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Old 07-08-2006, 03:07 AM
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diesel Purge

Ok so tomorrow im doing my first diesel purge on my 240D. i stoped by auto zone
tonight and got 2 bottles of "sea foam" is that an ok brand??


opinoins anyone?
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:34 AM
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No.

It will not work like diesel purge. Diesel Purge is a product name, not a procedure.

Dump 'em in your tank if you cant return them.
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:44 AM
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I found it costs me under $60 to clean the injectors and have them pressure and spray pattern tested and clean one of the faulty ones to get it right. Didn't need DP for that.
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:46 AM
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Give it a try, that stuff is magic, i'd drink the stuff if it wouldn't kill me
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Old 07-08-2006, 09:12 AM
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I used 2 cans in 2 cars to no effect at all
magic for the vendors perhaps

'symptoms' cured immediately with bio however
ymmv
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:19 AM
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I used 2 cans in 2 cars to no effect at all
magic for the vendors perhaps

'symptoms' cured immediately with bio however
ymmv
It depends on how far gone your injectors are. Sometimes, a flush will work and other times, you might have to take it out to be cleaned. My car ran smoother after I cleaned out the injectors. One of them was leaking and had poor spray pattern.

What symptoms? If it is cured, what happens when you go back to regular diesel? If it comes back, the issue was masked and not cured.
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:28 AM
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It depends on how far gone your injectors are. Sometimes, a flush will work and other times, you might have to take it out to be cleaned. My car ran smoother after I cleaned out the injectors. One of them was leaking and had poor spray pattern.

What symptoms? If it is cured, what happens when you go back to regular diesel? If it comes back, the issue was masked and not cured.
I have little doubt the injectors in both cars need cleaning/rebuilding (nailing at idle)
my only point was that in my case Diesel Purge was worthless
in the meantime the bio is nice
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:30 AM
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I have little doubt the injectors in both cars need cleaning/rebuilding (nailing at idle)
my only point was that in my case Diesel Purge was worthless
in the meantime the bio is nice
You might be right about that. If it needs to be removed and actually cleaned and disassembled, I don't think DP will help it.

So what are the symptoms that bio "cured"?
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Old 07-08-2006, 11:54 AM
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nailing at idle

engine knock at idle - stopped w/biodiesel
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:47 PM
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on the back of the bottol it has different ways to use it, either in the crank case, added to the fuel, or uswe it threw the injectors to clean carbon. i hope it works the same way
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:26 PM
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I ran 2 cans straight in a 'loop' bypassing the tank
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