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91quattro 04-14-2019 08:20 AM

S6 V10 engine misfires - low cost solution
 
My 2007 S6 V10 has 106K miles on it. Around 100K, the manifold was removed and carbon cleaned. But recently I started getting misfire codes – on 2 or 3 cylinders. I would clear the codes and they would come back in short order. Cylinders 5, 7 and 8 - so both sides of the block. I talked to my mechanic about it, and he told me about this product called LiquiMoly Valve Clean. He said it was developed by LiquiMoly at Audi’s request, to address an Audi TSB related to this issue. It is a fuel additive that was designed to burn off the carbon buildup on the injector ends. He said it takes just a little carbon on those injectors to cause misfires, but this product was designed to address this problem.

I am normally skeptical of these “snake oil” quick-fix products but I trust my mechanic, so I bought a can of it on Amazon for about $7. I waited until the tank was nearly empty, then put it in and refilled the tank. After about 30 miles, suddenly the CEL light turned off. I ran the codes, and sure enough, no misfires codes. Plus I noticed the engine was running a little smoother. It has now been a few weeks and no misfire codes have returned. I'm a believer!

I wanted to pass along my experience in case anyone out there might be experiencing issues with misfires. Before you spend the money to replace the injectors – try this first.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...023787fb97.jpg

Sverige 04-14-2019 10:09 PM

Sounds interesting. I wonder if it’s worth using as a preventative maintenance thing, even before misfires occur.?

i wonder if this is the same stuff?
Liqui Moly Injection Cleaner 300ml

hrc4u 04-15-2019 01:53 AM


Originally Posted by Sverige (Post 25303549)
Sounds interesting. I wonder if it’s worth using as a preventative maintenance thing, even before misfires occur.?

i wonder if this is the same stuff?
Liqui Moly Injection Cleaner 300ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0096Y6O..._XbcTCb5JN5SA3

we can get CRC easier here in Sweden..god product! seem to loosen carbon pretty good when i soaked my divider plates when replacing my nr #5 fuel injector in december :)
CRC Intake Valve Cleaner

Sverige 04-15-2019 02:04 AM

Thanks H, looks like a slightly different type of product - a spray to go into the air intake instead of the gasoline additive the OP mentioned?

hrc4u 04-15-2019 02:44 AM


Originally Posted by Sverige (Post 25303575)
Thanks H, looks like a slightly different type of product - a spray to go into the air intake instead of the gasoline additive the OP mentioned?

Well we have fsi engines soo.. Additive in fuel does not much for valve cleaning.. 👍
/H

91quattro 04-15-2019 03:15 AM

Injection Cleaner is different....this is specifically for carbon buildup. Agree that most of these can’t do a thorough clean of the valves in FSI engines but this product worked on the injector tips. I am planning to use it once or twice a year as a preventative.

hrc4u 04-16-2019 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by Sverige (Post 25303575)
Thanks H, looks like a slightly different type of product - a spray to go into the air intake instead of the gasoline additive the OP mentioned?

well i fast read the post...haha...saw the bottle and carbon mentioned in post... :D
well...there is crc valve clean to pour in gas tank also... =) see pic.
i have also used OEM Audi/VW maintenence additive...(when trying to fix my nr 5 misfire) part nr:G00170003
cheers! and happy easter!.. =O)
/H
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...9531b92ea1.jpg

Sverige 04-16-2019 10:34 PM

Thanks H. Happy Easter to you too.

Maybe ill I’ll try one of these “pour into the tank” valve cleaners. Can’t hurt too much anyway, even if it won’t do anything to clean the intake area.


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