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#4648386 - 01/27/18 08:37 PM BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics)
jj51702 Offline


Registered: 10/07/16
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Loc: California
Hello fellow brethren
I took off the valve cover on my beemer and was blown away by how clean it is! However would u guys consider this the start of varnish? Would Techron take care of this lil bit of varnish? Or should I try zmax? Tig1 told me my 1k oci of Mobil 1 AP and Fram ultra bypass system is the reason my engine has remained this pristine. Your advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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#4648396 - 01/27/18 08:44 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
hemitom Offline


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you have bigger issues than varnish..
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#4648399 - 01/27/18 08:47 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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Registered: 01/01/18
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
That looks fantastic. I've never seen a BMW engine that clean.
You must've been changing the oil every 2000 miles with M1.

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#4648402 - 01/27/18 08:51 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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Whatever makes you happy! lol, Ouch! What year?





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#4648407 - 01/27/18 08:52 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
hemitom Offline


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try 50000k oci and report back!!
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#4648408 - 01/27/18 08:53 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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That sprocket on the right is pretty varnished up. Maybe a short oci with some Super Tech dinosaur juice,MMO,Sea Foam,and maybe a few bottles of Lucas thrown in to make up for the thinning effect of the MMO and Sea Foam. Idle the engine overnight while you're asleep,then wake up and shut her off to let her rest for a few minutes,then drive it like you stole it around the block a couple of times. This regiment should have all that varnish off asap.
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#4648409 - 01/27/18 08:54 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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I think it's really clean wink
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#4648415 - 01/27/18 09:01 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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Think I would put about 4 ounces of gasoline on the goo and light it up
Repeat until it is ash and then wipe it off with rags.
Few gallons of gas should take care of that problem
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#4648417 - 01/27/18 09:03 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
KL31 Offline


Registered: 06/03/16
Posts: 549
Loc: South OZ
I'd pour some gasoline over the affected parts as it's a good solvent. Then light it on fire. Make sure insurance policy covers fire and theft first.


Edited by KL31 (01/27/18 09:03 PM)
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#4648419 - 01/27/18 09:03 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
hemitom Offline


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I know exactly what you need !! The totally awesome engine flush.
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#4648425 - 01/27/18 09:12 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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It looks pretty good to me.
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#4648427 - 01/27/18 09:14 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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I bet it runs quiet.
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#4648433 - 01/27/18 09:20 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
irv Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
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The rest of your engines that you've removed the valve covers on look about equal.

I say keep up with whatever it is you're doing!
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#4648437 - 01/27/18 09:22 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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Must be a slow night?
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#4648450 - 01/27/18 09:40 PM Re: BMW- starting to see a bit of varnish (pics) [Re: jj51702]
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Nice......PP instead next time should do the trick.
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