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    Cleaning Intake ports

    I have an 02 v6 f150 and a common issue is replacing the isolator bolts to stop oil from getting all over inside the intake. I opened it up and these look pretty bad. Should I leave it like this or try and clean out the ports? I've read I can spray carburetor cleaner in there "at my own risk." But I'm not much of a risk taker.

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    That dose not sound good. What else can you do?

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    Dunno, never been this far into an engine before. The new bolts will fix this so it doesn't keep getting worse. Just not sure if I need to clean the inside of these ports.

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    I'd say clean them the best ya can but there is a risk factor...if oil isn't suppose to be there then remove it haha

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    Define "looks pretty bad". Oil gets into your intake all the time, and typically gets burned off in the cylinder. You could clean it with the carb cleaner, allowing for sufficient time for drying/evaporation I am not sure what real damage it could cause.
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    If I spray it with carb cleaner, doesn't all that stuff caked to the ports go into the engine? I know the cleaner will evaporate but that stuff has to go somewhere.

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    yes^^^

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    I ended up leaving them alone until I have more time to take it off and clean them properly. Just cleaning the upper intakes and swapping those bolts made a huge difference. Cel is gone and it runs much better. Still a weak v6, but I can deal with that.

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    Did I forget to post the picture? I'm a frigggen noob



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    How about simple green.

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