Turbo cleaner spray?

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  1. BC4Lyphe

    BC4Lyphe Registered User

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    I got some turbo wash liquid with my boat. It's made in Japan, I've got a Yanmar engine. Stuffs like $80 a gallon. Anyways I guess you just put it in a squirt bottle and shoot X fluid ounces into the turbo, under load, over a period of Y seconds. Anyone used something similar on their 6.0? Kind of thinking I should clean the vanes but would rather not take it apart.
     
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    Drive it like you stole it! That is how I clean mine. Never had a problem in 13 years.
     
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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    X2....

    Don't baby a 6.0....... they don't like that..... I normally get after it on an on ramp..... or from a light when the person in the little sports car thinks they are fast....... LOL
     
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    In some of the other countries that are primarily diesel, it's pretty common.
    Not so much in the U.S., except some vw diesel guys do it.

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    Get it up to operating temps before you start playing and as said before make sure she gets a good workout.
     
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    The only way to clean the turbo's turbine wheel inlet guide vanes is to take it apart.

    I believe the cleaner you are talking about is to clean the compressor wheel blades.
     
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    Supposedly they will clean the vgt side.
    Now on a 4 banger, that may work. But something like a v8 diesel, you would almost have to feed it a garden hose. Lol
    I agree to take it apart.
    Didn't ford have a pcm update that would actuate the unison ring at idle to help keep it from sticking?

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    Definitely not arguing, but very curious - How would it clean the exhaust side after going through the pistons? I am assuming it is a fuel additive then .... maybe mistaken there?

    The thread below is what people typically think of when discussing "washing the turbo blades". It is a water and detergent wash of the air compressor wheel blades introduced with the air intake.

    http://www.shamrockboatownersclub.com/forums/threads/cleaning-a-turbo-charger-on-a-yanmar-6lp.35019/

    The vgt vanes are directing the flow of exhaust gas across the turbine wheel.
     
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    As I said, it would take a lot.
    But basically you would need a steam out the exhaust.

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    Water meth it sounds like you need o_O
     
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    Hmm, sounds like a smart plan to steam out something that can rust and stick.
     
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    Yea I heard about the unison ring getting carboned up so I like to let her eat a few times on short trips and pass the little ricers good n fast on highway trips. Thats why I didnt think it was the unison ring. Is the PCM update what makes it sound like a jet at high idle? I ended up unplugging the EBP sensor and it stopped the turbo bark and power cutting out. Any idea on how/why the EBP tube gets caked up?
     
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    You must have all the smarts.

    They all do it. Even the 7.3.

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    Since Jasper didn't answer your question .......... lol

    Probably many things can plug the EBP, but poor combustion is a common cause.

    Injector issues, EGR issues, turbo issues, etc., even tuning can cause excess carbon. Biased sensors also, like IAT2, MAP, etc.

    I like to watch fuel economy as a rough indication of combustion efficiency. I also watch EBP, MAP, and Baro at KOEO to verify they all read the same.

    As far as the unison ring goes, carbon and rust are common issues. At least a stainless unison ring can help w/ the rust.
     
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    You would think nothing would actually be able to travel up the tube, being the end is capped off with a sensor.
    "Turbocharger vane sweep strategy - Performs a sweep of the turbocharger vanes and unison ring during stationary idle conditions. Vane sweep can occur once per hour to help reduce turbocharger sticking."


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