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Does fuel injector cleaner really work ?

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I'm not sure what I'll get next when I get back to the US.  It needs more ground clearance though - I always had trouble with that.  Maybe a Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon, or a diesel Mercedes, or a first gen Isuzu Trooper, Land Cruiser, or a '90s BMW wagon.  Whatever it is, it needs to be able to fit my 4-foot tall speakers in the back, take a rack, and have a stick.  4WD and/or traction control is a bonus, FWD is a definite no-no.

 

My brother has a 1992 Volvo 740 Wagon that has the rock solid 2.3 4 cylinder engine from the 240 series.  The 740 wagon is a great vehicle -- lots of room, comfy, and retains the dependable and cheap to fix B23 engine.  He bought it off CL from the original owners, a doctor and his wife who had bought it brand new and babied it.  I think he only paid 1500 for it, and it only has 100,000 miles which is nothing for that engine.  He found a good Volvo-only shop to have it maintained at.  Mercedes wagons are nice, but I think maintenance and repair will be more pricey.  An older diesel one might be ok, esp. if you can run some veggie oil in it, to save money on fuel.

 

I have a 1999 Olds Eighty Eight that we bought from the GM dealership where my wife worked at for years.  It only has 60K miles and runs perfect.  It has the 3800 V6 that is a great engine.  We sold our '05 Kia Sedona minivan.  We are looking to buy a Mazda 3 sedan.


Edited by jd1138 - 3/21/11 at 10:58pm
post #288 of 1112

Does fuel injector cleaner really work ?

 

My mechanic recommends it -- Lucas brand.  I use it, and for what it's worth, our 12 year old car always starts and runs great.

post #289 of 1112
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Does fuel injector cleaner really work ?


Yes, if you need it.  It cleans, it doesn't turn your car into a Ferrari.  wink_face.gif

post #290 of 1112

My car ran a bit smoother but not without it, so I thought it didn't work.  biggrin.gif

post #291 of 1112
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Does fuel injector cleaner really work ?



My understanding is that the good ones pollute the oil, so I always run it before an oil change and run the fuel tank down to fumes.

 

post #292 of 1112
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My understanding is that the good ones pollute the oil, so I always run it before an oil change and run the fuel tank down to fumes.


This is generally sage advice to only use additives prior to a lube job.  However, a good cleaner should merely be a concentrated form similar to the detergent packages in the fuel you put in your tank regularly.  Just avoid putting stuff in your car that you don't need to.  Synthetic oils are particularly sensitive to additives.

post #293 of 1112

its gonna be a beast, my dream is s13 with chevy lsX

 

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post #294 of 1112

Super clean car... Id rock it as is, its a beauty
 

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post #295 of 1112

Not really into cars but since my Opel Corsa 1.4 16v broke down permanetley i had to get a fresh car.

As of tomorrow i will be the owner of a 2001 Subaru Legacy GL 2.0.

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Just washed and installed a new head unit.

 

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What are prevailing attitudes toward Austin Mini Coopers--QC, reliability, longevity, maintenance and up keep? Have a friend who had a nightmare with a lemon. 

post #298 of 1112

1998 Subaru Outback (5-speed)

 

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Alpine CDE-102 Head Unit

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE.  ECU dyno-tuned with a K&N panel filter to 335BHP/320Torques

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE.  ECU dyno-tuned with a K&N panel filter to 335BHP/320Torques


Very nice, even though I'm a hardcore Impreza STi fanboy biggrin.gif

 

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