Yes that Intake Snake is expensive. I'd be worried about pushing the release button while cleaning and dropping the snake head inside my intake. Gun cleaning kit is $15 at WalMart. Just take one of the 12" rod segments and a cotton plug dipped in TB cleaner and clean away. The plugs screw on so there's no risk of accident.
The more I read about cleaning intakes the more I believe my rpm surging issues were the result of a dirty intake. It's getting a good cleaning in the Spring and then the CAI is going back on. I'm marking my calendar for every Spring to clean the intakes on all my cars.
This weather bites. Just got the car fairly clean and it's a mess now. At least no one has slid into me yet. I'm seeing lots of Mustangs on the road though.
For some reason one word above is in red.