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Old 17th December 2007, 14:02   #16
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Is this water treatment to silencer also done for Petrol Cars or is it just for Diesel one?
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Old 17th December 2007, 14:24   #17
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Is this water treatment to silencer also done for Petrol Cars or is it just for Diesel one?
i think mainly for diesels since they get a lot of carbon deposit.
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Old 17th December 2007, 14:37   #18
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What about cars with Cat's in the exhaust ?

Would this harm the cat?
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Old 17th December 2007, 14:52   #19
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I have seen the same treatment being done to an Indicab at the place where i get my car washed. Initially, i was stunned,later curiousity took the better of me, and i stayed to watch the tamasha.
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Old 17th December 2007, 15:12   #20
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Funny part is it works quite well lol, but easier way is to occasionally have a high rpm run and then just clean the end pipes after some normal running. Good for the engine also
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Old 17th December 2007, 16:12   #21
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I have seen the same treatment being done to an Indicab at the place where i get my car washed. Initially, i was stunned,later curiousity took the better of me, and i stayed to watch the tamasha.
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Hehehe..Thats exactly what happened to me when i saw this damn thing being done too!
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Old 17th December 2007, 16:16   #22
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Hi TorqueGuru, you probably noticed a quick & dirty technique to clean silencers. I remember reading one such method for decarbonizing engines. It involved removing your air-filter, & dribbling half-a-teaspoon of water into your engine intake (really) ! The theory was that the water would explode into high-pressure steam during combustion, & dislodge the carbon deposits !
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I thought water and engine just werent supposed to be together ....I mean doesnt it defy logic? What are the advantages of this decarbonizing? smoke becomes less blacky???
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Thanks Torqueguru, something strange that I come to know for the first time. Is the same treatment given by all the authorised service centres or is it done by the general service stations.
Could be a quick workaround thats only practised in India
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Please watch this video, the service guy shoves the water hose into the silencer of this diesel indigo and then asks the guy inside to rev the engine so that all that water which was inside is pushed outside.
When asked he said we do that to clean the car and its only recommened for diesel cars and not petrol.

Do you guys think that this procedure wouldnt harm the engine ? plz excuse the quality as it was taken via the phone.



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I have seen the same thing many times and asked the guy cleaning the exhaust if it doesn't harm the engine. His answer was he has never seen any harm being done. Its mostly on Indica cabs and it brings out a lot of black soot.

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Please watch this video, the service guy shoves the water hose into the silencer of this diesel indigo and then asks the guy inside to rev the engine so that all that water which was inside is pushed outside.
When asked he said we do that to clean the car and its only recommened for diesel cars and not petrol.

Do you guys think that this procedure wouldnt harm the engine ? plz excuse the quality as it was taken via the phone...
This is to remove the carbon soot (as they say). Usually done on all Indiacabs & Sumos with older diesel tech. And its quite effective as well. But the new ech engines with CRDi tech doesn't generate so much dust / deposits and should NOT be allowed to do this stuff.

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I do this often on my Old jeep (now sold) and currently in a 12 year old Armada, note - both dont have CatCons. It does make a effect after all the soot comes out!

Best to avoid in newgen cars! I did practice this in my now-sold Indigo CS TDi, somehow it withstood this treatment, dont know if it caused any longterm damage!
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woah!! that's a scary method to clean the insides of the exhaust. I think the Indigo comes with a cat converter in its exhaust system, wouldn't this ingenious trick damage the cat converter?
In the early 90's I remember when my dad and I used to visit out local mechanic during the weekends after servicing the car one of the apprentices of the mechanic used to get under that car with a little hammer and tap the muffler and the continuing pipes while someone slightly revved the engine and chucks of black muck would fly out the tail pipe. i was too young to understand what was happening and my dad would simply say our car is coughing out germs :-)
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Old 29th January 2013, 15:47   #29
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This was the new gen engine with the CR4 gearbox, so i think this would coz harm to the car in long run.
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Old 29th January 2013, 16:07   #30
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Unless the water is allowed to go in completely, I don't understand how it can cause harm.

Isn't it equivalent to driving in a flooded road where it is advised to keep the revs high so that water doesn't enter the engine? Also, aren't most bend pipes inclined towards the exit? So how can water defy gravity and go all the way up to the engine when it's running!
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