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Old 14-06-2018, 11:44 PM   #11
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You guys are lucky - mine is deep down and you have to rip half the engine off to get, including a water-cooled element. One thing I did to hopefully prevent the oily deposits is fit a good quality oil fumes catch can. This removes the fine oil mist and water vapour from the crankcase breathing system that usually gets fed back through the intake. You'll still get some deposits but not the oily gunk. You do need to be care though as most on flea bay are rubbish. They need to have a replaceable internal filter and bypass valve.
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Old 15-06-2018, 03:16 AM   #12
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Planning on having mine blocked off and ECU remapped. The BMW dealer wants $3000 to clean the carbon buildup on my BMW 335d.
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Old 15-06-2018, 07:50 AM   #13
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Remove it
Scrape majority off
Soak in Mr muscle oven cleaner and then scrub
Repeat until spot less
Make sure it's clean where it seats otherwise it won't seal again
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Mr Muscle, i forgot about that, its what i used to clean the sump on my Saab, its good stuff !
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Old 15-06-2018, 10:15 AM   #15
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Once cleaned, get it coded out, or blanked off.
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Old 15-06-2018, 10:30 AM   #16
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Once cleaned, get it coded out, or blanked off.
not sure there is a blanking off plate for mine
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Old 15-06-2018, 10:31 AM   #17
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not sure there is a blanking off plate for mine
Cut a coke can up and make about 3 or 4 of the same shape for thickness, voila!
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Is it not an MoT fail now though?

So best to leave in situ and have it deleted out?
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Is it not an MoT fail now though?

So best to leave in situ and have it deleted out?
Do it both sides, just a gasket in there isn't it
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Its a failure if its missing .... just make sure the EML isn't on.
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