Carbon buildup

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by [email protected], May 17, 2018.

  1. neilekelly@yahoo.com

    [email protected] Enthusiast

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    just changed spark plugs for first time on my 97 GTS and mechanic showed me an endoscope photo of carbon on cylinders heads. He suggested 100 octane gas , driving it more, and possibly some additive. Any suggestions??
     
  2. MoparMap

    MoparMap VCA National President

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    Just drive it, that will likely help more than anything. Octane won't necessarily make a difference. If you only do short trips on the car and don't let it get up to temp and stay there for a while you're more likely to get buildup. A nice long highway jaunt can help to keep things clean.
     
  3. ViperJohn

    ViperJohn VCA Member - Northeast

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    The factory tune is a little rich, hence the carbon build up. Is this the first time they have been changed? (Not sure if there was a previous owner).
     
  4. Steve-Indy

    Steve-Indy VCA Venom Member - Great Lakes

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    Many would suggest Seafoam....you might want to research it...try bobistheoilguy.com using search for "carbon buildup".
     

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