Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby WUNSIE on Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Any engine regardless of being petrol or diesel will die a premature death and suffer a lot more issues if never allowed to get up to temperature, diesels more so, Diesels are meant to be worked, not pussy footed

Google ( Alloytec oil sludge ) images and check out what owners of these Commodore engines are suffering due to poor maintenance, constant short cold running trips to shops, drop the kids off at school, big dollar repair jobs, pretty scary actually when you see how many are on the road and for sale :o
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby colin b on Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:04 pm

Just an update - I have bought and installed the Munji EGR Defeat module and, as for Tony's device, it took me only minutes to install it (if plugging it in counts as "installing") Cost was $129 including shipping ordered online and it was here within 3 working days.
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby Lin1952 on Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:43 am

My 2006 ML 3.2 has just ticked over 230.000K's. The manifold has never been cleaned, but motor still runs and pulls okay. Am going to have the manifold cleaned or replaced as a precaution.

Can anyone recommend a mechanic or workshop in Southern Tasmania to undertake this work ?
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby leanne on Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:24 pm

We had the intake manifold cleaned on a 2009 Triton 2.5 and a catch can installed.

Drove it home (4 km from mechanic). Took it out for a test drive and no more than 2 km down the road the engine light comes on & loss of power. Mechanic indicates the error is 'turbo underboost' and says they need to order a turbo switch.

Just after a second opinion if the catch can installation should look like this. Thanks.

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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby WUNSIE on Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:52 pm

Bloody hell whats with all the elbows, I can count nearly 10 hose clamps alone, obviously a length of heater hose has been used and just cut to suit :roll:
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby Mayhem2015 on Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:45 pm

That looks more complicated than it needs to be. I have a flashlube and not a provent but the hoses run much more direct and no elbows. I can't imagine how that wold interfere with the turbo though.
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby RHKTriton on Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:55 am

Definitely looks restrictive, smooth bends with no reduction or even better, slightly larger tubing , would be better.

If the manifold has been off, check that all the vacuum tubes are back in the proper spots.

Also check the tube from the manifold to MAP sensor.
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby Maxiy on Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:04 am

looks like a complicated install to me, with way too many points for possible leaks.

You can get the provent catch cans supplied in a kit with all the hoses, makes for a much cleaner installation.
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby koshari on Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:59 pm

pppfff, catch cans! running onto 360,000km on my ml, done need no stenkin catch can. ;) ;)
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby NowForThe5th on Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Agreed. With controlled EGR there really should be no need.
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Re: Carbon build - up its everyone’s problem.

Postby Duck on Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:06 am

Has anyone used the mobile hydrogen guys that are getting around for a clean. Makes some sense but real experience eats YouTube every second time. How much did you pay and did you notice a difference?
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