[Vwdiesel] Diesel Purge

Scott Kair scott3491 at insightbb.com
Tue Feb 18 20:04:36 EST 2003

    >>Has anyone ever used some stuff called "diesel purge" and if so how
does it work? <<

    I tried it on my 84 A1 Jetta a couple of years ago.  IIRC, there was a
string on the subject and we tried to figure out what it was made of.   It
was mostly very high cetane fuel and a bit of solvent for breaking up carbon
    It worked quite well in the Jetta, for awhile.  In that specific case-
engine of unknown, but probably very high miles- I wound up having to
replace the injectors as at least one was sticking open.  Whether the Diesel
Purge bought me a few extra months on the old ones, or broke loose a piece
of carbon that otherwise would have stayed somewhere else I don't know.
    It may or may not help as regular preventive maintenance, but I'm not
sure I'd recommend it for resurrecting injectors that are past due for
replacement.  With 20k on the injectors, it might be worth a shot.

    >>Also is there another place to buy this stuff from that doesn't cost
as much
as Parts Place sells it for?<<

    Try Olympic Auto Parts:  http://www.forparts.com/index.html   They were
about half what Parts Place wanted.  That was a couple of years ago, though,
and there may be cheaper sources.

    Scott Kair

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