Engine working better... Internals cleaning suggestions?

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Engine working better... Internals cleaning suggestions?

Postby CodingParadox » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:35 pm

So after re-doing ignition timing, the engine's working way better. I plan to burn out all the bad gas in the tank tomorrow, and then I want to do a full fluids change and cleaning of internals. There's lots of different products, some of which go in the gas tank, some of which go in with the oil, etc. I have what might be somewhat sticky valves, as well as ticking from the valves, so I'm looking for suggestions for stuff that should help unstick those things and get rid of the ticking.

Anything anyone's used that actually works?
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Postby alltracman78 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:37 pm

Drive it for 3-4 hrs on the highway. When I take my car home (800m), it runs ALOT better for a little while.
The heat will burn alot of the crap in your engine out.
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Postby CodingParadox » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:42 pm

Well, that's good to start with, anyway. Planning on doing that tomorrow. I need to make sure my intercooler is working, because I'm not sure it is... Gonna check that out later tonight...
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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:03 pm

To stop the ticking you will need a valve adjustment. Those cleaners only stop the ticking on motors with hydrolic lash adjusters, which we dont have. There are two big hose barbs on the back of the intake manifold (one still has a hose on it), diconnect them one at a time and use some extra hose to let them slowly suck in about half a bottle of ATF each. This will help clean out the intake manifold and your cylinders. It makes a shitload of smoke but it really does clean them. I did this with only one of the hose barbs and later had to pull my head and it was nice and clean on that one side. Water injection will also help keep stuff nice and clean.
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Postby Stubble » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:49 am

Some guys on the old forum swore by seafoam. I have never used it myself, so I'm not sure if you want heresay advice :|
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Postby Plex » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:57 am

wtf is seafoam? lol
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Postby Gary » Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:02 am

Plex wrote:wtf is seafoam? lol

http://www.google.com/search?&q=seafoam LOL
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Postby Plex » Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:10 am

I see...


Interesting, never heard of it.. i thought someone was gonna take like.. seawater to their engine or something. I was gonna have to slap a bitch.
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Postby InitialD93 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:33 pm

yes seafoam is awesome shit... works absolute wonders on fuel system, rusted bolts, anything too stubborn to come off. if u decide to put it in your oil be careful because it will eat so much crap off the inside that it might clog ur oil pump. (ive seen it happen)

u should add it to 1/2 or 3/4 tank of gas... it will billow black smoke out of your tail pipe for a while but it is supposed to do that... that smoke is all the crap its cleaning off ur internals.
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Postby SLC Punk » Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:25 am

Stubble wrote:Some guys on the old forum swore by seafoam. I have never used it myself, so I'm not sure if you want heresay advice :|

I have never used Seafoam, but the guys on the 4Runner message boards swear by it. :smokes:
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Postby Indy3sgte » Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:21 pm

Hmmm seafoam, i think ill try this...

about half a bottle of ATF


Ok i feel studid but what is ATF? :shrug:
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:56 pm

I used seafoam on my 138K 93 MR2 turbo, it eliminate a lot of the
lifter tapping I was getting on the car, great stuff :D
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Postby etantshi » Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:37 pm

Indy3sgte wrote:Hmmm seafoam, i think ill try this...

about half a bottle of ATF


Ok i feel studid but what is ATF? :shrug:


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Postby chregan » Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:29 pm

Ok i feel studid but what is ATF? :shrug:


Always nice to see someone who hasn't been corrupted by the evils of automatic transmissions. If only this was the only use for ATF!
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