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Old 11-28-2009, 04:38 PM   #41
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Don't even remember why I removed the Dakota's intake plenum but the inside had a black and greasy looking coating.

Then I remembered I had sprayed in cleaner as the engine ran.

I concluded that the oily film mattered not at all because air didn't move through it as fast at a cruise speed of 2,000 RPM as it would a 12,000 RPM racing engine.

After I cleaned it.......I got exactly the same MPG as before.
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Seafoam didn't do squat in my Bronco...not that it's a bad product, maybe the motor really was well taken care of and wasn't going to see a benefit from a cleaner but...it was a waste of my money.

Personally, I just use Chevron. It's the same price as everyone else's gasoline here and the Techron is one of the best cleaners out there. If I feel I need to run some cleaner through something, I use Lucas - I've heard it's easier on any gaskets it runs past on the way through.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:52 PM   #43
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Personally, I just use Chevron. It's the same price as everyone else's gasoline here and the Techron is one of the best cleaners out there. If I feel I need to run some cleaner through something, I use Lucas - I've heard it's easier on any gaskets it runs past on the way through.
i've heard techron is good as well, but there are no longer any chevrons or texacos near me.

lucas says on the container that it's an upper cylinder lube, so that makes sense. i just use a more cost effective means: a couple ounces of 2 stroke (ashless)motor oil.
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Techron fuel treatment can be bought at WalMart and auto parts stores.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:30 PM   #45
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Techron fuel treatment can be bought at WalMart and auto parts stores.
absolutely. i just liked getting it for "free", already in the gas. i'm not convinced fuel cleaners are cost effective, so i've been experimenting w/ making my own.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:35 PM   #46
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If you want to make sure your fuel injectors are cleaned. Remove them and send them to fuel injector cleaning company that flows them.

I used Arizona TPI. I do not work for them, but I have sent my injectors to them for two of my vehicles. They will also send you a print out of the before and after results.

I'm from Az, so turn around time was about a week. I do not remember how much it cost, I think it was around $60.00. (The cheapest I could find on the internet, plus I've heard good things about the company.)

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my local Advance Auto Parts has sea foam on sale for $6.99, down from its reg price of $9.99. check your local store if interested.
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Same here. Must be chain-wide.
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Ditto in Indiana.

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If you want to make sure your fuel injectors are cleaned. Remove them and send them to fuel injector cleaning company that flows them.

I used Arizona TPI. I do not work for them, but I have sent my injectors to them for two of my vehicles. They will also send you a print out of the before and after results.

I'm from Az, so turn around time was about a week. I do not remember how much it cost, I think it was around $60.00. (The cheapest I could find on the internet, plus I've heard good things about the company.)

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I did not have to replace injectors on my Dakota. Went 623,000 miles on them. Used Costco gas.

I had to replace all four injectors on my Volvo. Used Arco gas.
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