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13Octane

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 6:15:55 PM

Do you use an aftermarket product to clean your fuel injectors? If so:
Which one:
How often:
Do you notice any improvement:
How much do you spend:
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hi5hi5
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 9:43:39 PM

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jack4141
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:26:25 AM

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wamster
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 1:21:24 AM

Marvel Mystery Oil in the fuel tank every other fill up.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 8:20:25 AM

Are you referring to throttle-body injector, or individual port injector systems, or both?
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 12:00:39 AM

With older carburated vehicles I have removed carbon deposits by fully heating engine to normal,remove air cleaner,hold RPMs to about 3500 min. then slowly pour tap water from a mustard squeeze bottle into both carburator venturas,easing up not to stall the engine,rev it it up a few times,repeat,one pint of liquid or less.

Slowly means slowly,don't drown out the engine,never tried it on later EFI types. The steam produced and impact of the dense liquid molecules,blast loose carbon on valves/pistons,some ports out the exhaust.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:51:33 PM

So I took the STP product back to the warehouse store.

Since I bought it with a $2.50 coupon, and they refunded me the full price, I made a little profit!
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skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 9:50:05 PM

no
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:56:43 PM

There's no reason to buy a special aftermarket fuel injector cleaner. Use a Top Tier fuel and there won't be a problem to begin with.
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jrferrari
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 11:12:34 AM

I don't think I've ever used an additive to clean the fuel injectors, or if I did I didn't think it would do anything.

I've used additives to condition the fuel, but not to clean the injectors. I don't understand how adding a few ounces of an additive can clean a dirty injector. I've seen dirty valves and it would take a chisel to clean it.
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 6:39:10 AM

Yes, twice a year.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:05:26 AM

No
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ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:08:17 PM

no
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:20:20 PM

no there is no need to do anything unless your having a problem

first problems should be around 200,000 miles , sooner in a hot climate , then you will need new ones , cleaning will not help
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:13:31 PM

"The MAF has a cleaning cycle which runs automatically every time you shut down the engine."

It apparently needs a little help about once a year. And with 221K miles on the clock, I'm not complaining.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:43:33 PM

I very rarely use any. I did put some Lucas in my car.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:45:07 AM

I use techron in both cars but to be honest I don't know if it helps or not.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:27:30 AM

I have never had a problem with my fuel injectors.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:00:36 AM

::::I'm more concerned with keeping my MAF sensor clean. Helps some with mileage and a lot with spark knock.:::


The MAF has a cleaning cycle which runs automatically every time you shut down the engine.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:07:08 PM

I'm more concerned with keeping my MAF sensor clean. Helps some with mileage and a lot with spark knock. I think I do have a slightly faulty injector which I need to replace.
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:24:34 AM

Nah, I don't bother with it. Never once cleaned an injector. Never had one act up either. Current car - 198,000 miles. Last car - 150,000. Injectors untouched. Looks like cleaners are snake oil.
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 10:16:03 PM

Sorry 13Octane, didn't mean to offend you. I could have worded it better, I suppose; I'm as annoyed at flaming as you and most people are.

But there is a fair bit of posting on the subject, and some exploring may give you the info you're looking for.
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 12:47:05 PM

ok, this is interesting. if you use the products i am very curious as to the outcome... please keep replying.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 8:07:09 AM

no
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 7:22:03 AM

No.
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 4:52:14 PM

I use Lucas about every oil change but if notice a rough idle or any other fuel performance problems then I will run some BG products 44k cleaner it is kinda price and only available to mechanics and parts stores but worth every penny. If you run a 5 gas analyzer before and after you will see a real difference.
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Rich3153
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 4:38:56 PM

I use techron every 3000 miles I get it at SAMs club box of 4 19.88
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13Octane
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 4:17:09 PM

hey traffic cop... you should visit the forums you enjoy and post the ones you are happy with. instead of monitoring what i do and telling me how to do it. boy that was rude!
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 1:40:26 PM

i use the techron and add it at an oil change
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73amx
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 10:47:05 AM

I use it a couple times a year, but the brand depends on the cost
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:58:30 PM

Many threads, all posting to the same answers .....
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 8:40:10 PM

traffic cop, your link didn't work...
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 6:49:46 PM

I use fuel injector fluid to clean injectors once a year
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 6:24:23 PM

13Octane, there'as been a lot of discussion already on this subject in several threads. You should review thread headings and see what's out there before starting a new one. Then people just jump in and and repeat their previous postings. (Especially annoying on controversial and political theads).)

Here's one which should give you something to start with:

Fuel Additives thread.
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