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      11-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Intake valve cleaning shops?

Anyone know where to get this done for less than $800???
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DIY. just scrape it really hard with a screwdriver.
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Clem and Flemmings come to mind.
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Clem and Flemmings come to mind.
+1 Clem did mine.
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Yes we perform the intake valve cleanings. Takes about 2 hrs. Cost is 430.00 and it includes new intake manifold gaskets. Message me or give us a call to set up an appointment!
+1, clem or fleming automotive. Luther Fleming did the valve cleaning on my car.
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Yes we perform the intake valve cleanings. Takes about 2 hrs. Cost is 430.00 and it includes new intake manifold gaskets. Message me or give us a call to set up an appointment!
Hi, Luther,

Would this include walnut blasting the manifold as well or only the valve cleaning & associated disassembly & reassembly? Also, at what interval do you suggest performing this?

Thanks!
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Intake manifold? No... it's plastic and does not see any carbon buildup....it does not get blasted....only the section of the head where the intake valve resides.
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Intake manifold? No... it's plastic and does not see any carbon buildup....it does not get blasted....only the section of the head where the intake valve resides.
Thanks, bdc. I Misstated/understood. Thanks for the clarification.
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Thanks for clearing that up for him BDC!
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i have had work done to my car from luther and clem. both very excellent the customer service these guys have i havent seen a shop replicate and ive been to a few shops in md
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Who is Clem, please?

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+1 Clem did mine.
And where is Clem located?
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Took my 535i to Luther @ Fleming in Hyattsville today. He did a great job and I learned quite a bit by watching him. Even though it's only been 25K miles since my last intake cleaning, there was considerable build-up on the valves in cylinders 5 and 6. The idle is much better now and the miss/hesitation I had under light and moderate acceleration is gone. I highly recommend him.
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Not to sound like a total noob but is a walnut blast the same or as thorough as a intake cleaning job done at Clem? Just seeing if a walnut blast will get it just as clean as the pic shown above is. Sorry if it's a noob question.
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Not to sound like a total noob but is a walnut blast the same or as thorough as a intake cleaning job done at Clem? Just seeing if a walnut blast will get it just as clean as the pic shown above is. Sorry if it's a noob question.
I think Clem walnut blasts as well. PM him to make sure. Had RB's turbos installed at Clem's, exhaust, downpipes, and inter cooler. All excellent.

Nice to know Flemings is also a nearby option.
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Thanks, bdc. I Misstated/understood. Thanks for the clarification.
Is there any difference in this procedure between 335 gassers and 335 oil burners?
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+1 for Luther at Flemings. Had my done a couple of weeks ago with 55k miles. My random misfire seems to have disappeared. Car runs great.

Luther also hooked me up with a great deal on new wheels (AG M550s).
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