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Seafoam yay or nay?

been looking at some videos and pictures of our intakes with the EGR installed and wow they look like crap, i can only imagine what mines looks like.
Was wondering if anyone here has introduced seafoam into their intake via a vacuum line in order to clean it up inside of the intake where the egr connects to?

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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

Diesels don't produce vacuum, that's why they have a vacuum pump. On a turbocharged diesel, absent any emissions devices, the pressure in the manifold is always equal to or higher than atmospheric. If you put seafoam in the vacuum line, it'll end up in the vacuum pump and ultimately the crankcase, possibly damaging the pump in the process.

Best way to clean EGR soot is to remove the intake and the EGR diffuser in the intake and clean with a solvent. However, this shouldn't be necessary unless there are symptoms of a restriction.
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

I'm assuming that Carb cleaner on the EGR apparatus will also do the trick?
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

I work for volkswagen( yah and I own a GC :P) in the service department and being that we work with diesels on a daily basis we experience this issue a lot as well. Carbon in the egr is very common with us and can be very problematic if not dealt with.

Now I'm not trying to plug a product or sell anything here but Bg diesel fuel induction system seems to fix a lot of our issues with carbon. I first hand have seen what this stuff can do and trust me I don't like using a product or selling a product to my customers that I don't believe in.

So give it a try. Find a local shop that sells Bg products and deals with diesel vehicles. I'll post a link to the stuff we us at Vw.

https://www.bgprod.com/catalog/diese...n-service-set/
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:36 AM
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

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I work for volkswagen( yah and I own a GC :P)
Have you tried this on your GC? Is it a diesel?

How much does this service typically cost? It looks like my dealer isn't listed on the BG site.
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

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Have you tried this on your GC? Is it a diesel?

How much does this service typically cost? It looks like my dealer isn't listed on the BG site.
My GC isn't diesel . But I have done this service on 3.0 diesel Touaregs and 2.0 liter Jettas and makes a world of a difference. There is a locator for your nearest BG dealer on the website I posted. I better get a referral fee for this from BG :P . Oh and a little fyi they have a lifetime protection warranty incase something screws up because of the service which I am pretty confident it won't . I sold a power steering flush one time to a customer who was having rack issues and unfortunately the rack failed 2 weeks later ( i guess it was too far gone already) . Anyway BG covered the cost of repair with no issues at all. I was quite impressed.

Here is a link for a store finder. Just look at the logos and see if they do diesel.

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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

Thanks. I saw that on the website. My dealer isn't listed. I just would be happier to have the service done at my dealer since it is done in conjunction with the oil change.
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

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My GC isn't diesel . But I have done this service on 3.0 diesel Touaregs and 2.0 liter Jettas and makes a world of a difference. There is a locator for your nearest BG dealer on the website I posted. I better get a referral fee for this from BG :P . Oh and a little fyi they have a lifetime protection warranty incase something screws up because of the service which I am pretty confident it won't . I sold a power steering flush one time to a customer who was having rack issues and unfortunately the rack failed 2 weeks later ( i guess it was too far gone already) . Anyway BG covered the cost of repair with no issues at all. I was quite impressed.

Here is a link for a store finder. Just look at the logos and see if they do diesel.

BG Findashop - Search for an authorized BG service center near you!
I looked for shops in a 50 mile radius of where I am and not a one had the Diesel Logo... and there were about 20+ shops listed who handled BG products !
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

thank for the information regarding the BG products. I would also prefer this to be done by a jeep/dodge/chrysler dealership but doesnt look like any are listed(plenty of GM/toyota dealerships)
Guess ill wait to see if my jeep starts to shudder and hope i can get a new set of heads and have them clean the intake.
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

well i did find a jeep dealer in the link provided(42 miles away) but doesnt show they do the DPF & Emissions service. I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they say
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

Found 3 jeep dealers but none offer the BG DPF Emissions cleaning service.
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Re: Seafoam yay or nay?

I ordered BG244 for diesel engines. I have used Stanadyne before in my Super Duty and I know BG does a great job in gas engines (BG44). I will report back as soon as I get some miles on the Jeep with the additive.
FYI my JGC runs perfectly but I know our fuel isn't great and this will make sure that there will be few buildups on the injectors...
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