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Re: Carbon Buildup Preventative Maintenance

Subject: Re: Carbon Buildup Preventative Maintenance
From: "William M. Gilroy" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 11:09:14 -0400 wrote:
> Peter-
> Water injection is a very good remedy for "blasting" carbon build-up within
> cylinders.  That used to be a popular add on system to prevent pinging before
> the advent of knock sensors and electronic ignition.  I've heard a number of
> people comment that when they removed a head for a broken head gasket that
> the cylinder(s) that were adjacent to the break were very clean while the
> other cylinders had the usual carbon build-up.  I've also heard you can
> dribble a garden hose into the carb. while the engine is idling and this will
> have a similar effect.  You shoud probably change the oil after this, however.
> Greg Donati

My brother-in-law recommended using a glass of water and dribbling it in
slowly.  Claims it works.  His background is an owner of an auto parts
and been working on cars for 30 years.  I have never tried it, so YMMV.

Bill Gilroy

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