Steam cleaning the intake - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-12-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,460
Country: United States
Location: north east PA
Steam cleaning the intake

I once came across this method of cleaning the intake.

Remove the intake from the throttle body.
With engine warmed up and running, use a spray bottle to squirt water into the throttle body.

Supposedly, the resulting steam will remove deposits. With care, it seems pretty simple and straight forward. You would probably want to use distilled/DI water to avoid mineral build up. I saw a post which said that the carbon flaking off could clog the cat. converter.

Has anyone tried this? Is the cat clogging a real risk, and how big of one? Besides the cat, any other possible risks?

I ran a can of Seafoam through it before changing the spark plugs, but there is still some of the vulcan pingy under heavy load. A Ford TSB calls for using 3 cans of cleaner, but also says to replace the plugs after, because of fouling. So, I'm thinking of giving this a try before the next oil change.
__________________

trollbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
kamesama980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 742
Country: United States
Location: Columbus, IN, USA
Send a message via AIM to kamesama980 Send a message via Yahoo to kamesama980
if seafoam doesn't clean it up, I don't think water will. maybe an additional treatment of seafoam? you also have to look at how you're introducing the seafoam... at least in my engine, the best place is the EVAP vacuum hose to the throttle body as any other hoses will introduce it unevenly and the car won't run at all without the intake pipes intact because of the AFM.
__________________
-Russell
1991 Toyota Pickup 22R-E 2.4 I4/5 speed
1990 Toyota Cressida 7M-GE 3.0 I6/5-speed manual
mechanic, carpenter, stagehand, rigger, and know-it-all smartass
"You don't get to judge me for how I fix what you break"
kamesama980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Diesel in N. Texas? JudisJetta General Fuel Topics 7 05-28-2010 09:55 AM
Sort on Hybrid Vehicles mikeg Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 01-12-2010 06:21 PM
Gallons per Mile? nerb Fuelly Web Support and Community News 1 11-12-2008 04:33 AM
trihybrid bike CoyoteX People Powered 8 11-08-2007 06:22 PM
Throttle spring...pedal vs RPM? ZugyNA General Fuel Topics 17 08-01-2006 05:17 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.