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Wynn's Air Intake & Carb Cleaner PN 54179 Stupid Question

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Hi All,

I was wondering if I can use 'Wynn's Air Intake & Carb Cleaner PN 54179': https://www.wynns.eu/product/air-intake-and-carburettor-cleaner/ to clean the carbon deposit deposits of my diesel injectors?

The can states it for PETROL ONLY but all I won't to do is clean the carbon off the injectors, would this be ok or a MAJOR STUPID move?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Stophen.

 

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It's not harmful to any plastic or rubber parts  As long as its not entering the engine in any way it should be fine. Would do a test patch first with a rag to be sure. 

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Petrol will be just as good a solvent but much cheaper if you've already got a can full for a lawnmower.

Carb cleaner also has a really strong spray, I'd be worried about pushing dirt back into the nozzles personally.

 

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Thanks @TomsFocus & @F0CUE,

That's good to hear, it was manly for cleaning the main body of the injector which is covered in rust and other crud from when I got flooded earlier in the year.

I was just worried that as it was designed for petrol engines it would react somehow when I put everything back together.

Cheers,

Stophen.

P.S. Could I spray it on a rag and use it to wipe the inside of the injector tubes or would that be too close to the engine?

 

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It won't do any harm to the engine, it'll just burn if it hasn't all evaporated by the time you re-assemble everything.  No different to using EasyStart.

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Thanks guys!

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