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Fuel Injector Cleaner

Best fuel injector cleaner Which fuel injector cleaner brands are best? Many companies make fuel injector cleaners. Some work really well and others are based on obsolete formulas. I’ll show you what must be in the product to make it qualify as the best fuel injector cleaner. What are the most effective fuel injector cleaning agents? The most effective gasoline detergent cleaners include: amides amines polybutene succinimides (PBA) polyether amines (PEA) Poly isobutene amine (PIBA) polyolefin amines Mannich amines. The cleaning additives are usually combined with a carrier oil to … Read More

Fuel injector cleaning

Should I get fuel injector service? If your vehicle is running well but the shop recommends a fuel injector cleaning, be aware that most car maker don’t recommend routing fuel injector cleaning. If fact, GM has issued a service bulletin #04-06-04-051D to address the issue of unnecessary routine fuel injector cleaning. Read it for yourselves here General Motors is aware that some companies are marketing tools, equipment and programs to support fuel injector cleaning as a preventative maintenance procedure. General Motors does not endorse, support or acknowledge the need for fuel … Read More

Is Fuel injector service a scam?

Is fuel injector cleaning a scam? Yes, most of the time fuel injector service is a scam Yeah, that’s a pretty strong statement. But it’s backed up by almost every car maker. Just about every car maker has issued technical service bulletins warning AGAINST routine or preventative fuel injector cleaning services. In fact, some of the TSB’s warn of fuel system damage if the wrong type of fuel injector cleaning solution is used. Why do shops recommend fuel injector service or fuel system cleaning? First, it’s a real money maker … Read More


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