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03-24-2004, 09:07 PM
When I called the local dealer they said this was part of their 30,000 service.. They said it removes sh*t from the combustion chamber or somthing to that extent...

Is this necessary ? Are the benefits worth $100


03-25-2004, 12:11 PM
Don't waste your money. If it's not in the manual for "scheduled maintenance" I wouldn't do it...especially for $100 and after only 30K miles.

Sounds like they are feeding you some BS.

03-25-2004, 05:55 PM
GM has some stuff called top end cleaner. This stuff does that and works great. Doesn't cost $100 either. Seafoam is supposedly good for this also.

03-26-2004, 06:04 AM
De-carbing would be to use a cleaner (most likely sprayed through the throttle body) to loosen and break up any carbon buildup that has formed on the tops of your pistons, underside of your heads, flats of the valves and such. It's up to you if you want to have it done, but that does sound like a lot of money to do it. If you want it done, I'd go with what Greed said and find something that you can do yourself for much cheaper and get the same results.

03-26-2004, 08:52 AM
Use it to clean de-carb. De-Carb man! De-carb!

Oh! Look! de-plane! de-plane!


03-26-2004, 08:56 AM
Ha ha ha! :D

03-26-2004, 09:26 AM
Ill go to the dealer and Give them the bird and then buy some top end cleaner... LoL

03-26-2004, 10:11 AM
GM also makes this stuff called Kleens. Comes in a spray can or in a bottle. Works like a charm in cleaning out your combution chamber, valves, piston tops etc....

Sounds like the same thing as top end cleaner.