Civic Water Steam Cleaning Engine Part 1

This cleaning method has been around for years to clean the combustion chambers of carbon. This method is safe if done correctly. This won’t clean every component like seafoam would, but using seafoam could lead to many other problems if you have an old engine. If your seals are being held up by sludge, seafoam will do it’s job and clean everything out but can expose leaks. Plus, the water cleaning method does not foul your spark plugs. Research this method and you’ll see. If you have a decent condition engine with good seals, I’d prefer to use SeaFoam, since it cleans very well, and puts on an awesome smoke show!

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25 Responses to “Civic Water Steam Cleaning Engine Part 1”

  1. rickysnewstuff says:

    Neither the video description nor any of the posts tell, what this guy is actually doing here…

    brake booster line what ?

    Dunno what’s available to you guys on the US-market….
    I recently put LiquiMoly Injection Cleaner in the tank of my 1997 Honda Accord Aerodeck (CE2), which does the same as the premium fuel sold in the US and Canada.

    As soon as spring arrives I will take off the entire intake manifold and clean the feck out of it…

  2. needspeed96 says:

    Actually no your not! Carbon naturally stay cooler as its harder to conduct heat with it but once heated it will stay hotter compared to the engine block, lets say I have buildup on my cylinder head and it gets nice hot. Well the cooling system WONT remove that heat and thus you have a potential source for knock.

    Trust me if this was a great way to keep engines cool F1 woulda done it a LOOOONG time ago.

    Go study retard

  3. DemoFly says:

    …F1 DOES do that. They score the hell out of the combustion chamber to promote carbon buildup. So does top fuel, and so do most educated engine builders. Also, heat has absolutely nothing to do with knock. Knock and predetonation are not the same thing. It’s almost impossible to superheat carbon deposits. Even in a kiln carbon deposit surface temperature rapidly disperses heat quicker than Al, Cu, and AlCu alloys. And you’re trying to tell me the average cast iron piston does better?

  4. DemoFly says:

    Also, an engines cooling system has absolutely dick all to do with combustion chamber temperatures.

  5. R5alive says:

    @oilfield666
    O2 sensors aren’t damaged by steam. When you start your car in the morning you will see white smoke (actually steam) and water droplets coming from your tail pipe as the engine burns off the water left from condensation.

  6. R5alive says:

    @aly884
    You can’t hydrolock a running engine with a spray bottle, you would need a garden hose on full blast. You probably tried doing it on a cold engine and fouled your spark plugs.

  7. oilfield666 says:

    yes. but if you anyone about cars, anytime you blow a head gasket the 02 sensors most likely need to be replaced because of moisute damage making them read wrong. anyone who thinks this is a good idea is a complete idiot. the more effictive, and EASIER ON THE ENGINE method is pouring (slowly) seafoam into the engine. you people have no idea wtf this water will do to you valves, cylinders and rings if not COMPLETELY burnt off, that water WILL sit in bottom of intake for long time.

  8. oilfield666 says:

    this is stupid that carbon will naturally flake of and burn up in the cylinder to be expelled out the exhaust. by doing this your forcing a large amount of carbon to flake off at once forcing it thru the cylinders, its not good for the valves (they can get caught in the valve and seat causing the valve not to close all the way) o the cylinder walls. who knows how many revolutions it will take to blow it all out. just let your engine be, if its that bad then its time to rebuild

  9. R5alive says:

    So many young guys don’t know about these old tricks. Spraying water down the carburetor while the engine is running is actually a safer way to remove carbon deposits than using seafoam or any other solvents that soften and break up carbon, oil and varnish build up. You can mix water and alcohol in a 50/50 mix so that more of it vaporizes. Steam cleaning will remove carbon in smaller pieces making it the safer way to clean out the carbon. Another method is called a Italian tune-up (google it).

