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talkin to the parts guy at ford and he says he uses the injector cleaner about every 15,000 km. Does anyone else ever use this?? I'm gettin close to 12,000 km and was debating it. I think in the manual it says to never use additives.
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I use it from time to time in my car and when i do after i use it plus fill up ill floor it and i can see a big difference
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I use Lucas fuel injector fuel additive from time to time. I have also used Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner. Lucas is my favorite though.
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I run the tank to almost empty and pour in a bottle of Seafoam before every 4th or 5th fill up. Now if it makes a difference or not I don't know but it makes me feel better....it won't hurt anything. I use Marvels Mystery Oil on occasion too. I have always done with all my vehicles.
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I use Lucas fuel injector fuel additive from time to time. I have also used Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner. Lucas is my favorite though.
+1. I really like the Lucas Oil stuff but Techron isn't bad either.
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I need to pick up a bottle of it myself. I used to run injector cleaner once every 3 months in my old truck and it ran like crap whenever i added it to the tank.....
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On my daily drivers, I run a bottle of injector cleaner through on the last tank of gas before my oil change. That way, any contaminants washed into the oil are drained within a short period of time.

Since I put so few miles on my 'Stang, I add a double-dose of Sta-Bil with every tank of gas, which I understand already has an injector cleaner in it.
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20 oz. bottle of Chevron Techron every 5K miles. Good Stuff!
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talkin to the parts guy at ford and he says he uses the injector cleaner about every 15,000 km. Does anyone else ever use this?? I'm gettin close to 12,000 km and was debating it. I think in the manual it says to never use additives.
3M makes a good injector cleaner kit, not that stuff you pour into your tank from the plastic bottles. It cost a little more, but does an excellent job. I use it on mine, Sta-bil is okay for keeping your fuel fresh and stopping build-up of any varnish. As far as running your car to empty, don't do it you pick up all the crap on the bottom of your tank. Never run your car, below a quarter of a tank or your just looking for problems in the long run. As far as the rest of the injector cleaners, that you pour into your tank like Lucas, or STP, etc. they really don't do anything at all to keep you injectors clean. You might think they do, but keep pouring them in then use the 3M kit and watch the crap that comes out of your exhaust, Mike. SCT Tuner.
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3M makes a good injector cleaner kit, not that stuff you pour into your tank from the plastic bottles. It cost a little more, but does an excellent job. I use it on mine, Sta-bil is okay for keeping your fuel fresh and stopping build-up of any varnish. As far as running your car to empty, don't do it you pick up all the crap on the bottom of your tank. Never run your car, below a quarter of a tank or your just looking for problems in the long run. As far as the rest of the injector cleaners, that you pour into your tank like Lucas, or STP, etc. they really don't do anything at all to keep you injectors clean. You might think they do, but keep pouring them in then use the 3M kit and watch the crap that comes out of your exhaust, Mike. SCT Tuner.

Do you have a link to the 3M injector cleaner?
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ITLRUN, thats a good point, I should keep mine topped up a bit better. Thanks for that pointer
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Here's a youtube link I found on using the 3M stuff,
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I've been told by mechanics here at the dealership to occasionally run your tank low, then dump some 110 octane (unleaded of course) gas in. They say it cleans better than any actual cleaner. Don't know if it actually does, but it sure smells nice with no cats. :hihi:
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As far as running your car to empty, don't do it you pick up all the crap on the bottom of your tank. Never run your car, below a quarter of a tank or your just looking for problems in the long run. As far as the rest of the injector cleaners, that you pour into your tank like Lucas, or STP, etc. they really don't do anything at all to keep you injectors clean. You might think they do, but keep pouring them in then use the 3M kit and watch the crap that comes out of your exhaust, Mike. SCT Tuner.
Where do you think the fuel pump pulls the gas from? The top?


Techron works great, changing your fuel filter regularly helps too.
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How much does that 3M kit cost?
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