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Old 07-24-2017, 09:35 PM   #1
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anyone ever walnut blast their own intake valves?

looking to do this soon since my car is getting close to 55k. ecs tuning sells a kit. anyone use it?
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:15 AM   #2
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Nope, not me.

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Try it out and report back..
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:21 AM   #3
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maybe talk to Jay he does a lot of work on these cars.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:43 AM   #4
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I looked into it. I don't like the idea of spending that much on what is essentially a single-use tool, so I think you're better off just paying a shop to do it.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:56 AM   #5
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..I did it to mine... its not as bad as you think it is.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:02 PM   #6
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I looked into it. I don't like the idea of spending that much on what is essentially a single-use tool, so I think you're better off just paying a shop to do it.
I don't know.... 2 TSi's at the house plus a couple buddies of mine... might pay off in the long run knowing stealership charges mucho for the work... hmmm long term investment pays off
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:43 PM   #7
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dealer wanted $800 for it. dont feel like buying a tool that ill use maybe once ever either.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:09 PM   #8
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dealer wanted $800 for it. dont feel like buying a tool that ill use maybe once ever either.
well if you buy your own you'll be able to do it 3x based on what the dealer charges no? It's something i'm considering to try on my own as i'm sure i'll be replacing the intake soon as the runners crap out. itching to try doing it on my own
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:25 AM   #9
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..I did it to mine... its not as bad as you think it is.
I just think it's not worth buying the media blasting equipment if I'm only going to use it once.


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Makes more sense for you. I've just got the one car that might need it, so I'll only have occasion to use it once. For the $250 plus media, plus having another big tool taking up storage space, I'd rather just get in there with picks and brushes if I'm going to do the job myself.

Does that BMW vacuum attachment fit our cars, too? I would have thought the ports were a different size/shape.
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I just think it's not worth buying the media blasting equipment if I'm only going to use it once.
I mean... then dont buy it?
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:14 AM   #11
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...gaAq0VEALw_wcB

ECS also sells a kit
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I hadn't my valves cleaned about 4 months ago. Guy said that the walnut makes a mess everywhere. He uses brushes only.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:39 AM   #13
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I would say it's worth getting. I do italian tune ups to burn off carbon, but this tool is on my wishlist. It works on all direct-injection cars, you would probably end up using it a few times unless you just lease.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:03 PM   #14
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I would say it's worth getting. I do italian tune ups to burn off carbon, but this tool is on my wishlist. It works on all direct-injection cars, you would probably end up using it a few times unless you just lease.
those types of tune ups dont work for carbon lol. But yeah
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