleaner...engine cleaner....
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:58 AM   #3
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Well if you dont want to take it off, their are chemicals (like gumout) that you can spray in a vacuum port right after the throttle body that will clean the intake. You gotta be careful what you use though if you dont want to eat off the factory coating on them.
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:17 PM   #4
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while its out take a dremel tool and port the sh*t out of the lower intake and cut the gasket to match it. might as well while its out.
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:27 PM   #5
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You should take that lower out to do that
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:28 PM   #6
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of course.
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:47 PM   #7
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Well I already took the Upper completely off, and so that one can be cleaned completely, what is a good cleaner that won't eat the coating? Any suggestions?</P>


P.S. Hey you 2: <SPAN class=bold>mdvaldosta &amp; <SPAN class=bold>vfast, I appreciate your guys' comments, you guys are really experieinced, how long have you guys worked on mustangs, are you guys mechanics or what? You guys are very knowledgeable, thanks for all the information you share I appreciate it very much.</SPAN></SPAN>
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:51 PM   #8
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You too 89, this site is also bad ***! </P>
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:03 PM   #9
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I'd just soak your intakein a tank of carb cleaner. The factory coating is just there to prevent carbon buildup, it may or may not be gone by now, just dont use stuff like purple power or mean green to clean it. Carb cleaner works great it just takes a little longer. Soak it for a few hours, rinse it out, and spray it again lightlyright after to hold you over until you re-install it. They also make throttle body cleaner in a can, that will work too but its best to soak it.
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:11 PM   #10
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I use the NAPA cleaner like 45.00 last forever.it's a 3.5 gallon but this is some killer stuff I left a carb in over a weekend all was left was some steel bolts*L*
you can even soak it in simple green as this is what I use to wash my engine down

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Old 10-28-2003, 02:15 PM   #11
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i have worked on my stang for about 2 years and i did all the work myself. its got a new motor built myself and full driveline from the damn pilot bearing to the rearend cover. im starting suspension mods. i could only run a 12.68 at 109.7 so im tryin to get to 11's with my daily driver. i am also a mechanic at a ford dealership. im only 19 years old tho lol.
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:22 PM   #12
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LOL you guys are funny, So you use simple green to clean your engine, what brand or what is that, is it a degreaser, or stronger?
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:24 PM   #13
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it's a degreaser and is enviro friendly and is used in most food place..did I not say you can eat off my engine*L*
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:27 PM   #14
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that is some good sh*t.
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:42 PM   #15
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And that is what its called: Simple Green, can you buy it at any auto store, well dont laugh at me but at Costco they have this stufff called "Degreaser" and it is environmental friendly also, it works nicely but Im wondering if this simple green is better, I guess Ill have to try it. That is what I was my engine with.</P>


Well I want to be a mechanic also, Do you get pretty good $$ working for Ford 89?</P>
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Old 10-28-2003, 02:47 PM   #16
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im starting at 12.50 i started like a year ago. im not on flat rate yet tho. when i do it will be like 20 $ an hour
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:13 PM   #17
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Actually I started at an auto parts store a LONG time ago. I started as a cashier (hehe), worked my way to parts counter, then to Asst Manager / Part Pro in the 2 1/2 years I was there. I was ASE certified in parts and I had every training course, seminar available at the time... from OBDII classes to general parts knowledge. While some people can "swap parts" and not know anything about what they are swapping other than what it looks like, I learned the ins and outs of what parts do, look like, failure symptons, and how they operate BEFORE I learned to change them. In addition I often worked in the evenings turning wrenches at a local garage where I split half the labor charge with the owner. I have done and can do virtually anything and everything to a vehicle. My experience is limited though with tranny and body work, other than replacing parts. There are few things, mechanical or electrical, that I have limited knowledge and experience at.</P>


My friends had Mustangs, so it was only natural that I took a liking to them as well, and after seeing all their mistakes and made all mine, its pretty easy to learn fast. While I don't have the hours of wrenching in that vfast has, I do have a solid understanding of how things work and why.</P>


Chew on thatdaddy <IMG src=smileys/smiley16.gif border="0"></P>
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:24 PM   #18
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lol same here i learned from the mistakes my buddies made and myself. there's like 5 kids with 5.0's and once a month there is a 5.0 shootout at the track we go to and its awsome. i only made it to 3 races all year because i built the motor after the july shootout. and the last one was a non-points so hopefully i will be better off. i also had 2 switch classes after the motor was built. i made it to the june, july. then october 2nd was the non points and i switched to drag radial.
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:24 PM   #19
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im curious does anyone have these kind of shootouts where you live?. i know ours is awsome!!
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:34 PM   #20
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check out the website for the momsracing.http://home.rochester.rr.com/tonys/
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