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      04-07-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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My valves at 115k, not too bad.

Figured I would have a ridiculous mess on my hands, but this aint so bad.
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      04-07-2013, 06:48 AM   #2
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who is doing all the work?
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      04-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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Figured I would have a ridiculous mess on my hands, but this aint so bad.
Have you never had them cleaned before?
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Honestly I can't see into that intake port--it's just black.
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I did it. Used a tooth brush, 5 cans of carb cleaner, 3 metal picks(straight, 45 degree, and 90 degree,) flathead screwdriver, a roll of paper towels, and like 5 hours. Most important bit of advice I would give when cleaning your valves is to scrape then use the carb cleaner to blow out all the loose pieces. Do this repeatedly until reaching your desired level of clean.
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Honestly I can't see into that intake port--it's just black.
^You may need to upgrade your computer monitor from your NEC crt monitor from 2001!
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Looks pretty nasty to me. Any pics after the cleaning?
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Like a dummy I was in such a rush to get my manifold back on, and my back was killing me, I forgot. I can say that my valves are now a nice copper color, and the walls around the valves are no longer black. Havent driven the care yet, but Im hoping to feel a slight improvement.
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That's pretty bad. lol

Not for an N54 with 115K but in general...
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I will be doing this soon.

and hopefully not take 5 hours
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