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member101
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Nov 24, 2011, 7:50 PM

Post #1 of 8 (5822 views)
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Hi

My car -kia rio 2003

I just wanted to ask would this product- fuel injector cleaner - be beneficial to my cars performance. It claims to boost power and performance.

Anticipate your reply


Hammer Time
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Nov 24, 2011, 8:00 PM

Post #2 of 8 (5813 views)
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It helps keep things clean when used as maintenance but don't expect it to change anything in the way the car runs.



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Nov 30, 2011, 6:30 PM

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The stuff you put in the gas tank doesn't really do anything. The detergents and even the ethanol in the fuel do a better job. Best way I've seen to clean injectors is ultrasonically, but that means removing and sending them off. Most (not all) injector designs do a pretty good job of keeping themselves clean. It's the owners that run cheap gas or don't maintain their vehicles that usually run into dirty injector issues.





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member101
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Dec 1, 2011, 1:20 PM

Post #4 of 8 (5760 views)
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guys i dont have a choice where i live 3rd grade fuel is available. I have the undesirable choice of having to choose from one of three service stations in the hope that they arent mixing their fuels. I change my fuel filter as specified, however just as part of maintennance i guess i would need the fuel injector cleaner fluid as a band aid solution if it works. Im too busy for all the parts removal especially at this time. Thanks as always for your discussion.


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Dec 1, 2011, 3:48 PM

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Hmmm - not familiar with "3rd Grade fuel" but guess it might be substandard for some places. Not sure what's available to you for products but I will give an approval to limited use of Chevron's Techron, and very limited use of SeaFoam but far less than container would say to use.

IMO it's chiefly preventative but I trust the fuel where I am. One good thing is try hard NOT to get fuel when the place is getting fuel as there is some junk normally collecting at bottom of the places huge tanks being mixed up.

Like most regulars here I don't believe much in magic in a bottle for much. Plenty out there with assorted junk have wild claims that are plain false and some can cause harm for assorted junk for fixes.

Do or can some fuel places cheat? Hard to now where I am but crap can happen - as they say "money talks, bullsh*t walks"

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chas
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Aug 25, 2014, 11:25 PM

Post #6 of 8 (3831 views)
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thats a good question. been using cheap fuel then use Chevron Techron on ocassion.....

if i find it can i use the Flex Fuel85 on a vehicle designed for 86octane regular and still be ok even if it was not designed for FlexFuel85?.....i was thinking it might not work properly because it might have too many additives and too much alcohol.

how much FlexFuel can i use in a percentage and not have starting and run problems?

I could be wrong but i think alot of stations are "franchise" or independently owned and operated. It may be possible alot of stations everywhere are buying fuel from the tanker wherever fuel is the cheapest then sell it as the real Chevron Techron. How do i know im getting the real thing i am paying for?


(This post was edited by chas on Aug 25, 2014, 11:34 PM)


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Aug 26, 2014, 4:47 AM

Post #7 of 8 (3820 views)
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Do not use E85 in a non flex fuel vehicle. Your asking for trouble. The main difference between a flex fuel vehicle and non flex fuel vehicle is the PCM has the ability to measure the amount of alcohol in the fuel and compensate. Also older non flex vehicle's fuel systems are not designed for E85. E85 and rubber don't get along.





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Aug 26, 2014, 9:08 AM

Post #8 of 8 (3816 views)
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Why are you guys replying to a 3 year old thread?



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