Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner

joey99
Learner Driver
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:49 am

Postby joey99 » Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:37 pm

OK. Thanks Adrian! :roll:

User avatar
TSMY04R
WRX STi Driver
Posts: 844
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:10 pm
Location: clipping an apex

Postby TSMY04R » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:20 am

wow seems the throttle body cleaner is worth it after all- back to original question- where to apply in an my04- is it the same as the other pics- I haven't had a chance to check if I have the same connections yet.

User avatar
Age
S204 Driver
Posts: 12032
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:01 pm

Postby Age » Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:42 pm

might be that same as the MY01 pic. if ya take a pic on the engine bay that would be easier to show ya :D

ultimate_kenz
Learner Driver
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:41 pm

Postby ultimate_kenz » Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:01 pm

ooo.. i should try this but only problem is i think my boost gauge is using up that hole on the manifold :? , im gonna look again tonight to see if i have any spare holes..
NO PICS IN SIGS.

User avatar
Age
S204 Driver
Posts: 12032
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:01 pm

Postby Age » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:16 pm

ultimate_kenz wrote:ooo.. i should try this but only problem is i think my boost gauge is using up that hole on the manifold :? , im gonna look again tonight to see if i have any spare holes..


just unplug the bost gauge.... spray it in and then re-pulg in the boost gauge :D easy

ultimate_kenz
Learner Driver
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:41 pm

Postby ultimate_kenz » Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:00 pm

lol that easy aye.. hmmm, the person that installed the boost gauge for the old owner didnt use hose clamps to secure the boost line :? , mite have to buy me a boost clamp and throw away the cable tie...
NO PICS IN SIGS.

00WReX
Impreza WRX Driver
Posts: 255
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:30 am
Location: Victoria. Australia.

Postby 00WReX » Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:46 am

Is the NULON carby & throttle body cleaner ok to use :?:
I picked up a 400g can the other day for $8.80 as opposed to around $15 for the 150g Subaru stuff (I also have a can of this).
I initially thought it would be roughly the same type of stuff, but now I'm thinking maybe I should not use it.
Any thoughts....will it cause any harm, or just not work as well as the Subaru one :?:
I did notice the Subaru one mentions a foaming agent, maybe it would work better because of this :?:

Any thoughts/info appreciated.

(Of course I would not be using the whole 400g can each time, this Is why I thought it might be good value....maybe get 3 go's out of a can)

Cheers,
Shane

User avatar
Age
S204 Driver
Posts: 12032
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:01 pm

Postby Age » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:34 pm

I won some of that stuff at the club meeting one night Shane, and i've put about quarter of a can in, and it did'nt have the same effect as the SubaruUpperEngineCleaner. For the sake of $6-7 i don't reckon its worth it..... ya just don't get that "running better" feeling from the car :D

00WReX
Impreza WRX Driver
Posts: 255
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:30 am
Location: Victoria. Australia.

Postby 00WReX » Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:41 am

Thanks Adrian....(BTW, you are tough to get hold of on the mobile during business hours :wink: )

User avatar
Age
S204 Driver
Posts: 12032
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:01 pm

Postby Age » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:10 am

00WReX wrote:Thanks Adrian....(BTW, you are tough to get hold of on the mobile during business hours :wink: )


Sorry mate.... i don't answer "private numbers" :P call ya today :D

User avatar
wt9bind
Learner Driver
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:39 am
Location: WA
Contact:

Postby wt9bind » Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:59 am

Just put another can through my car after 6000KM went from 440KM till empty (before first can) to 500KM till empty (1st Can) now just got 540 with 12 litres left in the tank after the 2nd can I wonder if I keep going, I may get 1000KM to a tank :lol:

00WReX
Impreza WRX Driver
Posts: 255
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:30 am
Location: Victoria. Australia.

Postby 00WReX » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:09 pm

wt9bind wrote:Just put another can through my car after 6000KM went from 440KM till empty (before first can) to 500KM till empty (1st Can) now just got 540 with 12 litres left in the tank after the 2nd can I wonder if I keep going, I may get 1000KM to a tank :lol:


:lol: You may get the monthly fuel bill down to $10, but the upper engine cleaner bill will be $100.

User avatar
Age
S204 Driver
Posts: 12032
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:01 pm

Postby Age » Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:32 pm

slavlazar wrote:just ordered mine from mrtrally
$19.80 delivered.....not bad :D

thanks for the info on it guys.....i'll try it out :D

DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you just got MRT'd.......$14 @ mentone Suabru, just flash the old membership card, or $16 without the card.

User avatar
TSMY04R
WRX STi Driver
Posts: 844
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:10 pm
Location: clipping an apex

Postby TSMY04R » Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:03 am

just did it on the MY04- the Subaru stuff -quite difficult to do- no easy connection to use to get to manifold, BUT...
Runs like a dream!
turbo kicks in much earlier, everything feels like less effort is required. I will definitely re-use this stuff, especially after track days.

I also used some Wynns carby and throttle body cleaner on the family vehicle- TJ V6 Magna- what a difference it made there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stellios
Learner Driver
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:51 pm

Postby stellios » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:45 pm

...and to think subaru dealers here in SYD charge like the proverbial wounded....for this 'special' service:

$110...!!............. :oops:

User avatar
andrew555
Blue Bugeye WRX Driver
Blue Bugeye WRX Driver
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:53 pm

Postby andrew555 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:39 pm

:)
Last edited by andrew555 on Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:21 am, edited 1 time in total.

00WReX
Impreza WRX Driver
Posts: 255
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:30 am
Location: Victoria. Australia.

Postby 00WReX » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:02 am

andrew555 wrote:One thing that is important to note when using this product is that when you are spraying in the first half of the can, you crank the engine (but don't let it start) best to disconnect the plug from the coil pack to prevent it from firing. The reason for this is that the product is much like oven cleaner and needs to have the cranking to suck it in through the intake runners and stick around the back of the valves. The foaming effect of the product can then set to work on the carbon on the valve stem and face. The real problem that this product is counteracting is the carbon build-up around the valves which leads to rough idling, poor fuel economy, less power etc. In extreme cases like 200+km cars that have never been to a dealer, the valves can stick open and prevent the car from starting. I'd also strongly recommend repeating this procedure with the second half of the can (not just spraying it through while it is running). I recently was involved in some boroscope testing with this product and we found that the product did very little if applied when the vehicle was running, as the majority of the product was burnt up too quickly to have a chance to act. hope this is helpful....


Good info 'andrew555'.
How effective did you find this product with your boroscope testing ?
Are you able to provide any details as to the testing/reasons/results etc.
Did you test the 'Subaru' stuff against any other product ? and if so are you able to provide details.
I would be interested in any details you are able to provide.
Cheers,
Shane

User avatar
andrew555
Blue Bugeye WRX Driver
Blue Bugeye WRX Driver
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:53 pm

Postby andrew555 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:55 pm

:?:
Last edited by andrew555 on Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:52 am, edited 1 time in total.

Return to “DIY Guides”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest