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#1 rscott4563

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:25 AM

Has anyone got any experience using the Innotec turbo cleaning kit, see http://www.innotecwo...-clean-set.aspx


I've emailed the company for some more information but it looks like it might be a good way (read cheap) to possibly refurb a dirty turbo and may fix any possible issues with sticking vanes?


In fact in the time its taken me to write this post I've already received a reply from Innotech with a complete user guide pdf which I've posted up if anyone wants to take a look here http://cid-9736936af...Turbo Clean.pdf


It seems that you don't even need to remove the turbo to clean it, only the exhaust side inlet gets unbolted to give you access and then you pour everything in from there.  The kit includes 2 cleaning agents for the turbo, an application tube, a blanking plate for the turbo (so you can fill it up with cleaner) and a cleaning agent to put into the fuel line.  The price is £29 all in so I think I might have to give it a go...


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:08 AM

 Sounds great if it does work as they say it does! If you give it a go please keep us all informed if it makes a difference? What problems are you having with the turbo presently??



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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:12 AM

Well I'm not sure I've got any problems with my turbo (though it wouldn't hurt to clean the turbo anyway while I'm doing my MAF, EGR & Inlet Manifold) but I think my car is suffering from a bit of power loss and the cause is unknown so I'm trying a bit of everything.


I'll get a set ordered this week and will report back my findings. [:D]



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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:40 AM

well i'm looking forward to your findings and hopefully this will be a good product!



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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:53 PM

 http://www.seatcupra...ad.php?t=157275



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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:55 AM

 Got the kit delivered from Innotec and will hopefully get a chance to use it next weekend.  I'll report back as to any findings (boost level, spool time, power changes etc).


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:35 AM

well that site says it worked wonders. but id prefer to hear it from yourself scott... any news ;P?


 



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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:27 AM

 Might get one of these,i have a spare turbo just sat here,so might give it a go before i fit it.



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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:34 AM

Adam I wouldn't bother, as far as I know it's only the TDi turbo's that have this sort of problem with the vanes sticking, due to all the soot build up

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:57 AM

 Ok scrap that idea then,another £30 towards my cambelt and water pump[Y]



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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:14 AM

 Sorry no news yet, just haven't had a chance to get the work done, I'm hoping to get her up on ramps and have a fiddle underneath this Sunday....


As soon as I do I'll report back. [;)]



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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:22 AM

I'm hoping to get her up on ramps and have a fiddle underneath this Sunday....

fnarr fnarr, groo groo, kyuk kyuk...

Seriously, looking forward to hearing how you get on... If it makes a difference, if it's easy enough for an eedjit like me to do... If any special tools or owt are needed...

Like you I've done me EGR, inlet mani & practically bought shares in Forte & Millers, so it seems logical to give the turbo a bit of TLC as well [Y]



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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:39 AM

 I wuold also be very interested in seeing how you get on mate..



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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:58 AM

 anything to report back yet???



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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:33 AM

my mate Joseph (on here as ST-00 at times) did his 150PD at the weekend and reported positive results back to me. Obviously no long term results as yet but he seemed fairly suited [:)]



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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:28 AM

 from the reviews it works, im always wary of engine cleaning products as sometimes they do more harm than good



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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:30 PM

Sorry it's been so long since my last post, unfortunately I've still no results to post as a few weeks ago some idiot who doesn't know how to drive a car decided to write my car off!  So things have been delayed to say the least!


I should be picking up my new pride and joy this weekend and so I'll be back on it asap.


Cheers



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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:18 PM

Did you manage to do it rscott4563?


I have been looking at this kit but just wondering if it will be okay to use on my Golf Anni PD150.


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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:22 PM

Did you manage to do it rscott4563?

I have been looking at this kit but just wondering if it will be okay to use on my Golf Anni PD150.

should be fine but will let you know for sure next week.  Myself and a mate are heading up to R-Tech for a Milltek decat and also to put through the Innotec cleaner [Y]



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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:25 PM

Did you manage to do it rscott4563?

I have been looking at this kit but just wondering if it will be okay to use on my Golf Anni PD150.

should be fine but will let you know for sure next week.  Myself and a mate are heading up to R-Tech for a Milltek decat and also to put through the Innotec cleaner Yes

Let me know how it goes mate as a few times now my turbo has overboosted but i have had it checked and mechanically theres nothing wrong so i think there may be some build up in the turbo veins and rather than strip it all out i might give this a go.


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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:32 PM

Did you manage to do it rscott4563?

I have been looking at this kit but just wondering if it will be okay to use on my Golf Anni PD150.

should be fine but will let you know for sure next week.  Myself and a mate are heading up to R-Tech for a Milltek decat and also to put through the Innotec cleaner Yes

Let me know how it goes mate as a few times now my turbo has overboosted but i have had it checked and mechanically theres nothing wrong so i think there may be some build up in the turbo veins and rather than strip it all out i might give this a go.

will do.  My mate Steve has had the same issue on his 150 - initially it was down to a boost pipe only half connected!! But its happened a couple of times since.  Fingers crossed this may help



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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:25 AM

 I have used this on my pd150 when i had overboost problems , this did indeed fix the problems. very good service ordered very late on friday and they managed to get it delivered before 10am saturday to the garage at a reasonable price of 4 quid. only recently 5k after the turbo clean has my turbo given up the ghost but im sure this is due to my heavy right foot not the product.....bearing went in turbo. My mate has since adopted the product in his vw/audi specialist garage and he says it works quite well , although he does use it in a slightly different method as its faster to whip the turbo off and then fill it with the cleaner. as appose to messing around with it still connected. also taking apart and cleaning the turbo with the product produces amazing cleaning results compared to shoving the tube up the vanes.



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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:02 AM

looks an interesting product, be interested in hearing your thoughts Rhyso once you've been to R-Tech.



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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:19 AM

looks an interesting product, be interested in hearing your thoughts Rhyso once you've been to R-Tech.

yes can't wait really to see if it makes a difference (sad i know!)

Tabs has had it done on his Bora - some feedback in the thread below

http://uk-mkivs.net/...s/t/230403.aspx

If you can try and buy from Innotec direct - worked out at £35 per kit delivered [Y]



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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:46 PM

Any news yet Rhyso?


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:48 PM

Any news yet Rhyso?

no mate as we're not doing it until next Wednesday when we're up at R-Tech



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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:23 PM

Ok, sorry. Might order the kit anyway and give it a shot.


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#28 Rhyso

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

Ok, sorry. Might order the kit anyway and give it a shot.

give us until Wednesday mate and we'll update fully [Y]



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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:29 PM

Ok cheers mate.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

 I have used this on my pd150 when i had overboost problems , this did indeed fix the problems. very good service ordered very late on friday and they managed to get it delivered before 10am saturday to the garage at a reasonable price of 4 quid. only recently 5k after the turbo clean has my turbo given up the ghost but im sure this is due to my heavy right foot not the product.....bearing went in turbo. My mate has since adopted the product in his vw/audi specialist garage and he says it works quite well , although he does use it in a slightly different method as its faster to whip the turbo off and then fill it with the cleaner. as appose to messing around with it still connected. also taking apart and cleaning the turbo with the product produces amazing cleaning results compared to shoving the tube up the vanes.

 

That doesn't fill me with confidence [:(]







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