Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

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Postby Mr Corduroy » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:01 pm

I did my MY98 with 200,000 kms on the clock on Monday. I was worried the carbon and gum in the engine was holding it together and that cleaning it out might finish it off. :clown:

I seem to have got away with it.
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Postby joelstrick » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:53 am

Yep i used it in both my Subarus and it mad such a difference, especially with fuel ecconmy
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Postby chriskan » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:26 am

hmm.. had the 5k service done on the Lib yesterday @ GW, and the invoice didn't mention they had used the upper engine cleaner - it's a discretionary thing, or have they just overlooked it?

Either way, I guess it wouldn't hurt buying a can and doing it myself :)
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Postby Callahan » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:55 pm

Don't think it would be done at the 5,000 Chris, it's a schedule item at 12,500km - or 10k or whatever.
Fuel additive is every half service by discretion though - they usually supply a bottle + use one if you are on a 10k or 12.5k cycle ...
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby chriskan » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:58 pm

Thanks Les, I'll grab a can and put some in :-) anything to watch for when doing it on the 2.5 Libs?
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby Callahan » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:12 am

I haven't had the need to do the upper cylinder stuff myself ever - so can't advise sorry.

Call STi - they'll advise you properly :wink:
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby chriskan » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:33 am

hehe.. will do, and post up a pic/guide.. unless a fellow lib owner has doen it already ;-)

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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby The STiG » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:47 am

I have 29K on the STi and havent done the upper engine myself.
Um then again, do I trust myself... yeah good point, I will leave it to Vin and his Merry Men.... :thumbs:
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby KNGWRX » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:48 pm

Any harm at putting 2 cans of this stuff through my car at the next service?? :?

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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby T-Rex » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:43 pm

My WRX has done 60,000km and hasn't had it done once!!! I probably should do it..
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby rexmang » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:41 pm

heres what the car does as a result of upper cleaner :)

Takes longer to start, and a nice smoke show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XX53gKRxeI

So smooth after it though, works really good.
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby Harvs82 » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:13 pm

chriskan wrote:hehe.. will do, and post up a pic/guide.. unless a fellow lib owner has doen it already ;-)

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G'Day mate, just wondering if you have done the top end cleaner on your Liberty yet? I'm still trying to find out exactly where to spray it in on the 2.5T engine that is in the Liberty GT. I took the engine cover off a while ago, but there is stuff going everywhere under there... so no wonder Subaru chose to cover it all up! I can't even find the throttle body :oops: It's somewhat different to the layout on my mates WRP10, as the throttle body doesn't appear to be in the same spot.

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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby Alpha Dog » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:51 pm

What's the go with using this stuff on a 2.5 STi WRX? Is it still advisable (just done 24000)?

I just had the car serviced, and its listed as 'treat upper engine with Subaru cylinder cleaner' on the standard list of work, BUT there is no charge for the part (spray can) so I guess this means it was not done. I forgot to ask Laurie... is the upper engine spray not done anymore?

I have the can of stuff -- should I just do it? Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby deafwish » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:15 pm

I'm guessing Laurie at STI?
I'm pretty certain that every general service there includes the UEC treatment.
PM Steve aka 'Sharpie' on here, as he likely performed the service! :cool: :wink:
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby Alpha Dog » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:36 pm

deafwish wrote:I'm guessing Laurie at STI?
I'm pretty certain that every general service there includes the UEC treatment.
PM Steve aka 'Sharpie' on here, as he likely performed the service! :cool: :wink:

Checked with Steve...the general servicing no longer includes the UEC treatment, so its DIY if you so feel the need. It's on my list for this weekend. :smart:

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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby IMAC » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:14 am

Had this done during my last service and they only charged me for the can of UEC. good post

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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby TSUBi » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:47 pm

Jeez I'd be spewing if they charged you labor on top of the can.. Its a 1 minute process
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby zacsprint » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:44 pm

Bought the can of Upper Engine Cleaner from the Subaru dealer the other day as part of my service of the car and noticed a significant improvement in fuel economy. Managed 8.5 litres per 100kms combined city/highway driving.

Before using Upper engine cleaner for the same distance I was at 10 litres per 100kms combined city/highway driving.
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby dan89 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:35 am

Age wrote:Here it is
The can costs under $20 and you get it from Subaru 8) You'll definatley feel the difference once you have done this to your car!! Subaru reccomends that this be done every 12,500km/6 month service. So save your self some money and do it yourself. :D


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I was having some minor idle issues, and went to Subaru... Somehow (unsure exactly how) managed to score a can for free by just asking nicely :innocent: . Didnt notice much improvement through the rev's but it definitely made my idle a lot better :)
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Re: Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

Postby NA2293 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:05 pm

just bought one to try it out! i've just checked my 06MY WRX, has the same tube as an 01MY, but after i've removed the vacuum hose, how am i possible to spray the can up into the intake manifold? or should i spray it into the rubber vacuum hose instead?
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