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August 24, 2016, 07:09 PM #0

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My car's got 150k kms and carbon build up is a common issue. Idle's been a little rough. I'm looking to tune it soon and would rather data log on an engine that can actually breathe.

Would prefer to have a shop that could do it with leaving the head installed and just removing the intake manifold.

I know it's also a common issue on BMW's so maybe a specialty shop?
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    August 24, 2016, 07:36 PM #1

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      August 24, 2016, 07:54 PM #2

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      That's only if you pull the head off. Walnut blasting you you can leave the head on just making sure the intake valves are closed. The results are great.

      Before and after.



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        August 25, 2016, 09:17 AM #3

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        How do you get all the blasting media back out of the head with the head on the engine still?
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          August 25, 2016, 12:15 PM #4

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          Originally posted by IanB
          How do you get all the blasting media back out of the head with the head on the engine still?

          Compressed air and a vacuum. The valves are closed so it really doesn't make it far.
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            August 25, 2016, 12:52 PM #5

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            I hear @themikewoo likes blasting his walnuts at intakes. Maybe he can help you out!
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              August 25, 2016, 01:19 PM #6

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              Originally posted by jordisonjr
              I hear @themikewoo likes blasting his walnuts at intakes. Maybe he can help you out!
              Quoted for the truth. I'm getting older so I can't last that long and need lube.

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                Originally posted by themikewoo
                Quoted for the truth. I'm getting older so I can't last that long and need lube.

                I got you covered @themikewoo

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                  Found a guy locally that has a sand blaster and the media that he's willing to lend me.
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