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Old 01-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #11
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I run my tank down to less than a gallon frequently and I've never experienced that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:14 PM   #12
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you may want to try a bottle of seafoam (lol why am I suggesting this) next time you're ready to fill up.

I understand school isn't cheap, I've been paying out of pocket until this year. I don't have a job right now either and live 120 miles from home. I drive a car that gets 16mpg average.

What is probably happening is as mentioned. There's crap buildup at the bottom of your tank. Why it happens to you and not the other guy depends purely on the contaminants within the fuel at each station.

edit: might I add, however, the benefit of keeping it at least half full vs a nice several-hundred-dollar bill to replace the pump?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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you may want to try a bottle of seafoam (lol why am I suggesting this) next time you're ready to fill up.

I understand school isn't cheap, I've been paying out of pocket until this year. I don't have a job right now either and live 120 miles from home. I drive a car that gets 16mpg average.

What is probably happening is as mentioned. There's crap buildup at the bottom of your tank. Why it happens to you and not the other guy depends purely on the contaminants within the fuel at each station.
Thanks...really yeah its tough and i feel you on that fuel economy! Had a 1991 f-150 and oh man i don't know what the outlook on gasoline was back than but from that freakin truck they must have been swimming in it.

so seafoam? Ill check that out. it goes directly into the fuel tank?
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yes but look it up or allow me to look it up first because I don't remember if it does eliminate contaminants or not. I'd rather you not waste the $10 on it if it will do nothing.
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yes but look it up or allow me to look it up first because I don't remember if it does eliminate contaminants or not. I'd rather you not waste the $10 on it if it will do nothing.
I have a little over 10,000 city miles on this car. because it's direct injection I am sure that it could use this ATLEAST for cleaning the intake valves and injectors...But yeah any extra information would help.. I am on there site right now...I definitely want to get to the bottom of this

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So was I lol. I've used it before but I was looking for something specific. I'm gonna grab some now actually since my injectors could use it
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I have a little over 10,000 city miles on this car. because it's direct injection I am sure that it could use this ATLEAST for cleaning the intake valves and injectors...But yeah any extra information would help.. I am on there site right now...I definitely want to get to the bottom of this

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Anything you put in the gas tank won't ever clean the intake valves unless you have fuel and air leaking out of the cylinder back into the manifold with these cars.

Direct fuel injection means there is no air/fuel mixture inside the intake manifold, only air and a bit of exhaust gasses that are recirculated pass through the intake into the cylinder. Fuel is injected directly into the cylinder itself at high pressure.

This was one of the key enablers for the 12:1 compression ratio to run on 87 octane fuel without the increased risk of pre-ignition or spark knock in a SI (spark ignition) engine.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #18
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AH I forgot about DI...which is insane cause that should have been obvious. But it would benefit the injectors that are directly in the cylinder?
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