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Default Gumout fuel injector cleaner?

So i found this stuff called gumout fuel injector cleaner. it claims to boost fuel milage and performance to almost factory. is this possible? does it hurt the engine? i bought some but it says to dump in on an empty tank then fill-er-up but i just gassed up before buying it so i wont use it for a couple of weeks. my question, has anyone here used this? does it do what it says?
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With the fuels today, and the design of the fuel injectors they are self cleaning, but there probably are some uses for these additives. I never use them in my other vehicles, 87 5.0 cougar, 96 4.0 aerostar, and 2004 mustang conv. Replacing spark plugs when required, and if you have alot of miles, spark plug wires especially on distributor less ignitions, and a periodic cleaning of the throttle plate and the air bleed solonoid, and sometimes an air filter or fuel filter when needed. Good Luck.
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Go to Walmart and get a bottle of SeaFoam and add it to your tank with about 8-9 gallons of gas!
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I tried it and had good luck
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.....I have used it in the past, then i found Sea Foam,it works.
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alright. Seafoam. I'll remember that.
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Start the engine, let it idle, disconnect the brake booster vacuum line, pour 3/4 of the bottle slowly in the intake thru the brake booster vacuum line, don't pour too fast.... turn off ignition and pour the remaining 1/4 in the intake.... reconnect the vacuum line.... let it sit for 30 minutes then start the engine.... video tape the next step: start the engine... lotsa smoke....

I've used seafoam with good results, gas mileage did improve and the engine seemed to rum smoother.
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Well here is my take on the MAGIC POTIONS. Normally they dont work. But what does pouring stuff in to an engine do. Well it can clean out the carbon and i think see foam might??? What does it do in the tank ??? Clean the injectors??? it might. But most cleaners do a bad thing to injectors. It breaks down the enamel on the windings. In some cases. If your injectors are clogges they are coked and they basically cant be cleaned. But carbon cleaners work. GM top oil and valve cleaner is the best for decarbonizing .. But basically nothing can clean an injector except a commercial injector cleaning machine. Basically injectors can be rebuilt and they work OK. Stock injectors are not much money and jegs and summit sell a fairly good replacement injectors reasonably priced.
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since i kinda bought the gumout before i started this i went ahead and used it and it actually improved throttle response. It also stopped this weird thing my car was doing, when i would shift and then start accelerating it would start accelerating then lag a little then start accelerating again. The next time i try someting like this i'll use the seafoam though.
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You know you can use gasoline to clean your fuel injector. Some studies have proven it. I don't know if it's true but many have spoken of it. Anyway good day to all.
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Go to Walmart and get a bottle of SeaFoam and add it to your tank with about 8-9 gallons of gas!
plus 1....i love that stuff
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Lucas fuel treatment. I use it just about every oil change and you can really feel the difference.
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plus 1....i love that stuff
haha Yup I said it in March I'll say again, a can of seafoam in your tank is a Good thing every 10K miles
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You know you can use gasoline to clean your fuel injector. Some studies have proven it. I don't know if it's true but many have spoken of it. Anyway good day to all.

ive heard this from several mechanics

sea foam is great use it every oil change but i use 2cans. 1 can in the gas and the other can; half in the oil and half in the brake boost then let run for a min let sit for 15min then drive till it stops smoken change oil and filter car drives like new

seafoam is a petroleum product so it wont mess anything up

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they also have videos of how to do it
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