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I decided to clean my injectors ( after seeing the results on here )

S3 Paul Sep 15, 2011

  1. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    As above, i saw the results and from reading how good the car felt after i decided to do mine ...
    I followed a great guide on here ( i think it was S3dave) great help by the way,
    My injectors looked slightly diffrent to the ones pictured...
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    I had to do them a number of times as the dirt in the water was shocking !
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    Anyway... i refitted them and before i tested the car i decided to look for the dreaded boost leak i knew i was running with...
    This turned out the be on the FMIC pipework,
    The Big Mikla ( maybe spelt wrong ) hose clamps i had used have been binned off as everywhere i had one... it was leaking !
    On the road tests that followed i was so happy to have the S3 i remember back with me !
    Faster, smoother. much improved
     
  2. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    Nice J, I have been meaning to do my injector for ages, imagine the difference on a 99 reg car it the same injectors in for the last 135K lol
     
  3. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    I did mine a fortnight ago and the **** that came out was amazing, took 4 goes through the cleaner until the water remained clear. Have now done over 1000 miles since and my economy has risen from 28 around town to 31, and on a motorway trip from 31 to 36 and I'm delighted such a big difference car feels smoother and costing less to fuel is a bonus, This is definately a recomended job for anyone with a 10 year old S3
     
  4. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    To be honest the car didnt feel as "fast" but the speedo said otherwise, I think its down to the car been smoother. The economy ... is slightly better but im busy playing with the lost horses now they are back ! lol
     
  5. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I removed mine recently after 206k in the car, and they were SERIOUSLY ****ty.

    5 runs through the cleaner at 5 minutes per time, with James Sea Clean solution too, and the difference was incredible.

    Smooth idle, smoother power delivery, and far better economy.

    I couldn't recommend it enough! So worthwhile.
     
  6. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Same, although I wasn't sure if it was a little down to changing seals also.
     
  7. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I changed my seals too.
    I used the cleaning solution for the first couple of runs then just warm water to follow
     
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  8. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    I really wanna do this.. Any recommendations on what cleaner to use? Seen a few ultrasonic ones, but is there a specific one?
     
  9. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Maybe ask someone near you who has one ;)
     
  10. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    And who would that be Jason lol?
     
  11. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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  12. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Me of course :)
    In return for beer........ burp !
     
  13. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Want to do mine in the next week before I get my 3" TIP fitted? lol
     
  14. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Hey Jase, maybe we could have an ultrasonic meet at yours, obviously I will get the beers in and Jo can bring the food :)
     
  15. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I can do food. :)
     
  16. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    I'll bring the monopoly board! :D and a few beers! Shotgun the car in monopoly!
     
  17. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I will bring the women.....;)
     
  18. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Yeah i did this on mine when i got the car. They were pretty filthy but i was lucky as my Dad already had one of these ultrasonic cleaners.

    Put back together all clean and runs nice and smooth
     
  19. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    i need to do this but it seems pointless to buy a cleaner just to do my injectors once.
    maybe someone in the Northwest has one i can hire for a beer lol :icon_thumright:
     
  20. chris-edin

    chris-edin Member

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    Is this an easy job then?

    Where is the guide mate?
     
  21. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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  22. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    im in the same boat as dannyh, i feel i should get this done as car has hit 100k.

    but i thinks its pointless in buying an ultrasonic cleaner, that i will use just the once. maybe again in a few years time.

    so if there is anyone in the oxford area with one, :) would be much appreciated.

    OR is the a cheap one i could buy? any recomendations??
     
  23. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I bought a cleaner as i had my twin 40 webber carbs to clean, Im in sheffield if somebody wants to come over and use mine.
     
  24. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    Is this worth doing on a 1.9Tdi? Its done about 160k.
     
  25. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    where do you get the ultrasonic cleaner bath from?
     
  26. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Maplins :)
     
  27. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    mine was from maplins. as with everything, when i decide... i want everything NOW lol
     
  28. Y83OLK

    Y83OLK Hulk Smash!

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    If its a PD engine, Its not a DIY job unfortunatly.
     
  29. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    LOL! Love it! :laugh:
     
  30. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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  31. chris-edin

    chris-edin Member

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    Going to buy a cleaner and have a crack :)

    Got to be worth 25 bucks, everything in the flat will be getting cleaned :D
     
  32. 08080808

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    anyone in the cheltenham/south london area who wouldnt mind lending me their cleaner?
     
  33. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    WIN WIN situation she gets her jewellry done AFTER you have made sure its working :icon_thumright:
     
  34. chris-edin

    chris-edin Member

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    Exactly what i was thinking mate ...... ;)
     
  35. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    got my eye on a unit we purchased at work but was too small, might have to borrow it on a long term loan lol think its self heating also
     
  36. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    on the subject prawn, do you have such a device your self and do you like beer? . . I think you may see where I'm goin with this :icon_thumright:
     
  37. SiGainey

    SiGainey Member

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    I have mate. I also have injector seals! I'm by Chester :)
     
  38. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    Might I suggest its worth creating a list of members with ultrasonic cleaners that are willing to help other members out by cleaning injectors in return for beers/first born daughter etc ??


    Im near Plymouth if anyone needs it doing and have about 80 seals left (out of 100) and happy to help anyone out thats local.

    Nige
     
  39. SiGainey

    SiGainey Member

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    Yup, great idea!
     
  40. badger5

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