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Tech Solutions: Intake Cleaning Procedures

Many builders are hesitant to clean an intake manifold in their glass bead machine for fear of trapping contaminants.

I bake the manifold in an oven, which turns any grease or other deposits to ash.

After that, I wash the manifold in a hot tank, which removes any loose residue.

Then I glass bead the surfaces, knowing that there’s nothing sticky for the bead to lodge into.

I then rinse the manifold again in the hot tank, followed by a hose rinse through the runners.

I’ve never had a problem with trapped contaminants.