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Old 12-15-2017, 01:52 PM   #547
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Well thatís good news! Do you drive it like you stole it frequently?
No, not really. I enjoy a nice on-ramp blast as much as anyone, but the majority of my 40mile commute, each way, is spent cruising at 65mph or so.

I try to keep it civil around town, with the exception being underpasses. I can't resist a nice tuned DSG crack out the AWE exhaust when those come.
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:58 PM   #548
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No, not really. I enjoy a nice on-ramp blast as much as anyone, but the majority of my 40mile commute, each way, is spent cruising at 65mph or so.



I try to keep it civil around town, with the exception being underpasses. I can't resist a nice tuned DSG crack out the AWE exhaust when those come.


Good taste in exhaust! DSG tuned as well with a AWE turbo back and it sounds incredible in those situations. Actually any situation is a good situation to hear it crack. Lol.


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Old 01-13-2018, 04:18 PM   #549
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I got the Wynn's gdi kit that I'm going to try soon. It has the decarb foam, gas additive, asnd the clean sweep. The foam goes it, you do a hot soak for 10 minutes and then do it again until the can is gone. The theory sounds interesting and possibly useful, we'll see how it does.

Anyone else have experience using this stuff? How did you use it? What were your results?
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:53 AM   #550
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Before forking cash out to clean valves that don't need it, I'd like to inspect with my borescope. Where's the best place to insert it?

I'm thinking of taking the throttle body off and going in through there.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:02 AM   #551
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Before forking cash out to clean valves that don't need it, I'd like to inspect with my borescope. Where's the best place to insert it?

I'm thinking of taking the throttle body off and going in through there.
Going through throttle body should work. Will be some interferences though. How many miles on car? I cleaned mine at 81,000 miles and they were nasty!
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:50 PM   #552
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So Iím pretty sure my second water pump is failing again. At about 34k miles would it even be worth a carbon cleaning since the manifold would be off? Otherwise would I just have the send pictures of the valves to see what they look like?


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Old 01-17-2018, 12:45 AM   #553
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So Iím pretty sure my second water pump is failing again. At about 34k miles would it even be worth a carbon cleaning since the manifold would be off? Otherwise would I just have the send pictures of the valves to see what they look like?


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When my third one went out just before the recall notice I asked if the dealership could snap and few pictures of the valves just out of curiosity. I was told the dealership does not remove the intake manifold to replace the water pump. Most DIY typically do though.
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When my third one went out just before the recall notice I asked if the dealership could snap and few pictures of the valves just out of curiosity. I was told the dealership does not remove the intake manifold to replace the water pump. Most DIY typically do though.


Good to know! Thanks for the feedback. Interesting that they donít.


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When my third one went out just before the recall notice I asked if the dealership could snap and few pictures of the valves just out of curiosity. I was told the dealership does not remove the intake manifold to replace the water pump. Most DIY typically do though.
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Good to know! Thanks for the feedback. Interesting that they donít.


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My dealership does remove the intake manifold to replace the water pump and asked if I wanted the valves cleaned for $180 since most of the labor is already being covered under warranty for the water pump.
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Going through throttle body should work. Will be some interferences though. How many miles on car? I cleaned mine at 81,000 miles and they were nasty!
79k! I thrash the crap out of the car and run 98 oct fuel so hoping the buildup should be quite low
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79k! I thrash the crap out of the car and run 98 oct fuel so hoping the buildup should be quite low
US 93 is the same as EU's 98 if you consider the RON vs AKI Octane rating. Gas shouldn't have a huge impact but trashing the crap out of the car could help aka Italian tune-up to blow out all that carbon.
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US 93 is the same as EU's 98 if you consider the RON vs AKI Octane rating. Gas shouldn't have a huge impact but trashing the crap out of the car could help aka Italian tune-up to blow out all that carbon.
Once it sticks to the valves, there really is no "blowing out carbon". It's a chemical reaction to the steel on the valves that causes the buildup
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