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O/T-- Best fuel injector cleaner.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Dave Thoele, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. Dave Thoele

    Dave Thoele TS Member

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    What's the best, Seafoam, Lucas, etc. It's for a '04 Cadillac. Or, is there some "home brew" that works well. Thanks, Dave
     
  2. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    if you can find Blaster F.I.C. --fuel injector cleaner. it is greatr stuff. probably available at murrays. checker schucks or napa. you only need 1/2 bottleabout every 5000 miles. great stuff motordoc
     
  3. perazzitms

    perazzitms TS Member

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    Chevron Techron. Many manufacturers don't want you to use the bottle-0-power from Pep Boys, but the Techron is in their fuel and it's actually listed in the Porsche service manuals.
     
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    Ford recommends the Techron and I think its OK but BG 44K is also pretty good stuff.

    Steve
     
  5. LUGNUTZ426

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    Nowadays most major brand of gas already contain an additive like techron or its equivilent. It works good to keep injectors clean. Once injectors get dirty,the safest and most effective way to clean them is to use a product which attaches directly to the fuel rail. You pull the fuel pump relay and the car will run for a minute or so on the contents of the can which is highly concentrated. This high concentration cleans the best and also cleans intake runners,intake valves and combustion chambers. You should not use any product
    other than gasoline in a fuel tank for many reasons. there are many plastic parts in tank like pumps ,sending unit circuit boards and check valves which the cleaners may damage. Also any solvents added to the tank will dissolve deposits in the tank which are not soluble in gasoline and mobilize them to move about the fuel system where they can damaGe fuel pump turbines ,clog filters and ultimatly get to the injectors you are trying to clean in the first place! Manufacturers compile data on warranty and know that dealers who were selling customers in-tank cleaners as regular maintenance items had much higher warranty repair frequency on fuel system components. DITTO FOR DRY GAS
     
  6. LUGNUTZ426

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    It is effective....but may harm system components especially if used in higher than recommended concentrations. A lot of technicians are not aware of this. But they do enjoy the extra revenue is produces down the road when they get to sell you a fuel pump or a sending unit.
     
  7. 682LINY

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    Techron,,,20 years of using,,,In my own and custemers cars and trucks,,,,,,,only one I will recomend,,,,My self in my truck,,,every other oil change,,,12,000 miles,,,,synthectic oil,,,,custemers ,,,as often as I can get them to buy it
     
  8. 682LINY

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    the newer closed end systems are no longer cooled by fuel,,,no return to tank
     
  9. bambambam

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    Although I dislike little Dale Outlaw injector cleaner has really worked well in a towne car that I had.David
     
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    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    my mechanic says a good rule of thumb is to use a can/bottle of a good injector cleaner after every oil change and put it in when you've got 1/2 a tank of gas left and run it almost empty....it concentrates the cleaner and you get maximum benefit.
     
  11. fordtech

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    Chevron techron extremely good.Recomended by Ford motor company.This stuff works great.Lucas is also pretty good.
     
  12. marotta

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    Lucas fuel system cleaner in a full tank, once a year, use up the bottle and the whole system is like brand new.

    Raffaele
     
  13. SirMissalott

    SirMissalott Active Member

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    Find someone in your area that has a Motorvac system and have the entire fuel system service done you will be satisfied.
     
  14. Mr. Marcy

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    Marval Mystery oil!
    Mr. Marcy
     
  15. J.P.

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    Ed`s Red!! Just Kidding.
     
  16. DTrykow

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    Sorry guys but I think its a waste of money. There's a web site out there that I've read stating these cleaners show no benefit or advantage for use. If you want to support your favorite racing team thats fine. All of my car/trucks/SUV's, different brnads, have never had that stuff added to them. Results: Same fuel ecomony from mile 1 to mile 100,000, same power, same performance. Exxon/Mobil fuel is all I use. I compare this to Wheel Cleaners.
    All these expensive wheel/rim cleaners. If you wash your car/truck on a regular basis all those rims need is car wash soap. Nothing fancy. Dave
     
  17. trpshtr2001

    trpshtr2001 TS Member

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    DTrykow has it right.
     
  18. gbatch

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    Techron by Chevron.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
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    I got a 100K on my injectors and plugs in my E150 4.6 V8 use shell gas and Lucas gas additive 3oz per tank full when I can remember to put it in it still runs smooth as when I bought it Jon
     
  20. grnberetcj

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    I trade, sell and/or buy a new vehicle(s) every 3 yrs, or before...so to me, it's a moot point!

    Curt
     
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