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#4690692 - 03/10/18 04:38 PM Easy GDI
parshisa Offline


Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 526
Loc: TX
Have you guys heard about this? Looks...hmmm..questionable

https://team.valvoline.com/diy/help-prol...=general_market
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#4690717 - 03/10/18 05:08 PM Re: Easy GDI [Re: parshisa]
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Registered: 01/13/13
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Loc: Texas
If I had a GDI engine , I would probably look into this .
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#4690747 - 03/10/18 05:39 PM Re: Easy GDI [Re: parshisa]
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Registered: 09/23/14
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I don't like the idea of softening a load of carbon and passing it through the engine with a load of chemicals and then dumping it into the catalytic converter. Must be the potential here to scratch the bore and damage the CAT.

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#4690816 - 03/10/18 07:23 PM Re: Easy GDI [Re: parshisa]
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Didnít Ford prohibit these treatments in its TGDI engines? Iirc, the concern was dislodged bits of carbon damaging the downstream turbocharger.

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#4690823 - 03/10/18 07:30 PM Re: Easy GDI [Re: Danh]
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Registered: 11/18/17
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CRC has a this thing http://www.crcindustries.com/how-to-use-crc-gdi-ivd-intake-valve-turbo-cleaner/
but it just comes in a regular spray can. I am plan on implmenting this as regular maintenance, despite Ford's lack of approval.
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#4690850 - 03/10/18 07:54 PM Re: Easy GDI [Re: eyeofthetiger]
MuzzleFlash40 Offline


Registered: 06/20/11
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Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
CRC has a this thing http://www.crcindustries.com/how-to-use-crc-gdi-ivd-intake-valve-turbo-cleaner/
but it just comes in a regular spray can. I am plan on implmenting this as regular maintenance, despite Ford's lack of approval.



Been using it on our non turbo GDI once a year for the past few years. Works really well, puts on a heck of a show out the exhaust for a few miles, lol
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#4691071 - 03/11/18 04:31 AM Re: Easy GDI [Re: parshisa]
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So glad I have a port-injected engine.
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#4691073 - 03/11/18 04:34 AM Re: Easy GDI [Re: thunderfog]
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Registered: 12/11/13
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Originally Posted By: thunderfog
So glad I have a port-injected engine.


So glad I have a carb & modified crankcase ventilatin system, I'll bet anyone on here $1 that my inlet tract (post filter, pre inlet valve) is in the cleanest 3% of all board users.
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#4692928 - 03/12/18 08:50 PM Re: Easy GDI [Re: parshisa]
benjy Offline


Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 865
Loc: pa
not me but girlfriends 13 2.5L malibu is DI, + she drives slowly with many short trips said to be the worse along with turbo'd engines. shes at 50,xxx so far + all is good, but a bit of prevention is a good thing as well since thats pretty simple. thanks for the info.

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