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An article for us DI/GDI owners #4654989
02/03/18 04:03 PM
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Speak2Mountain Offline OP
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Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4655017
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Good read. I did not know coking up the intake and valves was happening at such low mileage.

Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: UberArchetype] #4655028
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I didn't either. Makes me rethink my choice of lighter oils

Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4655037
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Call me a skeptic, but...

A guy who runs an auto shop in a town of less than 2,000 is now an expert on the following:

Why auto manufacturers are migrating to smaller engines - The gubbermint.
Why Ford is better at GDI - They ran the EcoBoost V6 at Baja.
Why GM isn't good at GDI - They test their GDI engines at road courses, which has a lot of WOT and doesn't translate to the real world.
What causes LSPI - Fuel injection doesn't have an "accelerator pump" function and this causes bits of carbon to flake.

Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4655042
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I don't like some of the generalizations that guy made, but I get his point. I do plan on using an intake valve cleaning product. It can work as a preventative, but not a cure for a trashed engine
I always avoid lugging my little Ecoboost engine, and I will stick to a 5,000 mile OCI on full synthetic. The PCV system seems adequate to me. I'll see what happens.


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Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: MrHorspwer] #4655180
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Originally Posted By: MrHorspwer
Call me a skeptic, but...

A guy who runs an auto shop in a town of less than 2,000 is now an expert on the following:


So, the town size is the differentiator of whether you are intelligent or dumb?


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Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4655193
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So are the "coking" problems worse with turbocharged engines? The author seems to be going that way early in the article.


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Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4655196
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Wow. My EB F150 just turned 113k miles and seems to run just fine. I guess I better start saving some money to overhaul the top end. I wonder if KJSmith had to do anything to his high mileage F150s.....


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Re: An article for us DI/GDI owners [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4655216
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My Mazdaspeed 3 was running great at 158k when I flipped it for the 2er; I never touched the intake or the intake valves.


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