Direct Injection Intake Valve Cleaning

While I had the direct injected N14 engine out of my 2007 Mini Cooper S, I decided to remove the intake manifold and inspect the valves. I'm glad I did because I found that they were caked up with performance robbing carbon deposits.

In this video I show how I removed these deposits. I also talk about how they got there in the first place.

This video will apply to several vehicles with direct injection engines.

I had some help with editing on this one from Javan Hovind.

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Tools

Zep Carburetor Cleaner: https://www.amazon.com/CARB-X-Carburetor-Throttle-System-Cleaner/dp/B00E7ICPF4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1529230807&sr=8-2&keywords=zep+carburetor+cleaner

Bench Buddy: https://www.amazon.com/Superior-BB100-Bench-Buddy-Brushes/dp/B0728L7CQS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529231287&sr=8-1&keywords=bench+buddy+brushes

Milwaukee Drill: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Drilling/2804-20

Pick Set: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/sunex-tools-9840-4-piece-pick-set#oid=1002_1

Walnut Blaster: https://www.eastwood.com/ew-100lb-pressure-abrasive-blaster.html?SRCCODE=PLA00020&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzv-P0r3a2wIVhzlpCh0Y3QcxEAkYAiABEgK-x_D_BwE

Walnut Shells: https://www.ntruddock.com/product/walnut-shells-abrasive/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzv-P0r3a2wIVhzlpCh0Y3QcxEAkYASABEgJd8vD_BwE

Vacuum Adapter: https://www.bavauto.com/mini-adapter-b1100025?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzv-P0r3a2wIVhzlpCh0Y3QcxEAkYByABEgI6tPD_BwE

Related Videos

Direct Injection Proves Fuel Additives Don't Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APVUHH8NChc

Decarbonizing Your Engine With Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFtp_jmLF3k&t=9s

Quick Tip Throttle Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41yFXjibtLY&t=34s

Other videos in Mini Series (Links posted when available)

Introducing The Mini Series: https://youtu.be/Ajsk8kgafXg

2007-2013 Mini Cooper S (R56) Battery Replacement: https://youtu.be/3WpqmJT_Wc0

R56 Mini Carpet and Interior Removal: https://youtu.be/powCgE9Tx50

Carpet and Seat Installation R56 Mini Cooper: https://youtu.be/19BDsW4J7UE

Mini Cooper S (R56) Front End Removal: https://youtu.be/2RfQsOwBZHk

Mini Cooper Oil Leak Repairs (R56/N14): https://youtu.be/7MWiOnZxURw

Mini N14 Timing Chain Replacement: https://youtu.be/VoPz9sEvYN4

How To Replace A Clutch and Flywheel Mini Cooper S (R56): https://youtu.be/EGFpis7V27w

Mini Cooper N14 Cylinder Head Removal:

Mini Rear Hatch Latch Repair:

Mini Cooper (R56) Parking Brake Cable Replacement:

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