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I need a suggestion to clean up my keg manifold on a '94 ram 1500 318. And yes, I'm the original owner, I bought it new.. It now has 130K miles.
I finally broke down to change the plenum, water pump, wires.. after about 20 years.. The inside of the keg is a mess... There's about a mm. of hardened oil sludge in the old plenum, gooped up oil all over the innards.
The original plenum is in the trash. I don't want to install the new one with the insides that filthy.
How do I clean this out ?? carb cleaner not making a dent on the goop. Should I dip it ? In what ? Would it hurt to glass bead it after its degunked ?
Thanks for suggestions...
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After its degunked, the kegger is a perfect candidate for bead blasting. You might also try power washing it to remove the gunk, too. When I swapped my motor a few years ago, I bead blasted my kegger inside and out, then sprayed a coating of clear enamel on the outside of it. It came out very nice and still looks good even after a few years of use.
Carb cleaner should work to remove the goop, too. Just ensure that you use a good carb cleaner - some carb cleaners (Pennzoil, etc.) are worthless. If you live near an auto or truck repair shop, see if you can use their parts washing tank to clean it up.