Would you consider this a dirty intake?

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The car is a Volvo S40 with 260,000km and this part has never been cleaned. Should I do something or is this just plain normal?? [image]www.brickboard.com/IMAGELIB/images/6589.jpg[/image]
 
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Looks normal to me, I wouldn't worry about it. On the other hand, I'm not as compulsive about this sort of thing as some people are.
 

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Thanks! I took this pic last weekend when replacing my PCV system components which requires removal of the intake manifold. Now that everything is put back together, I ask if this was normal..........well I'm happy it is because I'm not sure I would have pull things apart another time in less than a week
 
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Looks fine. That's just normal surface discoloration. Alloys are are prone to discolor. Deposit buildups cause the problems. The valves look tidy. If it troubles you that much, toss in a bottle or two of Regane or Techron.
 
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