Join Date: Jan 2013
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Top Engine Tool??
Ive got a 2002 Outback 2.5 and wanted to do a top engine cleaning so I ordered the Subaru Engine MX Kit which as a throttle plate spray, a fuel additive, and the bottle of Subaru Top Engine Cleaner. I ordered the top engine tool, SOA868V9430, from Subaru that fits on top of the Bottle to siphon out the top engine cleaner. It has a plastic tube that screws down onto the bottle with a cap fitting on top and a plastic tube to goes out of the top of the bottle to feed the chemical into the engine. I have not received it yet but the dealer said it did not come with instructions.
The question I have is where does the hose end go to do a complete cleaning?. I asked a mech at the dealer today and he said it goes on the brake booster vacuum line but they dont use the tool in the shop. If I feed it into the brake booster line will it get the whole intake and pistons or will it just get one side. Is there another line that I can feed it into to get the whole intake and pistons evenly? Or will feeding off the brake booster line be good enough? Would I be better off going with the seafoam spray since it goes into the throttle plate opening as an aerosol? These Subaru products only come in a liquid, not an aerosol can.
The Subaru mech said to feed the cleaners in slow to prevent damage to the catalytic converter, which might be why subaru makes the special tool. I also ordered the Carbon Clean which is a separate product from the Top Engine Cleaner. Does anyone know if there is a difference in the two as they both seem to get the carbon off? This bottle also uses the Subaru Top Engine Tool to apply it.
Thanks for any advice as I have not done this service before and want to do it right.