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post #1 of 19 Old 07-02-2013, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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What fuel injector cleaner?

OK this is for my boat... seadoo 4tech.

Alright i need to run some fuel injector cleaner to solve a slightly lean cylinder. Which do you guys prefer (i know this is asking which oil is best to use).

Had my eye on Lucas Deep Clean or Lucas Injector Cleaner, or Berryman - "Chemtool Carburetor, Fuel System and Injector Cleaner"

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Techron Fuel cleaner. Smells like paint thinner but burns fine and safe on catalytic (not that it matters on a boat). Use it in cars and the 919. Also, seafoam?

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My vote is Seafoam. Stuff just works.

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I'm fine with Seafoam.



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Vote goes to seafoam as well. Using had to winterize my 1978 Ford 302 inboard v8, I've found the sea foam to work the best hands down. stabil has let me down numerous times (both versions). Haven't tried Lucas since the sea foam works so damn well.

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But don't overdue it with the Seafoam. That shit is hard on rubber seals/hoses/gaskets if too concentrated.

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Not looking to winterize looking to unclog an injector.

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Not looking to winterize looking to unclog an injector.
It'll do exactly that. As well as clean out the combustion chamber, valve seats, fuel lines, remove warts, etc. that's how good it is.

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It'll do exactly that. As well as clean out the combustion chamber, valve seats, fuel lines, remove warts, etc. that's how good it is.
So you're saying I should have used it to keep you from mounting my 599?

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It'll do exactly that. As well as clean out the combustion chamber, valve seats, fuel lines, remove warts, etc. that's how good it is.
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So you're saying I should have used it to keep you from mounting my 599?
LMAO WTF?! Did mods edit my post?

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looking around Berryman B12 Chemtool is HARSH... but does a damn good job.

Techron and Redline S1 and Gumout Regain are injector cleaners that have actual PEA which will remove gummy shit in injectors.

Seafoam does not have any PEA (polyether amine) so it doesnt really do much for cleaning fuel injectors.

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There are two versions of Techron cleaner. A system cleaner and injector cleaner, get the one you need

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Try Chevron Techron fuel injection cleaner. I found none that do better without side effects. There is a lot of science and chemical engineering behind Techron.

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Yeah techron concentrate was one of the select few with PEA ... going to see what they have at wally world here after work (working on the 4th... wtf).

Either that or the aformentioned Gumout with Regain or redline SI-1 ... both have about 10% more PEA concentation than techron concentrate.

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I have used Redline for many years. To clean injectors use at a stronger concentrate. It will dissolve/dislodge gum and grim so keep an eye on the fuel filter.

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Ok, I need to interject here:

I've never been a big fan of "fuel injector cleaner" additives.

I use a fuel stabilizer in off-season on all of my gasoline engines. Lately, I've been focusing on ethanol treatment when storing vehicles.

This along with fuel filter maintenance has kept all of my engines in top shape.

Last year, my son's car was being repossessed so I gave him my newer vehicle and bought his '04 Mustang GT.

It had a cracked intake manifold (plastic) and while replacing it I sent my fuel injectors to Cruzin Performance for cleaning and flow testing.

The price was right and they came back with new O-Rings, numbered and ready to be re-installed.

You can go on Rich Jensen's website (owner) and view the flow test results when they're done.

Then a couple of months ago, I had a SES light on my '00 GMC Z71 that turned out to be a knock sensor. Replacing the pair of sensors required the intake manifold be removed, so again I sent my fuel injectors to Rich.

This might be overkill, but I know for sure the condition of my injectors rather than adding a bottle of potion to my gas tank and guessing at the outcome.

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