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Default Intake valve cleaning / walnut blasting - 08-24-2012, 05:24 PM

Have you been considering a new car lately?
Grown used to your 335s performance and wanting more?
Feel as though your car just doesnt feel as young as it used to?

CLEAN YOUR INTAKE VALVES AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED!!

No exaggeration... After cleaning my valves my car now feels as smooth and as fast if not faster then when i use a 50/50 blend of E85 on pump gas. Im am freaking out right now at the thought of adding E85 tomorrow.


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Default 08-24-2012, 07:05 PM

Dammit. I really need to get this done...


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Default 08-24-2012, 11:39 PM

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Have you been considering a new car lately?
Grown used to your 335s performance and wanting more?
Feel as though your car just doesnt feel as young as it used to?

CLEAN YOUR INTAKE VALVES AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED!!

No exaggeration... After cleaning my valves my car now feels as smooth and as fast if not faster then when i use a 50/50 blend of E85 on pump gas. Im am freaking out right now at the thought of adding E85 tomorrow.
Completely agree. I just posted a DIY on how to do this. See DIY section for those that want to tackle it.
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Default DIY valve cleaning - 08-25-2012, 04:00 AM

1. go to dealership
2. remove check book from pocket
3.write check for 551 beans
4. leave dealership with the security of not misfiring and hitting limp mode every time your in high boost in your upper gears

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Default 08-25-2012, 09:19 AM

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1. go to dealership
2. remove check book from pocket
3.write check for 551 beans
4. leave dealership with the security of not misfiring and hitting limp mode every time your in high boost in your upper gears

You found a dealer that would do it that cheap???
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Default 08-25-2012, 11:59 AM

If anyone needs this done in the VA, MD, WV, PA area I can do this for you for $300 + cost of supplies which i would guess would run $25-$40.


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Default 08-25-2012, 09:06 PM

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You found a dealer that would do it that cheap???
I own a detail shop and do work for the dealership so i get dealer rates, 550 a bit high but for it being done at bmw, i feel fine with paying that
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Default 08-26-2012, 12:36 AM

$350 all in if you're in Socal. Ask me for my mechanic's number
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Default 08-26-2012, 07:26 AM

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1. go to dealership
2. remove check book from pocket
3.write check for 551 beans
4. leave dealership with the security of not misfiring and hitting limp mode every time your in high boost in your upper gears

I wish... For me its more like:
1. Go to dealership
2. Try to write check for valve cleaning
3. Spend 10 minutes explaining what I'm taking about
4. Leave dealership disappointed that they don't have the equipment and never heard of walnut shell blasting.

Stupid..


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Default 08-26-2012, 03:24 PM

anyone in NYC do this for a good price?
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Default 03-04-2013, 09:54 PM

Anyone know of somewhere to get this done in the SF South Bay Area?

I've heard there's a shop up at Vellejo, but it's just a little too far.


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Default 03-05-2013, 05:01 AM

I'm not paying no $500 so the stealership can possibly mess something up. I'll use a little elbow greese and do it myself when it warms up outside for free.
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Default 03-05-2013, 09:16 AM

Its not that bad to do on your own. Just make sure you disconnect the battery so that you don't drop a steel can of brake clean on the starter solenoid and watch it explode into flames on top of your engine bay and beat it out with a towel only to realize its not going out so you then pick up the fire ball and throw it into the yard... Not that this actually happened to me


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Default 03-05-2013, 09:21 AM

I'm ok doing it myself, but for me it's all about time. I'm really pressed for it.

If I can go somewhere to get it done I can take my laptop and continue to work.


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Default 03-05-2013, 12:04 PM

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Its not that bad to do on your own. Just make sure you disconnect the battery so that you don't drop a steel can of brake clean on the starter solenoid and watch it explode into flames on top of your engine bay and beat it out with a towel only to realize its not going out so you then pick up the fire ball and throw it into the yard... Not that this actually happened to me
Hahaha, seriously?

When I took my intake off and saw that, I was really glad I had disconnected the battery. I didn't think about the can of cleaner but would have been worried about shorting it out dropping a tool on it.

Not that hard to do but time consuming, especially if you're gonna soak them and don't want to do a lot of scrubbing.



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Default 04-16-2013, 10:38 AM

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I wish... For me its more like:
1. Go to dealership
2. Try to write check for valve cleaning
3. Spend 10 minutes explaining what I'm taking about
4. Leave dealership disappointed that they don't have the equipment and never heard of walnut shell blasting.

Stupid..
LMAO!!!!!!! I burst out laughing reading this post.... so funny!!!!!!!!!
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Default 04-16-2013, 11:06 AM

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Its not that bad to do on your own. Just make sure you disconnect the battery so that you don't drop a steel can of brake clean on the starter solenoid and watch it explode into flames on top of your engine bay and beat it out with a towel only to realize its not going out so you then pick up the fire ball and throw it into the yard... Not that this actually happened to me


I have to do this next month, figure I'll do it with a few other mods while I'm dirty.
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Default 04-16-2013, 11:07 AM

I had my valves cleaned about 2 months ago. Amazing difference in engine performance. It's definitely worth it if you have a high mileage car. Mine had 80K
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Default 04-16-2013, 12:28 PM

+1 on getting it done.
70K miles

An entire new car now.

I made a mess on the first valve as you can see
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Default 04-16-2013, 01:24 PM

Hahaha....holy crap! There's a good example as to why you tape off every opening! I got a piece of clear plexiglass from Home Depot and made a few rectangles with holes in the middle to contain the shells but allow me to see what I was doing...well as much as you can...lol



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Default 04-16-2013, 02:37 PM

Got it done some months ago at 50k miles, felt no difference...


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Default 04-16-2013, 04:33 PM

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Got it done some months ago at 50k miles, felt no difference...
yes, but you valvetrain did


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Default 04-16-2013, 07:41 PM

I did this a month or so ago and big difference! 87k miles.

Needed to replace my oil filter housing gasket as it was leaking...so knocked them both out. Is time consuming. I bought the OEM wand and vacuum attachment...worked pretty well.

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Default 04-17-2013, 09:13 AM

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yes, but you valvetrain did
Damn I am at 62k and was considering doing it but maybe I will wait another 10k miles and add an occ.
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