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Old 06-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Fuel injector cleaner recommendations

Does anyone have a good fuel injector cleaner recommendation? While using the crappy fuel over here in Italy, my car has developed to notorious injector ticking.


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Old 06-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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I believe Techron is the only one Consumer reports found that actually works worth a damn.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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I been wondering this lately as well. I'm nowhere near Italy, however.
I've read/found that Seafoam and Techron are probably our best options. For the longest (though I've never tried it) I thought it was ok to take out the injectors and clean em out with carburetor-like cleaners. But IDK . Ima leave this paragraph right here, so i can follow some professional answers =P
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I use Techron myself. You can find that at Costco.
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I been wondering this lately as well. I'm nowhere near Italy, however.
I've read/found that Seafoam and Techron are probably our best options. For the longest (though I've never tried it) I thought it was ok to take out the injectors and clean em out with carburetor-like cleaners. But IDK . Ima leave this paragraph right here, so i can follow some professional answers =P
I don't know if they still do but Honda used to recommend this as a "Maintenance" item on their cars. It was a nice little $600.00 maintenance fee once the car started getting up there in miles.

I prefer the Techron route. hehe
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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I don't know if they still do but Honda used to recommend this as a "Maintenance" item on their cars. It was a nice little $600.00 maintenance fee once the car started getting up there in miles.

I prefer the Techron route. hehe
Basicley a fuel injector flush that shops use= disconnect the fuel line & hook the line up & then connect the leads up to the battery & start the car & let idle till the fuel runs out, about 20 minutes or so. It shouldn't cost no $600. for sure. Its a injector flush service.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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Hell no not $600!!!! I work at a shop that does injector flushes... its like $170 ish and the shit works pretty good

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I have had good luck with Lucas UCL...
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Nowhere67, there are only two chemicals that do any real cleaning- Stoddard Solvent that you might know by the name Dry Cleaning fluid, or a PEA polyetheramine. Techron, BG44 both, use both of these chemicals to the tune of about 30% concentrate. If you can find Gumout WITH Regane, it also is about 30% PEA and does a great job at cleaning at a fraction of the cost of the others. Note, there is a Gumout that does NOT have REGANE. The REGANE is the cleaning agent so make sure it has it on the label. If you have access to dry cleaning fluid, use it at a rate of 1 ounce per 8 gallons. If you read the label on most supposed fuel system cleaners, you'll see the words petroleum distillate. That means it's kerosene in the bottle and hardly worth the cost of the plastic bottle. If you see the letters IPA, that means it has rubbing alcohol in the bottle(IsoPropylAlcohol)
FWIW, Seafoam is a pale oil (read light 20 viscosity oil) naphtha, and isopropyl alcohol (read rubbing alcohol). If you think that's going to make a good cleaner, use a lot of it as the folks at the snake oil farm are in need of money.
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Yeah Seafoam is meh. The white smoke you see is just the Seafoam burning off. Carbon Deposits being burned off usually produce black smoke.
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