Carbon Removal - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-11-2011, 03:49 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Trophy Club, TX
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Carbon Removal

I know I have read of a process on these forums about a carbon removal process to remove coking from the exhaust system. I can't for the life of me find it through the search. Does anyone know the process, machine used, or am I just crazy?

The dealer wants to take my manifold off to clean carbon buildup in a very labor intensive process. I swear I had read about a system that literally blows the carbon out of the truck.

Thanks for any info.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-11-2011, 04:35 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Linfield, PA
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
this thread?
Fords new carbon cleaning process???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-11-2011, 04:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Trophy Club, TX
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You are my hero!

Thank you very much, really started to think I had gone crazy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-11-2011, 11:13 AM
Super Moderator


 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,968
Thanks: 3
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
When I checked on it it was crazy expensive to have done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 05-11-2011, 01:08 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Trophy Club, TX
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It doesn't sound cheap. Best price locally I have found is $500 from a kind shady place, and $700 at a place I am comfortable with. Compared to the dealer wanting $1200 to remove and steam the manifold it is a tough one.

I am sure the BG system is great, but I bet it can't beat removing and steaming the manifold. My million dollar question right now is it worth $500.

Hopefully my dealer will come down quite a bit and make the decision easy for me. If not, I just might park the truck until I can snag a day off work, and tear into it myself and delete the EGR while I am at it. Even though I have never tackled a project that big, I figure I can't mess up worse than my dealer.

Just crazy carbon can cause so many issues in exhaust.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 05-11-2011, 02:14 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sassamansville, Pa
Posts: 9,622
Thanks: 84
Thanked 179 Times in 143 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
When I had my intake off, I soaked it at work in the parts cleaner (Safety- Kleen). Then used a 2" round nylon brush and cleaned the heck out of it. Then used acetone to get it really clean. Took me a couple of hours to get it spotless, but it can be done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 05-11-2011, 02:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 204
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah I went through 9 cans of carb cleaner. It took forever but man it runs so much better. Worth taking it off and cleaning if your having issues. I would then delete that crap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 05-12-2011, 05:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Trophy Club, TX
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Looks like I am going to be doing this myself. Dealer didn't budge on price, but they did say they would throw in a turbo cleaning as well. Still didn't help, considering for $1200, $1150 of it was labor.

I hope to get this done this weekend or Memorial Day, and save myself $1150 in the process.

Does anyone know how much more work is it to get to the EGR cooler once the manifold is off? I can't imagine much, but have no clue. Now I just have to make my mind up if I definitely want to delete and deal with the check engine light, or replace with a bulletproof cooler.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 05-12-2011, 05:41 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: East tn
Posts: 1,111
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
if you don't have emissions tests, get rid of it. You will do all that work for nothing. Or at least make a sneaky pipe and bypass it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 05-12-2011, 05:49 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Trophy Club, TX
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I don't have emissions to worry about, but I do have the 13 part extended ford plan. If I delete it, I lose that or have to cash in what's left. If I replace with the bulletproof, I at least have that warranty for 12 other parts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors