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How do you clean an intake manifold and throttle body?

I just got mine out. (no AFJ, i did not use a crow bar or remove those posts) It is well coated on the inside with oily black. Is degreaser in order, or would that hurt something?

Also, are the gaskets supposed to be sealed with something? It has a pliable silver gasket but there is red rubbery stuff around too.
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Brake\carb cleaner just became your new best friend - old toothbrush helps.

Not supposed to be a sealant on the gaskets.

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Is brake/carb cleaner also a degreaser? The stuff is thick. Also, if there is no sealer, what is the red stuff? The air pump hose goes into the manifold and then out into a groove in the head. are there holes in the head to let the air in? If they are there, they are clogged with more of the soot. How do I clean them?
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you can buy intake cleaner at pep-boys.
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carb cleaner is really strong stuff, I haven't had too many parts that were too dirty to resist it, especially with a small nylon brush.
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Red stuff is probably High temp gasket sealant. It can't hold up and shouldn't be there.
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I heard of somthing that would work pretty well. Start you car and start feeding sand into the intake. Not only will it clean it, but it will port and polish you intake and exhaust manifold!!! I saw this on another board
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-afx, can you post the link to that story of the fool who decided to suck 25lbs of sand through his VW while it was running? I tried but can't get the address right. Stupidest story ever written on the internet, but funny!
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I almost bought a faded red 74 914 (1.8 w/ webbers and black painted steel VW wheels) about 4 years ago when I lived in Hawaii. Just curious if this car was one and the same as your old 914.

p.s.-I hope I haven't asked you this before.
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Verruckt... I dont have the link offhand, buf you go over to Rennlist there were like 2 posts that have it.
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G ave up on the brake cleaner for now, it was working, but made a mess and was not working fast enough. I started using a screwdriver after it dried back out to great effect: nice big pile of black stuff. I am going to see if I can find a wire pipe brush to finish the job dry. Oh yeah, I can't get the throttle body off of the manifold. I undid the four screws but it is still on tight. I hope they didn't glue this gasket too. Tried a screwdriver, is a hammer in order?
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Metal to metal contact... bad for expensive parts. Use rubber mallet!
-thamlin000, I followed a smoking, rusted out (red), pos 914 home the other day, thankfully it wasn't mine. I left my pos 914 in Utah.
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Sounds like the car....
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