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TD4 Inlet manifold cleaning - engine de-coke

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by dan1985, Jul 22, 2012.

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  1. dan1985

    dan1985 New Member

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    After bypassing my EGR I noticed that the inlet manifold had about 10mm of sludge inside it. I have been looking at ways to clean it and came across some people using brake fluid.
    I have also heard of people using brake fluid to de-coke the engine, by pouring it into the air intake or atomizing it with a spray gun.
    Does anyone think the brake fluid can de-coke the engine and would they suggest using it on a TD4.
    If I was to clean the Inlet manifold with brake fluid I i could leave some excess fluid in the manifold that should then be blown into the engine and de-coke it.
     
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    disco_mikey Active Member

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    It sounds like you should leave well alone...

    You can do a lot more damage than good, especially leaving fluid in the inlet manifold...
     
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    I used oven cleaner works great .
    I done that last year and have had no problems
     
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    :DI just cleaned mine with diesel!
     
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    brake fluid does strip paint
     
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    Oven cleaner the petrol with a wag cleans up lovely The wife said if only i could clean the oven with such care :D:D:D
     
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    Lakeland do a gel carbon cleaner that's the best thing I've used for cleaning the oven (my job at home unfortunately)
     
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    i ahve the same problem with mine but if you put brake cleaner in the engine it will wash the bores and cause all sorts of problems....... i removed my inlet manifold and cleaned it on the bench mate.. much safer!!!
     
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    Jeep used to recommend using brake fluid!
     
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    done mine last year, mr muscle, bottle brush and elbow grease.

    The black carbon ****e that comes off will be lots, also make sure that you do not need to go in the house for anything, cos you'll only tread the said black **** all over the front room carpet. Blaming the 5 year old is no good, he doesnt have size 10 boots, it costs me a new carpet too, this **** doesnt come out of a red carpet.
     
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    pmsl:d
     
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    As posted in the EGR thread, I sealed the EGR hole in the manif temporarily then spooned in dishwasher powder and poured in boiling water. Repeated three times, very effective grease destroyer ! Obvs the manif was off the car :p
     
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