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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Upper engine cleaner alternatives

Hi all. Easy one.

What actually is Subaru Upper Engine Cleaner made of? Is it just a degreaser type spray? It's used in every service.

And what are the other brand name alternatives or equivalents to it?

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Just use CRC intake valve cleaner. But I see you have a 2017. It's not direct injection so there's really not much need for it.

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And what are the other brand name alternatives or equivalents to it?
I understand that Seafoam is similar, but I don't know whether it is available in Oz. Why not use the OEM?

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It's not direct injection so there's really not much need for it.
Subaru AU mandates its use during the warranty period, supposedly because of the crap petrol/gasoline sold here.

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And what are the other brand name alternatives or equivalents to it?
I understand that Seafoam is similar, but I don't know whether it is available in Oz. Why not use the OEM?
Basically availability and also price. I'd like to know who sells the OEM apart from dealers and mechanics?
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Hmm. Looks like Nulon make one. $15.99 from Supercheap Auto.
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Hmm. Looks like Nulon make one. $15.99 from Supercheap Auto.
I'd stick with Subaru's UEC.
There is an Ad on Gumtree for some @ $15.00 a can.

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https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-automot...leaner/k0c9299

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