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The Best Fuel Injector Cleaner and fuel system cleaners

These are the 3 best fuel injector cleaners Many companies make fuel injector cleaners. Some work really well and others are based on obsolete formulas. Based on my experience these are the 3 best products to use to clean fuel injectors: Red Line® SI-1 Complete Fuel System Cleaner Chevron Techron Concentrate Plus Gumout Regane High Mileage Fuel System Cleaner Here’s why I chose those fuel injector cleaner brands The most effective gasoline detergent cleaners include: amides amines polybutene succinimides (PBA) polyether amines (PEA) Poly isobutene amine (PIBA) polyolefin amines Mannich … 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?

Just say no to fuel system service Shops routinely recommend a fuel system service at every oil change to “restore engine performance.” That’s a great hook. But what if you’re not having an engine performance problem? The shop will still recommend it. Carmakers not only don’t list fuel injector cleaning in their maintenance guides, but they have issued technical service bulletins warning AGAINST routine or preventative fuel system service (also called fuel injector cleaning). Even worse, some of the TSB’s warn of fuel system damage if the wrong type of … Read More


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