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Old 06-30-2013, 10:30 PM
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I'm band new to the forum... It's just awesome..

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 ?

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Some guys take it to a machine shop to have it hot dipped. I've seen the results, it's NICE.

You're putting an aluminum pan, on it, right?
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Thanks.. I'm in the Boulder, Co area, machine shops are few and far between.

The the plenum kit is from Hughes. Very nice kit.. a hose, gaskets, O-ring.. good instructions.. fast delivery.. Awesome kit.
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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.
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Power washer.. that's an idea, I have one of those

I like the idea to hot dip and clean out all the junk in the ports.
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power washer don't work that good. i have heard a dishwasher and dish washer detergent works good but usually makes the owner of the dishwasher a bit unhappy.
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Thanks..

I'm shocked the engine was even running.. most the vacuum ports were clogged. I really hope pinging goes away after all this.

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but usually makes the owner of the dishwasher a bit unhappy.
So does powder coating in the kitchen oven.. Don't ask how I know.
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I'm shocked the engine was even running.. most the vacuum ports were clogged. I really hope pinging goes away after all this.



So does powder coating in the kitchen oven.. Don't ask how I know.
Just do it when shes not home and run a couple loads after the keg.

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I just used brake cleaner.. simply spraying it on cleaned it really nice
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:59 AM
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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.
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