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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2000, 10:43 AM
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Fuel Injector Cleaner Kit

Hello,
I am trying to learn more about a fuel injector cleaning kit (~ $100) my friend mentioned briefly the other day. He told me this kit involves connecting a small but pressurized tank to the fuel line just before the injectors. After you turn on your car, you are then supposed to keep the engine in idle for 15-20 minutes while the cleaning mixture is spent in the engine supposedly cleaning the injectors! I was just curious if any else knows what I am talking about, has done it themselves, and has liked the results (recovered ~ 5 hp after treatment). My Bronco has 175K and I think my fuel injectors had its better days. Thanks !

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2000, 01:36 PM
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Re: Fuel Injector Cleaner Kit

yo.....those Injectors may be clogged at the pintles and the kit may NOT clean them thoroughly...here is a good reply in another Ford Message Board about the kit.........I used to be a big proponent for fuel injector cleaning--that is, until I saw that it did very little in the way of cleaning an injector that had solid non-disolvable deposits such as sand or dirt. The power flushers as sold by Mustangs Unlimited, for example, do nothing when it comes to disolving grit but they will disolve varnishes. The only real solution to really clean an injector is to disassemble it and have it tested after the cleaning.

I found the most cost effective solution, while they are so cheap, was to buy a set of new take-out injectors from PPI. They were under $90.00 for the set and worked flawlessly when installed. The price is less than the cost of a "cleaning kit" and labor.

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Re: Fuel Injector Cleaner Kit

The kit was used on Shade tree mechanic a while back... You may be able to go to their site and find info on it... But I agree, if they are clogged enough to make it run poorly, I'd just send them to be rebuilt, or buy new ones.

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Re: Fuel Injector Cleaner Kit

I looked on the Shadetree Mechanic site and could not find information about the PPI injectors. If anyone has information on how to buy this set please let me know.

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Re: Fuel Injector Cleaner Kit

For what its worth the Car Talk guys say this product doesnt do anything to clean the injectors and that a $1.29 bottle of STP gas treatment is money better spent.

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Re: Fuel Injector Cleaner Kit

I agree with the other posts. save your cash for new innjectors if some Gumount, or like brand, cleaner doesn't work. Your injectors could be erroded after flowing pressurized fuel for so many miles.

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