Fuel System Cleaner - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
Thtwsacls1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 6
Country: United States
Question Fuel System Cleaner

I've been using it 2-3 times a year for the past 3 years after every oil change and I believe its been doing my engine well. My friend told me about it and ever since I started using it, my 1992 Escort LX has been running way more smoothly.

Unfortunately, I didn't know that much about fuel economy back then, but apparently fuel system cleaner will increase the mpg you get out of your car. I wasn't really tracking my mileage back then, so I couldn't really say if there was a difference or not or by how much.

Has anyone here seen a difference when using fuel system cleaner?
__________________

Thtwsacls1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11
Country: United States
My belief is that the "better fuel economy" claim on most injector cleaner is a blanket statement. You WILL see better mileage, but it's only better because your fuel system is cleaner. In reality, it's only placing the mileage of your car to a closer "brand new" state, before your fuel system begins to dirty up from crappy fuel.

So in short, you'll see better fuel economy, but most likely nothing much over a factory rating under normal driving habits.
__________________

__________________
adamsjd1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_RoadWarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,652
I discovered a few years ago that many "fuel system cleaners" "emissions cleaners" "injector cleaners" "gas line antifreezes" "octane boosters" were nothing but straight isopropyl alcohol, which is what I stick in mine now. Many folks are seeing some MPG increase with isopropyl alcohol.
__________________
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
GasSavers_RoadWarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 05:45 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 85
Country: United States
Not completely true, although alcohol is an ingredient in many cleaners, it is not the only one. Toluene, xylene, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), kerosene, stoddard solvent, polyether amine.... All sorts of organic solvents are used. But it is still cheaper to mix your own. Just make sure you are buying pure chemicals, though.
__________________
bkrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 06:33 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_RoadWarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,652
Yeah, there's some that are a cocktail of laquer thinners and mineral spirits, or some I suspect are tranny fluid.
__________________
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
GasSavers_RoadWarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 06:51 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 146
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to GasSavers_Dust
Might I suggest running the cleaner before an oil change? If anything gets by the rings, you would be better off getting it out of the oil soon.
GasSavers_Dust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 09:26 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 85
Country: United States
Yep, that's correct. In order to have the least effect on oil, run the cleaner THEN change the oil.
__________________

__________________
bkrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Incorrect Milage Calcuatlion PatM Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 07-17-2009 08:21 PM
Missing Fuelup jmonty Fuelly Web Support and Community News 3 05-27-2009 05:10 AM
Why did it take me so long to find this place? Baranfin Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 6 05-31-2008 05:17 PM
hi new member here and ive got some sick ideas! csrmel Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 6 10-18-2007 02:23 PM
The Best War Ever GasSavers_roadrunner General Discussion (Off-Topic) 1 12-11-2006 06:33 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.