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Offline McDoof

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Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« on: April 13, 2017, 01:36:51 pm »
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Offline DTM

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 08:32:47 am »
I don't know about this particular method but but in S.A a company called Carbon Doctor have been doing carbon cleaning for a number of years with great results. My DTM had a carbon clean from them the valves were caked up after clean they looked bran new. DTM also ran smoother and felt stronger was money well spent for around $250 if I convert.

This is who I used. www.carbondoctor.co.za
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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 11:19:53 am »
colour me skeptical on using hydrogen to blast away carbon buildup

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carbondoctor on the other hand uses a proven media cleaning methodology.

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 08:36:56 pm »
Agreed, only way I could see it working is if the hydrogen burned and the water/steam cleaned the components - I know water injection is supposed to help keep the engine internals clean.
That said, as petroleum fuels are primarily made up of carbon-hydrogen molecules that burn to form carbon dioxide and water vapour, I'm not sure about the difference?

However, if it works, it works, so who cares how it does so?
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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 09:43:04 am »
I tried to have a look into the walnut shell blasting method a while ago but it seems there are no options in NZ. Only BMWorkshop do it and only for BMW cars it seems.
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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 11:11:24 am »
Pity that BMW are the only ones with the walnut solution. The TFSI motors are the worst in carbon buildup vs other manufacturer motors.

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 07:17:00 pm »
Any of you looked at the Seafoam stuff, seems to be quite popular in Yankland?
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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 08:04:38 am »
Any of you looked at the Seafoam stuff, seems to be quite popular in Yankland?
I've used seafoam regularly in my mk4 and then mk5. you do notice a slight improvement but its short lived. best thing to do is have it cleaned properly, and fit a water meth kit (so say the yanks) or catch can.
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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 10:16:29 am »
I tried to have a look into the walnut shell blasting method a while ago but it seems there are no options in NZ. Only BMWorkshop do it and only for BMW cars it seems.

been looking into the validity of acquiring the walnut blasting tools and offering this as a service. But so far costs are still prohibiting the tool purchase.
Due to not being crazy busy with carbon cleaning yet.

This is why we are still perform manual carbon cleaning on all the cars we do.
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Offline McDoof

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 10:54:55 am »
The BMW one is not too bad.
Probably engine specific fitting on that
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/carbon-blaster-tool/81292208034

Or this one for around US$500 if you got VAG Specific, otherwise a few more $$$ to cover other engine models.
http://thegermantooltruck.com/product/gt-nblaster/

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
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Offline McDoof

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 08:44:08 pm »
Nope. Still looking into it
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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2017, 11:03:04 pm »
The more I look into this, the less likely it becomes I would even try it. The people advertising it and those posting on forums in favour of it talk about stuff coming out of the exhaust. I'd go as far as to say, those posting on forums saying they have seen huge improvement in mileage, noise and performance, are fake/planted reviews.  :-[ All I know is I have a turbo and some catalytic converters between my engine and the tail pipe. I'd hate to see what those would look like after meeting up with all of my intake carbon. I bet my turbo would love some carbon for breakfast.
Anyway. I've ordered a $8 endoscope to have a look down intake to see how bad it looks. If it looks like my old GDi Legnum did, it's time for a manual clean
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Offline dummer

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 11:36:03 pm »
I gave it a go last week because I lost my triple square 10 and I'm over taking the header off to clean(it's the amount of tissue I need to use make me feel bad).
It did feel the car pull stronger/crisper off the line but the turbo noise became more noticeable than before. They said it will improve mileage but I haven't driven enough to tell.
Impression is it may be like sea foam which is only a short term thing. But time will tell.

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Re: Hydrogen Carbon Clean?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 02:56:01 pm »
Got a cheap endoscope and had a peek into my intake. Looks like I'll be giving it a clean soon. It looks pretty dirty in there.
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