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#1 Old 03-16-2004, 01:35 AM
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motorvac? terraclean?

so,

my engine isn't running so hot as it used to....go figure

i keep seeing ads and signs for 'motorvac' and 'terraclean' fuel services. they are supposed to clean out the fuel system and injectors and such from deposits. sounds logical.....so i inquire, and lo-and-behold, they 'recommend' it....

has anyone out there had these services?
any reviews? bits of wisom?

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#2 Old 03-16-2004, 03:45 AM
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look for BG services in your area.

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I went to the Nissan dealer yesterday and had they Nissan Engine Fog service preformed. Took about 1 1/2 hours and it cleaned out lots and lots of carb. Car feels much better, idles smoother, and the power seems (butt dyno) smoother. Its been about 50 miles and the CEL for EGR has not come back on yet (knock on wood). Service was $139.95.

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I just learned about this service myself through a forum for my other car. I've got no experience with it myself but am in awe based on what I've read. Supposedly, Pat Goss from Motorweek has featured it on his show a couple of times and recommends periodic treatment every 35K or so. For what it's worth, here's a link to that thread, LOTS of posts with about 2 years worth of testimonials.

http://impalassforum.com/noncgi/ulti...;f=33;t=002148

Sounds too good to be true, huh? I'm gonna do some more reading up on it, was hoping to find more here. Unless I find a lot of negatives, I think I'm gonna take the plunge and give it a try on my 94 GXE with 96,000 miles on it, assuming I can find a shop nearby with the equipment.

Oh yeah, the thread refers specifically to the Motorvac Carbonclean system. Looks like cost runs anywhere from $75 to $200 depending on how much solution they run through your system. Other recommendations from the thread:

- make sure they use the proper solution, normally labelled either "Motorvac" or "Carbonclean" or some reference to "Parker" (the manufacturer).

- baby your car after the treatment, 1 or 2 days, because there is still some residual solution at work.

Here's another good link:

http://www.theautochannel.com/conten.../motorvac.html

Like I said, I've got absolutely no personal experience with the system, just repeating a common theme I stumbled across. And as that last link states, the procedure will "restore performance, restore smoothness, and restore efficiency".

Good luck, I'm curious to hear what kind of results you get regardless of the method used.

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good article maybe I will give it a try in the next month.

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To echo Decoy's post, check out this thread. More good info:

http://www.altimas.net/forum/showthr...injector+clean

All about the BG system. About $100. Good results.


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