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cleaning cylinder heads

Old 11-13-2007, 06:40 AM
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I would'nt mess with the head until you are ready to pull the motor. When you have the cover off remove any sludge you find with a rag. I would stay away from soap and water; get some seafoam for cleaning internal parts. Put it all back together and make sure it starts, then run some seafoam in through the PCV vacuum hose (do a search and follow instructions), after the smoke has cleared and the car runs ok then remove the throttle body and clean it with throttle body cleaner. Replace the throttle body and make sure it still runs ok. After all this, put in a new set of OEM NGK spark plugs (nothing else!) and you should have a pretty good running car.
Old 11-13-2007, 08:38 AM
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Don't remove and definately dont clean it with soap and water.
Old 11-13-2007, 05:45 PM
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No, you don't have to remove the intake. The throttle body bolts right on the end. Shouldn't be that tough for you. Buy a Haynes manual; I got a used one from Amazon pretty cheap.
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