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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Apr-19-2012, 05:48:00 PM   #1
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Default Engine carbon cleaning,

Guys,

Im getting to high miles now and seen these carbon cleaner engine cans, does anyone have any experience of them and do they actually work/harm the engine??

for example....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BG44K-BG-4...ht_3555wt_1139
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Old Thu, Apr-19-2012, 06:02:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

this may help:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=401453
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Again, just like several of you have proved and myself: it's going to be nothing but a $hitshow until our science is to the height to which we can prove something's there and the time it gets there.

Until then, we must prevent these mistaken pregnancies in the first place
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Default Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

Sea Foam works wonders. Look it up, use it correctly and you will not regret it.
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Sea Foam works wonders. Look it up, use it correctly and you will not regret it.
To each their own. I would never put the stuff in my engine.
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Again, just like several of you have proved and myself: it's going to be nothing but a $hitshow until our science is to the height to which we can prove something's there and the time it gets there.

Until then, we must prevent these mistaken pregnancies in the first place
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To each their own. I would never put the stuff in my engine.
Why? I've used it before on multiple vehicles and never had any issues.
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Old Thu, Apr-19-2012, 10:30:20 PM   #6
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Why? I've used it before on multiple vehicles and never had any issues.
Are you being srs? Not sure considering your usual stomping grounds...

Have you used it in the M before?
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Again, just like several of you have proved and myself: it's going to be nothing but a $hitshow until our science is to the height to which we can prove something's there and the time it gets there.

Until then, we must prevent these mistaken pregnancies in the first place
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Default Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

i can tell you I used it on my E36 M and R53, and both times it made my car run smoother. And both of them were trouble free for 50K miles I've used them.

What I usually do is put 1/3 of can in the fuel tank at every oil change, and do the intake/engine oil cleaning before doing the spark plugs.
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Default Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

This is interesting, honestly. I could have sworn not even a year or so ago, there were members with torches and pitchforks chasing down anyone that even mentioned the word SeaFoam...

Perhaps a re-eval is in order...
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Default Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

go floor it around town for 10 minutes. done.
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Default Re: Engine carbon cleaning,

I used Seamfoam 'successfully' in the past in a C43 AMG and S2000 (though no extensive analysis), though it's pretty shunned on this forum. Just picked up an M that had dealer OCIs and would like to add something as I switch over to shorter OCIs. It's either Seafoam or BG 105/109.
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