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Old 02-04-2013, 05:38 AM
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Additives and ideas to clean cylinders and injectors

Just thinking outloud here... Does anyone run a tank of say all diesel with a good amount of additives or cleaners every so often in attempts to keep the cylinders and injectors clean? Just wondering if anyone has experience in trying to keep there motor as clean as possible. I'm getting ready to start driving 100 miles a day and I'm really gaining interest in alternative fuels...
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:41 AM
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I run 2 cycle oil and archoil in my fuel. Guess if I dont have to pull/replace the injectors anytime soon Ill know how good it works.
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Depending on which alternative fuel you plan to run, there are some solutions to the common problem.

With respect to WVO, water/meth injection is widely used in Europe, and is becoming widely accepted here as a solution to keep cyliners, valve train, etc clean while burning WVO.

As far as WMO, ATF and and blends there of, I will not recomend or comment on them.
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Water injection will do a fine job of steam cleaning your engine.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:42 AM
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Water injection is used a lot - especially by those who have ring gumming or crankcase back pressure problems. For an occasional cleanout - mineral ATF is used
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I have seen many say that water injection will steam clean the injectors and calendars. I am on board with the theory and it makes perfect sense. Now has anyone actually seen it work? or know that it works like the theory says?

I am planning on adding a water kit soon (been saying that for a year or 3 now...) to help with EGTs when pulling the camper and to hopefully help clean my motor/injectors.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:11 AM
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Tubular - have a look at www.vegetableoildiesel.co.uk - lot of guys there done/use it
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If I was still running WVO, I would be running water/meth.
I know a guy who is having his second "Head Job" from running WVO.
He has a 30 FPHE and coolant/VO temp guages. He knows better than idleing for extended periods of time and does have the Ford AIC.

Just saying. THats the second time for him at $2500/each time. Valves not sealing and busting push rods. Coking from VO, is what Im thinking.
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hey vegginpsd - do you know about how many miles he has between head jobs (haha that sounds dirty!)?

Does he pull with his truck or is it just a grocery getter?
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hey vegginpsd - do you know about how many miles he has between head jobs (haha that sounds dirty!)?

Does he pull with his truck or is it just a grocery getter?
Im guessing somewhere in the 75K plus mile interval, and it is a grocery getter. Oddly, its not injector issues, but valve and push rod problems. I think he would benefit greatly from water/meth injection.

It would also be fun to inspect the rings and see if the issue goes that deep.........? One would think it would......?
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