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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old December 24th, 2013, 06:19   #16
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With the ULSD, I doubt you'd need much of a maintenance cleaning.

Before cleaning.


After cleaning +60,000 miles.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 06:21   #17
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I would tend to agree, BUT the CR EGR systems may be a bit more fussy. Plus, looking at the cutaway of the new engine's integral intake/charge air cooler it looks like a periodic cleansing may be a good prophylactic item.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 06:33   #18
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Do you guys think that even if the ULSD fuel tends to leave less junk in the intakes, that there's a motor that tends to get more dirty than others(average driver, average miles, average everything)?
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Old December 24th, 2013, 06:38   #19
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I don't think it is as huge an issue as you are making it out to be, clearly water injection setups aren't out there destroying anything.

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Unless I misunderstand water injection works similarly to a fuel injector in that the water is atomized in the intake where it then evaporates instantly. That evaporation takes heat away (heat is required for the state change of the water) and gives a more dense air charge. Because the water is already atomized and then evaporates no liquid water reaches the engine.

Go find an engine with a dripping injector from using unheated WVO and you'll see what liquid does to an engine...
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Old January 17th, 2018, 17:29   #20
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What 'cleaner' were you referring to using in this post, to be clear. Thanks.


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I'll send this over, install it and try the 'cleaner' on your car, then let us know how it goes.

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Old January 17th, 2018, 18:42   #21
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looks like another gimmic that does no real benefits.

a chemical solution will never solve a physical problem.
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Old January 17th, 2018, 19:20   #22
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for one almost anything sprayed down a diesels intake can burn, hence rev the engine up, w/o any type of governor.
i removed the intake, had my shop chem clean it, took 24hrs to do. carefully cleaned the intake runners in head, 1- only clean a runner if that valve is closed, i think a few months ago lisa did this, had a load of soot end up in 1 or more cylinders, she couldnt turn engine over(by hand), because of this(letting an open valve let soot into cyl(s)), she had to pull the head. clean intake runners, and with valve still closed!, take a vac and get as much of that stuff out as you can. new intake gasket, probably need a new egr upper gasket as well, and its pretty good. to complete the job, i had my head off, fashioned an egr block off blank/plate, and should have no-0- recirculation in the intake now. theres a couple of places you can put a block off plate, i put mine on the exhaust manifold, before,@first flex pipe, for this place head needs to come off, engine is built just for that, so you cannt by-pass emissions. or another good place, the 1st flex pipe, going into the cooler, before the cooler.
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Old January 18th, 2018, 08:15   #23
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What 'cleaner' were you referring to using in this post, to be clear. Thanks.
Please read the thread from the beginning. Thanks.
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TL;DR version: it's from 2013... about a product that was evidently discontinued shortly after introduction, because too many folks were blowing up engines.
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HAHAHA, i never look at dates until its too late. Facepalm.jpg
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