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Message 1 of 5
Posted by member David Atherton on Thursday 19 October 2017
I have seem various turbo-cleaners advertised which focus on cars (more of them than boats I guess). These products claim to not require any major dismantling other than exhaust pipe taken off the turbo.
Has anyone tried these products (they include the suggestion that Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner works) ? Any good ? or other solutions ?
Message 2 of 5
Posted by member will spurgeon on Sunday 29 October 2017
My dad and I are negotiating the purchase of a Hardy 25 with the same engine, and he’s very concerned about this issue. My work colleague has built a few engines in his time, and is helping us find a solution to the long term care of this engine when used on the Thames and other inland waterways for extended periods of low speed cruising... so far this has been suggested to me:
We should share our findings! Hope this goes well as I’m very taken with the boat in every other respect :-)
Message 3 of 5
Posted by member Demelza on Sunday 5 November 2017
The product I have looked at is Revive (https://reviveturbocleaner.com). The Powerenchancer product looks less trouble. I will be going out with a chap with lots of diesel engine experience the week after next. I may have an answer then.
We find the 25 a great boat. I'm not too worried about this issue in the longer term as we are in the Thames & Medway Estuaries so can do a lot of high speed running. I would be more concerned if I were doing more low speed trips.
Message 4 of 5
Posted by member Demelza on Monday 6 November 2017
Will Sturgeon this will be helpful to you.
Message 5 of 5
Posted by member Simon Kidd on Thursday 16 November 2017
Make sure the oil is nice and warm and changed often if not running her hard - cold, old oil in a diesel is not nice!
Will - As I've said - get her down to London for a good run on occasion - she'll love it!
Hardy 25 Lady Helen - with twin High revving petrols!