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Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:37 pm
by joey99
OK. Thanks Adrian! :roll:

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:20 am
by TSMY04R
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.

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:42 pm
by Age
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

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:01 pm
by ultimate_kenz
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..

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:16 pm
by Age
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

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:00 pm
by ultimate_kenz
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...

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:46 am
by 00WReX
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

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:34 pm
by Age
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

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:41 am
by 00WReX
Thanks Adrian....(BTW, you are tough to get hold of on the mobile during business hours :wink: )

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:10 am
by Age
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

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:59 am
by wt9bind
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:

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:09 pm
by 00WReX
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.

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:32 pm
by Age
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.

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:03 am
by TSMY04R
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:45 pm
by stellios
...and to think subaru dealers here in SYD charge like the proverbial wounded....for this 'special' service:

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

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:39 pm
by andrew555
:)

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:02 am
by 00WReX
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

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:55 pm
by andrew555
:?: