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what to use to clean exhaust manifold?

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Old 10-19-2010, 05:41 PM
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i would like to know the best thing to clean your e.m i use wire brush and apprently you use laquer thinner becuase it is bette rthe water water wrecks the e.m apperntly. what do you guys use to clean?
 
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:10 PM
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i say replace it instead of clean the stocker
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:52 PM
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what is the stocker plus my car is old so its not worth replacing
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:24 PM
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stocker = stock. the exhaust manifold will not clean up, it is cast iron. cast iron rusts insanely fast, i'd say you have 3 options.

1. deal with it being rusty and looking like ***
2. sandblast it or get as much of the corrosion off and paint it with super high temp exhaust paint (like black)
3. buy a header, they are as cheap as $40. look around on craigslist. i've got a dc ceramic header on my car now that i got for $50. the one before it was stainless that i got on craigs for $40. they are easy to come by for cheap.
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:05 PM
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Option number three!!!
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:15 PM
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odds are it is rotted away haha
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:58 PM
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what exaclt would i search on craigslist?
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:16 PM
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d-series or d16 header.
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:18 PM
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but my engine is d15b2 tho
 
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:30 PM
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all d series exhaust manifolds will be the same. the only d series that doesn't match up with the others are the d17s in 7th gen civics. anything d series you can use on yours. just search like "civic" and try in the auto parts section.
 

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