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Old 04-17-2004, 06:58 PM   #41
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David,how did you introduce the water into the throttle body?
I took my IceMan air intake system off and slowly poured the water with my right hand while revving the engine with my left hand. Admittedly some of the water was not making it into the throttle body; it was going down onto the things below and then onto the ground. I'm telling you, the engine jumped around like it was freaking out on drugs or something!

Maybe I didn't use enough water...?
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it again in a few weeks, just be ready to nudge that throttle a bit more
Well, it was a bit scary doing this and I probably won't try it again.

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Old 04-17-2004, 07:06 PM   #42
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Sounds like I won't be trying it either!
If this is such a great idea,why don't all the dealers offer it as a service.
Makes you wonder.......

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Old 04-18-2004, 03:12 PM   #43
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Because they can sell you gas additives that they don't have to do anything about, except pour it in, and tell you come back on the next tank to "Make sure" the deposit's gone....they lose no time, and you think you're gettin' something great for your car...they walk out with 40 bucks and 3 minutes of work, as opposed to 40 bucks and less half an hour of work...I aimed a funnel in there, and just poured...got my SES light, just disconnected the batt, and i was off, driving again...it's called a a full fuel line flush or something...at the dealer

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Old 04-18-2004, 03:39 PM   #44
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Splat,you aimed your funnel and just poured.Poured the water in,or a gas line cleaner?

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Old 04-18-2004, 11:21 PM   #45
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water...some of those fuel line flush are flammable, and therefore it is ill-advised...water does exactly what those would do, except remove water from the fuel tank...i aimed the funnel inwards (big one, so i wasn't afraid of it getting sucked in), and just kinda poured it with one hand, other one controlling the throttle...

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Old 04-18-2004, 11:30 PM   #46
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Does doing this mean some of the water can get fed back into the fuel line?

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Old 04-19-2004, 02:23 AM   #47
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no...all that water will be induced into your combustion chambers and changed to steam, clean some of the gunk out, and blow by and out the back...you don't have to worry about any of it going into your fuel lines...remember this wont clean your fuel injectors though...so you may want to run a bottle of techron through the vehicle too...

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Old 04-19-2004, 09:35 PM   #48
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yeah, what splat said. its pretty time consuming, and it would be a bigger hassle to take your car out back with a jug of water and sit over it pouring water in.

especially since, you know, if they're in a hurry and mess up, no more engine. that wouldn't be too good.

but I see where you're coming from David. it was a bit frightening. I don't know how often ill be doing it, but I wouldn't tell anyone not to do it...

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Old 04-22-2004, 08:43 PM   #49
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I kind of performed this procedure by accident!

I have a cold air intake in my car and was driving about 3 hours at around 80mph on the highway in very bad rain. My air filter is in a location where it gets hit with a lot of water. When I got to my destination the car stalled on me. It happened the second I got off the highway and into a gas station. When I'd crank it it produced a lot of white smoke and had some trouble starting. I just let it sit for a few minutes, thinking the engine was hot and maybe it would evaporate any water in there. I tried again a few minutes later and the car started up with no problems and never had a problem since.

At first I thought I had hydrolocked the engine. I knew I hadn't sucked up any standing water and the only water that could have made it into the engine were the small drips that the intake was able to vacuum up. I was still worried though.

From reading this post I now think that if I'm driving a long distance on highways in the rain it's smarter to rev the engine a little when I stop and let it turn any water into steam.

I have never met anyone with a CAI that had this condition, so it was probably a freak incident. It also does fine with normal city driving or even an hour/hour and a half of highway driving in the rain. Needless to say, I don't want it to happen again. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to solve it. There isn't any room under the hood of the L to route a Cold Air Intake anyone else. I'm leaning toward just disconnecting the CAI and using a filter on a short pipe under the hood if I'm ever driving long distance in the rain.

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Old 09-06-2004, 01:30 AM   #50
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Now when you say denatured alcohol, is that like alcohol for wounds? Could you be more specific on this please? Ive noticed some problems and im probably gonna jump on this project tomarrow before work.

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Old 09-06-2004, 05:30 AM   #51
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It's Ethyl alcohol. Sometimes found in windshield washer fluid.

http://www.antigravitygear.com/denatured_alcohol.html

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Old 09-08-2004, 06:13 PM   #52
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this sounds like a good thing to do after cleanin the throttle body, if u do it on the car at least. get down all that crap u just cleaned.

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Old 09-16-2004, 11:08 AM   #53
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Sounds interesting..

I will tackle this tonight.. Now will this help with sticking piston rings? I have tried the Piston ring soak with MMO, and B-12 BarryMans.

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Old 09-16-2004, 03:16 PM   #54
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i did this a lil while ago...didnt really get the efdfect everyone else did...i got a lil steam, sputterin quite a bit, nothin outa the tailpipe. i can see s slight difference in the engine smoothness tho, i will prolly do it again soon. one thing of advise, wear a glove or sumptin cause holdion the TB open and having that release air off the manifold kinda suks..;.

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Old 09-16-2004, 03:20 PM   #55
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Perhaps you should drain your oil and see if the water ended up in the crankcase.Don't think you should see steam coming out the valve cover!
You are a brave soul,I give you credit for trying this,I hope it's done no harm to the internals though...

and although this was to sumone else, it still pertains. my oil did seem a lil watery, so take heed ppl

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I have a replacement tube that connects to the side of the valve cover. (DOHC) and while doing this the tub poped from the plug wire I proped it on and the steam got me right between the index and middle finger nuckle.. Hurts..

I had some good white and blue smoke comming out.. Nice round spot of carbon on the ground too.

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did u keep the engine stutterin the whole time buzz?? or did u let it gurgle, get back normal, and do it again?

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Stumble the whole time. I didn't let it go down then clear out...

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ahh, maybe thats were i went wrong, i let it stumble, then recover, then stumble and so on....

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Can you get a 2nd person?

I had my wife help me. she sat in the car and held the gas between 2000-2500 RPMS.

Once you get the water at a good rate and the 2nd person keep the throttle between that. you'll start to see the bugs flying around start to clear out from the smoke and steam.

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