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I just a got a 440 and it has a Edelbrock performer 440 intake on it. How do clean a aluminum intake? I just want to clean up the engine before i through it in the truck.
 

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Alum cleaner, you can use a wheel cleaner on it like A to Z wheel cleaner, clean it cold, spray it on, let is sit for a minute, scrub, rinse, repeat
 

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Alum cleaner, you can use a wheel cleaner on it like A to Z wheel cleaner, clean it cold, spray it on, let is sit for a minute, scrub, rinse, repeat
 

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Yeah i like the way the Eagle 1's A to Z wheel cleaner works
 

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I use engine cleaner. It'll strip anything off of it that is even in small cracks. Are you going to be taking the intake off to clean it? If not, cover the carb seat and spray the whole engine down with the oven cleaner and then just hit it with a hose (preferably high powered)
 

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used a glass beed cleaner on 2 of mine .. they were ff the engine//. the oven cleaner sounds good //
the degreaser at the car wash ,wouldnt touch the junk baked on the 2 i cleaned ..qp
 

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I've found that the "degreaser at the car wash" isn't really that strong of stuff and doesn't allow the stuff to sit on and eat at the material. I have yet to find an object that I can't spray with "Easy off" oven cleaner, let sit for 5-7 hours, and then spray with a hose and watch it lose 25 years of wear, grease, and grime. Its insane.
 

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over cleaner, you can buy it just about anywere and it works very well, just spray it on and let is sit and rinse it off or even better power wash it off.
 

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Hybrid 1ton said:
I've found that the "degreaser at the car wash" isn't really that strong of stuff and doesn't allow the stuff to sit on and eat at the material. I have yet to find an object that I can't spray with "Easy off" oven cleaner, let sit for 5-7 hours, and then spray with a hose and watch it lose 25 years of wear, grease, and grime. Its insane.
take the paint off too?
 

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willy J said:
Hybrid 1ton said:
I've found that the "degreaser at the car wash" isn't really that strong of stuff and doesn't allow the stuff to sit on and eat at the material. I have yet to find an object that I can't spray with "Easy off" oven cleaner, let sit for 5-7 hours, and then spray with a hose and watch it lose 25 years of wear, grease, and grime. Its insane.
take the paint off too?
it'll strip spray painted parts fairly easily. i've actually had "easy off" strip the black paint off that comes from the factory on pulley and accessory brackets.
 

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i think i will get some easy-off tomorrow and soak my pulleys and stuff in it so i can repaint em... i got gunk engine degreaser and oil eater for the block and intake....
 

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Be real careful with the oven cleaner, it will desolve clear coats, any you get on your body will totally trash it if you don't rinse it with water quickly!!!
 

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I wire wheel in a drill works good too.
 

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What I would do:
First, clean all loose oil and dirt, then take it over to the vapor degreaser.
After that, take it over to the plate shop and use the ultrasonic cleaner, rinse, then load it on a rack then run it through the Al. cleaner then through the Deoxidizer.
Rinse twice in De-ionized water, then dry.....
Oh wait, you don't work here..... ::) ;D
 

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KThaxton said:
What I would do:
First, clean all loose oil and dirt, then take it over to the vapor degreaser.
After that, take it over to the plate shop and use the ultrasonic cleaner, rinse, then load it on a rack then run it through the Al. cleaner then through the Deoxidizer.
Rinse twice in De-ionized water, then dry.....
Oh wait, you don't work here..... ::) ;D
lmao, that sounded liek a new business venture for kendall, everybody now send all of your greasy grimy parts to utah and kendall will send them back clean.

and to all of you suggesting iven cleaner, where were you 2 weeks ago when i was cleaning my intake.lol i ended up using gunk degreaser and a wire brush in a drill, next time i will have to try the oven cleaner

eric
 
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