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Best Fuel Injector Cleaner and fuel system 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 system and 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 … Read More

Is fuel injector cleaning service necessary?

Is fuel injector cleaning service necessary? For most engines, a routine periodic fuel injector cleaning service is worthless and a waste of money If your vehicle is running well but the shop recommends a fuel injector cleaning service, be aware that most car maker don’t recommend routine periodic  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 … Read More

Is Fuel system service a scam?

Is Fuel system service a scam? Yes, most of the time fuel system 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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