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Hey Yall,

I went to the dollar store and bought a bottle of fuel injector cleaner. My uncle told me to get some. I think that it did some good, but i dont know really if it did or not. Before when i took it out of overdrive and slammed it to the floor...it would studder a little bit. It didnt do it any today. It says treats up to 20 galons, I put it in there with 1/4 a tank to be more potent. Does that stuff really work? Or is it just my imagination?

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Normally speaking.....

that stuff out of a bottle from a chain store really
isn't of any value. Today's gasoline formulations
pretty much negate the need for such "cleaners". If,
in fact, you experience a malfunctioning injector
it is most likely for other reasons, but if you feel
a cleaning is really the answer to your problem then
get one of those kits designed specifically
for cleaning injectors, and not by pouring a few ounces
of "cleaner" into your tank - or get it done professionally.
The need to actually clean injectors is pretty rare nowadays,
however, assuming you're using half way decent gas.
 

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I put some of that X1R stuff in mine and it increased my mileage from 249 a tank to 300, but that could've been a fluke because the next tank lasted 279. I don't know but I'm grateful for any increase since I drive 80+ miles a day.
 

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Usually the "cleaners" contain is just an expensive way of buy caroscene.. (Sp?)
You know the stuff you pour in lamps and heater stoves..
or the stuff you use to clean your paintbrushes with...
Don't remember what that's called either...

But as the first speaker said...
As long as it works for you it's good...
And since they sell it at large autostores it can't be
bad for your engine....


Just my .02

//per A
 

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Well, you can go to Wal-Mart or Home Depot and buy Xylene a gallon at a time and I think that is what Thyg0d was referring too. I know it can make a semi decent octane booster, enough to get rid of minor knock on most cars.
 
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