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Old 09-27-2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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Yes, I know the proper way to clean injectors is to send them out to a professional.

What about for routine maintenance .... what brand of off-the-shelf injector cleaner do ya'll recommend? How often should I use it? Does it really work, or is it a placebo?
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I don't have much faith in any, but if I had to use one it would be Chevron Techron stuff.
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if I had to use one it would be Chevron Techron stuff.
Why?
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Out of all of the cleaners that is the only one I have heard good things about over the years. Whether or not its placebo effect or not I can't say. Just saying if I had to use one, that would be the one.
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we sell bg 44k at work, it's supposed to be a good one, but to be honest since forever i've never personally seen any injector cleaner do jack ****
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Before I go on a long trip, I put a bottle of Lucas Fuel Treatment in my tank.
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we sell bg 44k at work, it's supposed to be a good one, but to be honest since forever i've never personally seen any injector cleaner do jack ****
We sell and use the BG 44k too. I'm with you on whether they work or not. I don't know.
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I've had good luck personally with 44K, and I used to sell it at the dealership I worked at. I never had any complaints, only compliments. As for cheaper stuff, I love Techron, and use it when I have the need.


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Some believe that ethanol in fuel does a good job of cleaning the fuel system. Thoughts from the engineer class?
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good ole gasoline always did a great job on my dads hands back in the day
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Some believe that ethanol in fuel does a good job of cleaning the fuel system. Thoughts from the engineer class?

I'm no engineer, but I know that ethanol is great about eating the seals on fuel systems that were not designed to use ethanol.
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i have found the pop and pours to be crap. a friend of mine took his out and let them soak in Heat (methanol) overnight and then used worth throttle body cleaner to clean the TB and intake mani. it did run smoother.
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