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Join Date: Feb 2009
How to clean the manifold?
Was out at the car this afternoon giving her a clean, and messing around in the engine when i decided i was going to clean the MAF and MAP.
Removed the MAP and it was caked in oily soot, cleaned that off and then got some cotton buds and stuck them into the hole where the MAP joins on and what was taken out was disgusting so i know that my manifold must be full of it which is why ive got a bit of hesitation with power.
So i was hoping some of you guys have done this before (2.4 10v engine) where did you start, which tools do you need, which cleaner and also how long. Basically a walkabout with what to do.
On a plus side after giving the MAP, MAF and a small amount of cleaning inside the manifold i noticed that the hesitation seems to have gone down and now 3rd gear pulls without any hesitation so i know that the manifold is blocking the air coming into it. Low down power seems a bit bad but i think its also due to soot build up.