2nd Gen "How To" This is a How-To on Removing the Carbon Build-up, the right way.

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After reading a few posts on cleaning the valves, I didn't see where anyone had done a full writeup on the procedure. I figured I would jump in...
By texasmontego · Feb 2, 2018 ·
  1. texasmontego

    texasmontego New Member

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    Someone pointed me to this page over on the site for a commercial entity named etuners.

    I don't know enough enough about the carbon issue myself to comment on this fix. Those of you with some experience in this area are encouraged to chime in please.
     
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    Interesting..... :popcorn:
     
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    Looks interesting but I thought hey were going to recommend using Walnut oil.:lol::devil::lol:
     
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    I will await the opinion from Metalman Chuck.
     
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    Seems like this performs the same function as the BSH boost tap plug. Also, this would only appear to work with N14 MINI engines as the N18 doesn't have a PCV return hose above the intake manifold.
     
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    Went with the BSH and Defenders of Speed solution for feeding the Seafoam as needed.

    This looks simple but if it was that simple, it would have been part of the original engineering. IMO.

    Don
     
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    How has that worked for you Don? I saw that & thought it might be a good option, but haven't found any user comments on its success.
     
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    ^^^ This.....
    Doesn't fix the problem, just delays it.....
    It basically turns your IC into a very effective OCC that you can't manually drain.... Unless you consider that it self drains into the intake and still ends up coating the valves. This basically converts the PCV system on the N14 engine to operate the same as the N18..... You really need to capture the oil fumes not just reroute it...
     
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    Very well and the dual tap is used for the feed valve. First usage got some smoke and a little bit of off power for the first 5 miles.

    Once the carbon bits were blown out, all is well. I suspected I was pretty carbon free since most of my 43K at the time of install were long trips, high speed (fast) twisty runs and track time.

    I ran a Jan tune for over 2 years, might have to put it back on I miss the 122 down the HPR main straight into corner 4. Without tune best I can do is 111. :wink:

    Just been babying the MINI with suspension mods these past few months, time to get my track on. :devil:

    Don
     
  10. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: I agree:Thumbsup: Jason

    :cornut:Original engineering(N14) was WRONG hence the fix(N18).:Thumbsup: Jason (SEAFOAM.....SEAFOAM......SEAFOAM)

    :cornut: No no MM. One puts a BSH/DOS OCC BETWEEN! the internal throttle body in the head and the turbo intake hose/turbo/ inter cooler. OCC catches all of that carp.:Thumbsup: Jason


    :cornut: I agree 100%. N14 + (BSH/DOS Dual Tap AND OCC And Seafoam)= clean intake valves. At least, with this set up, mine were 'clean as a whistle' when I actually saw them during head gasket change @~48kmi and no MM, I don't have photos but it DID happen.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    ^^^ still didn't happen without dem picks.... Rabid Rumors is all it is.....
     
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    :cornut::wink::biggrin5::prrr::wink2:sleep::rolleyes::popcorn::lol::Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    I actually have pictures somewhere from MITM in August of Scooter puffing smoke during the seafoam treatment. :)

    I do not have pictures of my valves, but power is good. :cornut:
     
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    I understand that seafoam makes smoke, but how can one tell is it is carbon coming out or just smoke from burning seafoam in the engine? I'm glad your MINI is running better for you Don. :Thumbsup:
     
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    We have an improved version of the kit that Don has on his car.

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    We know that the Seafoam fogger treatment is working and carbon is being cleaned-off based on two real world results: 1. Tester and early adopter reports (individual and MINI dealership techs) of improved fuel economy (+3 to +7 MPG) and 2. Consistent reports of improved throttle response/power after Seafoam treatment on MINIs with heavy carbon buildup. :Thumbsup:

    -Clint
     
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    Do you have a pic of valves after treatment of sea foam. I'm interested on this because i'm thinking of buying a R56. Thank you.
     
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    Clint this looks like a great idea & a very nice kit. It is encouraging that early reports are promising. Before & after pictures would be incontrovertible.
     
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    :cornut: Pics For MetalMan Please Such That I can Buy Him A 'Crow Dinner' With All The Trimmings.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    I certainly will happily eat crow if the intake valves go from this....

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    to this....
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    After a Seafoam treatment or two or even three.....

    But I have never seen a before and after picture from a Seafoam treatment....:frown2:
     
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    :cornut: He's having 2nd thoughts so he's modifying the criteria of the deal. "My God, they're probably correct so I've got to make the deal impossible to accomplish." Sweaty palms and beads of sweat on his forhead as he anxiously sees the truth flash before his(and every one elses)eyes.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     

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