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  • My First Use of Cataclean

    This is my first of many thousand posts I will be doing. I just wanted to share my experience with you regarding a product by Mr. Gasket. This is what happened and why I used Cataclean.

    I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with the 6.6L Diesel with 187,802 miles. I do the maintenance on my truck like clock work. My check engine light came on and I hooked up my OBDII Adapter and found out that my EGR valve was not getting proper flow. I was going to remove, clean and reinstall my EGR Valve/Cooler. Once I got in to it, I realized that the easiest way to get the EGR off was to tear in to the wiring harness just to get it out. I did not have the time to do it then.

    So I did some research online and found Cataclean. It looked promising so I tried it. I followed the directions on the bottle. Before I was able to drive 15 minutes on a quarter tank of gas, My truck went in to limp mode. I made it back to the gas station and filled the tank up, hoping diluting the Cataclean would fix the issue.

    I limped the truck back home. Less than a mile from the gas station. I hooked up my OBDII adapter again and it told me that the DPF was needing to be regenerated. Being in limp mode, I could not do a standard regen. I took that truck to the dealership so they could regen the filter. They let me know that it was to clogged for them to do a static regen but they were able to do 2 regen cycles while driving but that the exhaust gasses were extremely hot and that the DPF could be damaged. He said the problem might come back. We I was able to drive it about 40 miles and the error came up, "Clean Exhaust Filter See Owners Manual Now" I called the dealership and they said that the Exhaust filter was going to have to be replaced.

    I spent nearly $30 just to have it destroy a $3000 part. I submitted a claim, but was denied by Holley Performance. Needless to say, I respectfully disagree with their decision. I hope my experience will help someone else out before they use a product that is not backed by the company that makes it. Gabriel Villanueva

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    So...you had a broken engine, and instead of fixing it, you added a fuel cleaner.
    Then while driving your still broken engine, it broke even more.
    Now you expect the company that made a fuel cleaner to fix your previously broken engine.
    Sounds more like you need to reread the "Check Engine" light section of the vehicles owners manual.
    On behalf of every manufacturer, delivery drivers, supply chain representatives, and workers of the world, "We're Sorry."

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