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Old 06-17-2011, 06:44 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Ok so I got this car and absolutely love it. Previous owners must not be car people cause the completely screwed this motor up. I will be replacing it soon but untill then it has to get me by. Replaced the cam position sensor bank 2 and it was covered in crap. I believe the inside of its port is the same way and want to know what a good way to clean out the oil deposits would be. Any help would be much appreciated since even with an OEM replacement it still throws the code. To give you an idea this is what the rest of my motor looked like.....
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OMG did they ever change the oil??
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Default Re: Need to clean out Cam position sensor port.... yeah

And this is why I change my oil EVERY 3-5K miles. You could try running some SeafFam through the engine when you have it buttoned back up. Buy a can, run 1/3 into the intake, 1/3 into the gas tank, and 1/3 into the oil. Just be sure you do an oil change shortly after putting the SeaFoam in.

As bad as that looks, I would SeaFoam it twice...back/back!
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Default Re: Need to clean out Cam position sensor port.... yeah

hell id throw 3 cans. 1 in the motor , oil and gas. that'll be 1 hell of a smoke show. which reminds me that i gotta do my car again. twice a year for me
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Wow that's bad dude.what does seafoam do??
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Wow that's bad dude.what does seafoam do??
SeaFoam will clean the carbon deposits and crap out of your engine. You can put it in the gas tank, in the oil, and draw some into the engine via a vaccum line in the upper intake. There are a couple threads here on using SeaFoam...

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can you imagine the smoke show that thing would do!!! holy crap!!!!


video it. lol
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Default Re: Need To Clean Out Cam Position Sensor Port.... Yeah

it almost looks like that motor has been sitting in sludge...

im not even sure where to start, seafoam may help as others said.

im not even sure if I open someones valve cover and see that , I wouldnt even know what to say to the customer...
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Default Re: Need To Clean Out Cam Position Sensor Port.... Yeah

All that is cleaned out of the crank case. Had to scrape it with a putty knife and shop vac it out. Caused a lot of problems after it. Now my car runs rough cause the cam shaft position sensor went out. Unfortunately the sensor doesnt read cuase as you can see I got a "small" amount of build up on inside.... Seeing if anyone knows how to clean inside of where the sensor goes. I used sea foam and gunk out on this thing so this car was abused from day 1 I believe.

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it almost looks like that motor has been sitting in sludge...

im not even sure where to start, seafoam may help as others said.

im not even sure if I open someones valve cover and see that , I wouldnt even know what to say to the customer...
I know what to say....."did they use lube?"
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Default Re: Need To Clean Out Cam Position Sensor Port.... Yeah

im almost tempted to say someone replace your motor from a 02 or earlier years....

Ive seen 4th gens VQ30DEs much cleaner than that.

the only time I see a motor sludge like that when the motor has been sitting in a junk yard almost, I mean the only thing you can do at this point ( BUT NOT COST EFFECTIVE ) is to take the heads off and take it to a machine shop for cleaning, while its out you can replace the Headgasket and inspect the pistons.

I wouldnt be suprise if theres any carbon buildup between the valves and pistons..

Altho its a bit of extreme , its the proper way at this point to clean the heads.

I dont know what else could be done if im in your poistion,

Another thing You can do ( DIY )

is get seafoam and fill in a spray bottle,

spray inside where the cam postion sits, and let it soak and act like a degreaser almost.

flush the oil when your done.
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im almost tempted to say someone replace your motor from a 02 or earlier years....

Ive seen 4th gens VQ30DEs much cleaner than that.

the only time I see a motor sludge like that when the motor has been sitting in a junk yard almost, I mean the only thing you can do at this point ( BUT NOT COST EFFECTIVE ) is to take the heads off and take it to a machine shop for cleaning, while its out you can replace the Headgasket and inspect the pistons.

I wouldnt be suprise if theres any carbon buildup between the valves and pistons..

Altho its a bit of extreme , its the proper way at this point to clean the heads.

I dont know what else could be done if im in your poistion,

Another thing You can do ( DIY )

is get seafoam and fill in a spray bottle,

spray inside where the cam postion sits, and let it soak and act like a degreaser almost.

flush the oil when your done.
Yeah it sucks but I had planned on replacing engine and rebuilding this one while its out. Had to many miles to be sitting in junk yard for long so just cheap oil and lack of maintanence. The seafoam is a great Idea, Thanks!!
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