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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:12 pm 
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Hey guys,

Are Carbon Cleans any good?

Speaking to a Carbon Clean guy today, and he said a good Carbon Clean will clean out all carbon deposits from my entire fuel system (including injectors & valves), and will make a noticeable difference in engine efficiency, power, and running temp.

Is he talking out of his rectum ...whaddya reckon?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:20 pm 
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he speaks of truth my friend.

i never used to beleive it. untill i did one on my dads old rodeo 2.6mpi.

then took the head of cos the gasket was leaking coolent. low and behold spotless intake ports and valves no carbon on the pistons and very little on the exhaust valves and ports.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:28 pm 
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he speaks of truth my friend.

i never used to beleive it. untill i did one on my dads old rodeo 2.6mpi.

then took the head of cos the gasket was leaking coolent. low and behold spotless intake ports and valves no carbon on the pistons and very little on the exhaust valves and ports.


Ahhhhhhh ...interesting!

Considering this because I have an ongoing rough starting issue on hot days (night or cool days fine) SEE MY OTHER THREAD IN THIS FORUM, and the guy said that a Carbon Clean could fix 90% of the problem, due to it possibly lowering the operating temp as a result of getting rid of all the carbon deposits.

He said that, and also replacing my thermostat with a lower temp (70 deg C) unit too.

...your thoughts?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:30 pm 
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it could help.

i wouldn't put a 70degree thermostat in though. WAY TOO COLD

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:47 pm 
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the thermostat your talking bout in the other thread is a 77 degree one i belive, im running one and it runs fine :)

i believe its a 2 stage thermostat, guessing it means it starts to open at 77, but doesnt fully open till about 85 or so maybe

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:47 am 
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These carbon cleans aren't that expensive either are they?
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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:27 am 
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I want one now, how much $$$!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:33 pm 
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I want one now, how much $$$!


I got quoted about $195.00 here in Perth, ...not bad considering I had been quoted $450.00 by FRAUD just to clean the injectors!

A good Carbon Clean does the injectors, as well as your entire fuel system, along with valves, pistons, ports etc.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:12 pm 
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Carbon Clean is OK BUT you can't see injector paterns or wether the injectors are dribbling not a bad start but you carn't beat taking the injectors out and getting them tested properly. :roll:

 

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I got quoted about $195.00 here in Perth, ...not bad considering I had been quoted $450.00 by FRAUD just to clean the injectors!

A good Carbon Clean does the injectors, as well as your entire fuel system, along with valves, pistons, ports etc.


wtf?

ford quoted me $250 and that was drive in drive out!

meh i tooke the injectors off my self $100 :) instead

mm let us know how it goes i need to get my au done

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:02 pm 
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Carbon Clean is OK BUT you can't see injector paterns or wether the injectors are dribbling not a bad start but you carn't beat taking the injectors out and getting them tested properly. :roll:


I agree with you there Bob, I had a carbon clean done once on my EA made a slight improvement, cost was $140. Since then I take my injectors out and have them cleaned offline where the spray pattern can be seen and retified.
Also all new seals and pintle caps for the total of $120.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:30 pm 
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What the hell is carbon clean? Is this something you put in the fuel tank, and it clans out yr injectors, and yr engine?


Its a machine they attach to your fuel lines, bypassing your fuel tank. They then run the engine for a length of time to clean the injectors. I believe the machine has a fuel/detergent mix in it.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:59 pm 
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I got a quote of $250 to clean my injectors by ultratune and called coventys and got a new price for six injectors of $239 go figure?

not sure about the carbon clean is there anyone south of the river who does it?

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:33 pm 
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markr154 wrote:
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I got quoted about $195.00 here in Perth, ...not bad considering I had been quoted $450.00 by FRAUD just to clean the injectors!

A good Carbon Clean does the injectors, as well as your entire fuel system, along with valves, pistons, ports etc.


wtf?

ford quoted me $250 and that was drive in drive out!

meh i tooke the injectors off my self $100 :) instead

mm let us know how it goes i need to get my au done


Fraud did one on my EL for $180, but that was along with a major service as well, maybe they had a special or knocked it down for the other stuff I got done or something.

 

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