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How to clean the intake manifold professionally by ultrasonic cleaning

How to clean the intake manifold professionally by ultrasonic cleaning

The intake manifold is an important component of the car engine. It is responsible for conveying clean air from the air filter to the engine. 

However, over time, the intake manifold can accumulate carbon deposits, a black, sticky substance formed by the combustion of fuel and oil.

If you are a professional you will know that cleaning the intake manifold is a difficult task.

In this article, we explain how the ultrasonic cleaning machines can make this complicated cleaning process simple and give you a perfect result.

Clean intake manifold

Remove all dirt from the intake manifold with an ultrasonic cleaning machine.

The cleaning of the intake manifold with ultrasonic cleaning machines is the most effective and safest way to remove carbon deposits.

Ultrasonic cleaning machines use high-frequency sound waves to create vibrations that effectively dissolve, disintegrate and remove carbon build-up and other contaminants from the intake manifold. 

This process is non-abrasive and does not damage the intake manifold components, preserving the structural integrity.

Due to the geometry of the collector, there are many recesses that cannot be reached by other means, and with an ultrasonic cleaning machine. blind spots can be reached for a thorough and professional cleaning of the intake manifold.

Below, we show you photos with the results after a ultrasonic cleaning and below, steps followed y video of the intake manifold cleaning process.

Before cleaning

clean intake manifold

After cleaning

clean diesel intake manifold
clean intake manifold
clean diesel intake manifold
ultrasonic cleaning of the intake manifold
ultrasonic cleaning of the intake manifold

Steps for effective cleaning of the intake manifold

Ultrasonic cleaning of an intake manifold is an effective process that removes deposits and debris from all parts of the manifold. 

Here are the steps to follow to perform this task effectively:

Dismantle the intake manifold

- Disconnect the battery to avoid short circuits.

- Locate the intake manifold on the engine.

- Disassemble the manifold according to the vehicle manual and using the appropriate tools.

Initial inspection

- Examine the collector to identify the amount and type of deposits.

- Assess the general condition of the collector, looking for possible damage or wear.

Set up the ultrasonic cleaning machine

- Fill the ultrasonic cleaning machine with water and the recommended intake manifold detergent.

- Make sure the machine is configured correctly.

Immersion of the collector in the machine

- Place the intake manifold in the basket of the ultrasonic cleaning machine, making sure it is completely submerged in the cleaning solution.

- Adjust the cleaning time and temperature.

Intake manifold ultrasonic cleaning process

- Turn on the machine to start the ultrasonic cleaning process.

- The high frequency sound waves generated by the machine will create micro-bubbles in the solution, which will collapse on the surface of the collector, effectively removing dirt and debris.

Rinsing and drying

- After completing the cleaning cycle, remove the collector from the machine.

- Rinse the collector with clean water to remove any residue from the cleaning solution.

- The collector must be completely dried before reinstallation.

Reinstallation of the intake manifold

- Reinstall the manifold on the engine following the reverse procedure of disassembly.

- Be sure to tighten all bolts and connections correctly.

Testing and Adjustment

- Reconnect the battery.

- Start the engine and check the performance.

- Make additional adjustments as necessary.


Ultrasonic cleaning of an intake manifold

Why is it important to clean the intake manifold?

Intake manifold cleaning is important for several reasons:

Improved engine performance

Cleaning the intake manifold allows air to flow freely into the engine, which can improve power and fuel consumption.

Reduces emissions

The carbon deposits can obstruct the airflow to the engine, which can increase exhaust emissions. In addition, cleaning the carbon from the intake manifold makes the engine run more efficiently.

Prolongs engine life

Carbon deposits can damage valves and other engine components.

At IBERKLEEN we advise you on the optimum parameters for ultrasonic cleaning of an intake manifold

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