Using injector cleaners are definitely an advantage.....Originally posted by IS3:
do we need FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER?
if so, how often should we use it?
i used to put them on my old car with Chevron's fuel injector cleaner.
does the brand matters?
which brand is better? or its just basically the same?
That process is actually how it should be done, but only if you think your injectors are so clogged to the point that your car is performing badly. (Rough idle, hesitation, etc.) Most pro mechanics will use the can for that problem if you take the car in. However, a regular dose (every oil change) of an OTC injector cleaner should prevent the service. I use GumOut and STP and it works fine. Just about all of the brands are identical; they use the same detergent in all of them.Originally posted by dude:
I really doubt it....I know that you can have the service done......It's an aerosol can, and they simply disconnect the fuel supply and run the engine on that can.......Charge you an arm and a leg for that service but know what???? Don't even feel a difference.
Regularly maintaining the fuel system clean will render that service useless.
this is actually a decarb or top engine clean, as opposed to an injector cleaner. (not trying to be jerk, but just clarifying.) a decarb does make an impressive cloud of smoke with all of the crap it pulls out of intake. we do use an adapter to run the car on a separate fuel cleaner. (disconnect fuel pump , etc.)actually I work at a dealer and we hook up a hose to a vacum port in the throttle body or intake manifold and let it slowly the BG intake cleaner down, i used it on my IS before I did a tune up and can honestly say after looking down the intake manifold that it looked shiny and brand new at 70K, all the carb build up ran down the back of the intake and got burned up, and I cleaned out my throttle body with throttle body cleaner
Sorry guys-I just bought a bottle today and it was $12. It turns out their advertised price of $40 or so was for them to put it in the tank. Nice markup Tunex...BG 44k is in liquid form, but is usually not sold at auto parts stores. It is usually found at shops-the only place I have seen it for sale is at Tunex. $40 or so a bottle.
Sorry guys-I need to clarify. I just bought a bottle today and it was $12. It turns out their advertised price of $40 or so was for them to put it in the tank. Nice markup Tunex... An extra $28 just to put a funnel in your tank and pour something in??? :shocked:BG 44k is in liquid form, but is usually not sold at auto parts stores. It is usually found at shops-the only place I have seen it for sale is at Tunex. $40 or so a bottle.