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yakli

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2011 11:18:27 AM

Recently, watched some online ads describing how effective those injectors are to clean the deposit in the engine. Don't know if it's really working.
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 3:03:49 AM

Don't know
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 5:56:55 AM

I have not tried for long time.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 1:17:15 PM

Hemond remarked,

"I prefer to use witchcraft and incantations to get cleaner injectors. Magic spells work 100% of the time!!!!"

For real power-metaphysics, I hire a Christian Science Practitioner.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 9:43:19 AM

I never noticed a difference.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 6:37:31 AM

Always
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 6:37:22 AM

YEs
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chipote
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 6:16:34 AM

Yes
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 5:24:49 AM

I just used a can of "Sea Foam" in my truck because of a fuel problem causing the "Check Engine" light to come on.
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Thtmotorsports
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 7:55:56 PM

In my experience, it's dicey either way.

What I mean by that is that if you've been using "cheap gas" (different from inexpensive gas, mind you) to the point where you're actually noticing clogs, use extreme caution when using such cleaners. If they don't work, you just lose your money; if they do work, you run the risk of breaking off a carbon deposit and grenading a valve. Top Tier fuel will keep most deposits away to begin with...thankfully, there are tools people can use to find Top Tier gas closely priced to "cheap stuff" on their normal driving routes.

Now, if only someone would create an app where people could check gas prices from a geographical area all in one place..... ;)
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:52:27 AM

Yes
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:52:26 AM

Yes
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 9:52:00 AM

Not that I noticed.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 9:30:57 AM

Snake oil.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 11:32:01 AM

::::It is actually cheaper just to run Premium every other fill up, if you don't let the tank get to low.:::


Using premium has no effect on gas mileage.
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 10:52:14 AM

It gives you great gas mileage for the first two tanks of gas, then after that, you get the same mileage you were getting before. On helping the injectors, not really sure, my vehicle ran the same, just gas mileage changed about 2mpg better, while it was in the tank. It is actually cheaper just to run Premium every other fill up, if you don't let the tank get to low.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 8:31:14 AM

Yes
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 10:15:38 PM

If I had clogged injectors, I'd try a bottle of Techron but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so I recommend the use of a Top Tier fuel. With today's more clog-resistant injectors and the use of a Top Tier fuel, you should never have a problem.
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aalix
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 1:47:14 PM

Nice to read feedbacks.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 12:09:05 PM

::::If your car is newer than 2000 and has less than 100,000 miles, it won't do anything measurably in most cars.:::


Even if your car is an old clunker like mine, with 200,000 miles, STP will do nothing. YOu can't clean injectors with snake oil.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 8:20:41 AM

Sure does
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 8:20:31 AM

Yes
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 11:03:10 AM

If your car is newer than 2000 and has less than 100,000 miles, it won't do anything measurably in most cars.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 8:33:30 AM

Of the two, I like Lucas.
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42mpg2013Focus
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 8:22:45 AM

never tried
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UmbraVates
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 7:12:44 AM

I have used Both Lucas and STP. They both work the same, if you are going to use one over the other keep using it don't which between the two different products.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:10:02 AM

Hemond, why not try a Christian Science Practitioner? (Hrumph!)
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:50:31 AM

I prefer to use witchcraft and incantations to get cleaner injectors. Magic spells work 100% of the time!!!!

[Edited by: Hemond at 3/6/2013 2:51:08 AM EST]
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:59:18 PM

My mechanic recommends using seafoam from time to time.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:41:49 PM

I find that the fuel I use seems to work very well, regardless of whom I buy it from
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jes
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 5:13:03 AM

I occasionally will add fuel injector cleaner. It can't hurt.
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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 1:08:03 PM

I add fuel injector cleaner from time to time.
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nate31379
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2011 4:41:15 PM

I use Lucas every oil change. It helps. To me it's worth it.
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kiosk12y
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2011 5:33:21 PM

agree, when quality gas is used you shouldn't need add-ins
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2011 5:13:20 PM

It is always better to avoid the need to clean the fuel injectors. Top Tier Gas is the best way to do this.

[Edited by: Houckster at 7/30/2011 5:14:01 PM EST]
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f250jbh
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 10:32:18 AM

I have tried LUCAS Products and seems to help... Not sure that adding up the real cost is really better that just using something like Chevron gas with Techron...
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WTM
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:14:01 AM

phatbak, SPAM comes in a "metal can"...but its kinda difficult to get into the gas tank. :-P
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phatbak
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:07:31 AM

I was told by an old school mechanic that if it doesn't come in a metal can, it ain't worth buying. I have used SeaFoam, and it ROCKS!
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ekelly7
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 8:06:02 AM

skeptic
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bustermoves
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2011 5:45:56 AM

i like lucas injector cleaner myself
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tattoo666TX
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2011 4:34:36 PM

use seafoam. pour a can or 2 into the tank when you fill it up. If you want to clean more then that get another can and use a vac line off the intake and suck it in, but keep your hand on the throttle linkage to keep it from stalling.
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WTM
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2011 3:08:37 PM

The true effectiveness of ANY fuel injector cleaner is difficult to measure. But if your injectors are already dirty and causing a drivability problem, the potential effectiveness would become apparent after use.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2011 11:31:22 AM

Can't say about STP itself but there are cleaners out there that work better than std detergent in gas. However, think of them as a regular preventative measure, as real bad injectors will the the direct engine cleaning approach.
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