  10. oilfield666 says:

    LOL score the hell out of chambers to promote carbon build up. what a joke. in racing like F1 and drag racing. you want flow. any imperfections as little as a gasket not lined up perfectly make all the difference. its called a port and POLISH for a reason. less turbulance, more air flow, more fule you can dump into engine resulting in more power. the smoother your ports the longer they will stay naturally clean. blowby is the killer, bakes onto ports and builds up.

  11. DemoFly says:

    Flow has nothing to do with combustion chamber surface finishes. Flow is 100% unrelated to combustion chambers all together. Also, you don’t want just flow, and you don’t want too much flow. You want velocity. It’s not uncommon to see N/A builds FILLING intake ports to make them smaller to increase velocity. Second, an engine WANTS turbulence. I take it you have never dyno tested a port and polish job. Too much of a polished surface mass for a very inefficient burn.

  12. R5alive says:

    @oilfield666I
    t’s just spraying a small amount of water just like the seafoam dripping into the intake stream. Water doesn’t damage O2 sensors your thinking about the antifreeze fouling the sensor with deposits (you can clean the deposits off with a torch but most shops would rather sell you a new part). The engines heat will evaporate off any water droplets (you don’t do this on a cold engine and shut it off right after). Using solvents will remove carbon in bigger chunks than water.

  13. R5alive says:

    @oilfield666
    Using a spray bottle filled with water and alcohol to steam off the carbon in small particles works. It’s a old mechanics trick that still recommended before taking your car in for an emission test. Water injection systems are also used on high compression engines to control knocking and they allow turbocharged cars to run more boost on pump gas. Google water injection systems or look some up on YouTube. Water injection systems are used in racing and on the street.

  14. oilfield666 says:

    water/METH mix is injected into engines to cool combustion chamber temperatures allowing for higher compression levels along with octane rating..the reason i do not like this method is a old timer had me change his engine in 97 neon with 2.0l sohc because it started smoking. his valve seals went. he said he did this steam cleaning method a few times. guess wtf i was spilling on me when i lifted the intake out….water! use a liquid that evaporates such as seafoam. end of story

  15. oilfield666 says:

    methonal is mixed with water to help the water burn off and not building up inside the engine. the only time people will spray straight water into engines is in some high hp dragracing applications and in a few high hp diesel pick ups… its not practical. and is hard on valves for example. they WILL rust, that rust is no good for valve seals. nor is it for the cylinder walls. im tired of arguing with your out of date ignorant ass.

  16. R5alive says:

    Your the ignorant ass! It’s a small amount of water and it burns off. Alcohol aka methanol helps promote the evaporation. It was very common to use water injection systems in the 70’s and 80’s because of the low octane rating of pump gas. Small amounts of water won’t cause any damage! It won’t rust unless you shut then engine off while spraying and leave it for days. If your neon story is even true then it wasn’t a small amount of water. Nobody is saying use a garden hose.

  17. oilfield666 says:

    okay old timer.

  18. vegasfordguy says:

    I wouldn’t spray it in at the rate you did in the video, maybe half & mix with alcohol like has been said. However this method will NOT hurt your engine if done correctly & it will infact remove carbon build up.

  19. humboldtpopeye says:

    I think hes just trying to make people dizzy or sick with his recording skills.

  20. sillyJ91 says:

    dude really .. ever heard of seafoam?

  21. n2ostyle says:

    trans fluid and water breaks the carbon deposits on the pistons…. great way to to knock out the the spark knock

  22. CENTRX45 says:

    your car is really gay!

  23. 295walk says:

    as i,m into valeting/detailing this to me seems shocking. Surely this has a massive potentiol for engine failure. Water is not compressable at all and could cause your conrods to bend, fuck your crank or the bearings as the piston comes up the bore you have incompressable water trying to push against it ..???? surely. I,d be going skitz if i saw someone do this

  24. fleckx says:

    @sageuvagony Happened to me. I was burning a little oil before seafoam and afterward I’m burning a lot. Not the result I wanted.

  25. Dooooney says:

    mm a misfiring engine sounds awesome not to mention the rubber seals in the brake booster…………

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