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GM Press Release -- New ACDelco Fuel Ind. Srv. Kit

Thought you guys would find this interesting. If anyone gets this and tries it out, let me know!!!

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New ACDelco Fuel Induction Service Kit Cleans Engines And Reduces Rough Idle

GRAND BLANC, MICH. - ACDelco's latest addition to its vehicle care product line is a three-step fuel induction service kit that addresses such customer concerns as rough idle, engine run-on and hesitation.

"After about 30,000 to 40,000 miles, regular oil changes don't do enough to clean the engine and remove the sludge that builds up on the throttle body," said Rene Richardson, ACDelco vehicle care product specialist. "The ACDelco fuel induction kit will help loosen those deposits and remove the carbon buildup."

The fuel induction service kit - the latest addition to ACDelco's newly-expanded vehicle care product line - includes three products that help eliminate potentially damaging deposits from the fuel system, the induction system and the throttle body:

* Fuel System Treatment, which is poured directly into the fuel tank to clean the fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion chamber. Using a 50/50 mix of fuel, this product can be run through the fuel injectors by way of the fuel rail.
* Throttle Body Cleaner that eliminates buildup on the throttle body. The throttle body cleaner also lubricates the throttle plate mechanism and cleans the idle air control bypass. Instead of mineral oil, the lubricant contains ester oil, which leaves behind a film to help prevent sticking.
* Induction Cleaner which removes deposits from the front and back of the throttle body butterfly, the intake plenum and runners and the intake valves and combustion chamber without harming the catalytic converter or oxygen sensor.

These fluids are specifically designed to lower emissions, are toluene-free and are safe for seals and gaskets. All three products may be ordered together as a kit under Part Number 10-5021 (88901364).

"The ACDelco fuel induction kit carries the same quality expected from the ACDelco brand," Richardson said, "and will cover almost any import or domestic vehicle." ACDelco's "All Makes/All Models" product lines cover GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda and virtually every vehicle on the road today.

Also available is an optional tool kit that includes a product manual with step-by-step instructions for several fuel injection systems, a variety of sprayer tips and vacuum delivery adapters to fit most vehicles. This optional tool kit is provided by the manufacturer, as a service to ACDelco customers, and is not covered by any ACDelco Warranty, including any express or implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

ACDelco is a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services offering products for virtually all vehicles. ACDelco is headquartered in Grand Blanc, Mich., and markets automotive replacement parts worldwide under its brand name. For more information, contact your local ACDelco distributor.

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I wonder what thats going to cost? But i will prolly give it a try
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Hey, if GM says "put this in your engine" it can't be that bad. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: GM Press Release -- New ACDelco Fuel Ind. Srv.

That's kinda what I thought!!!

Forgot to mention. There was a second part to the release. Had to do with new "Iridium" spark plugs.

I guess the combination of all the fuel induction service kit, the Iridium spark plugs, and a bowtie racing sticker nets you an extra 50 horses, right? [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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50 horses! Are you insane? It's at least 75! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
What is an iridium spark plug?
Post a price for the kit if you find one.
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75!!! Heh...

Here's the release on the Iridium plugs...

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ACDelco Professional Iridium Spark Plugs Are The Latest In High-Performance Technology

GRAND BLANC, MICH. - ACDelco, a leader in the automotive aftermarket, continues to offer its customers new, technologically-improved products, as evidenced by the ACDelco Professional Iridium spark plug.

Throughout its 76 years of selling spark plugs, ACDelco has developed a broad range of plugs designed to perform in all types of automotive applications. The ACDelco Professional Iridium plug launches the next generation of high-performance spark plugs.

"Iridium is one of the strongest, densest precious metals on earth," said Michelle Glazier, ACDelco product specialist for spark plugs. "And with a 100,000-mile limited warranty offered by ACDelco, customers can be confident that these spark plugs are built to last."

With a melting point approximately 700 degrees Celsius higher than platinum, ACDelco Professional Iridium spark plugs are able to burn fuel more efficiently and deliver better performance. The ACDelco Professional Iridium spark plug also requires less precious metal for the electrodes than platinum-tipped plugs, while still outperforming them.

"If you look at an iridium tip, it's equivalent to about the size of two pinheads," Glazier said. "It's less drain on the electrical system because it's smaller, and it's a more efficient use of the energy in your vehicle."

Specially designed electrodes on the ACDelco Professional Iridium spark plug increase electric field strength and reduce sparking voltage, resulting in improved cold starting and quick acceleration.

A tapered, cut-ground electrode offers enhanced flame spread during combustion, while a secondary microdischarge of the center electrode burns off carbon deposits, providing superior antifouling performance.

Currently, ACDelco Professional Iridium spark plugs are available for certain 2002/2003 Chevrolet, Buick and Pontiac vehicles. Since these vehicles come equipped with iridium plugs, they must be used as the replacement. However, there are some applications where the iridium may be used as an upgrade to the current system.

The ACDelco Professional Iridium spark plug is the newest in ACDelco's spark plug line, which also includes Professional Platinum spark plugs, RAPIDFIREŽ Platinum spark plugs, conventional spark plugs, nonautomotive spark plugs and Glow plugs. ACDelco's "All Makes/All Models" family of spark plugs covers GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda and virtually every vehicle on the road today.

ACDelco is a global leader in automotive replacement parts and services offering products for virtually all vehicles. ACDelco is headquartered in Grand Blanc, Mich., and markets automotive replacement parts worldwide under its brand name. For more information, visit the ACDelco Web site at acdelco.com.

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Hmmm okay, I want some. Went to acdelco.com, they didn't exactly jump out at me.[img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

J.R. did you get that in an email, if so how do you sign up for those things(GM Press Releases)?
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Re: GM Press Release -- New ACDelco Fuel Ind. Srv.

I used to work for a magazine that featured, well, horses. They started this yearly article about towing and "what's new" in trucks for towing, and I worked on the first two years of it. I got "press" credentials, if you can call it that, with GM.

Ford never returned my calls, where GM fell all over themselves to help me out. Kinda tells you that if you're not a major vehicle magazine, don't bother. This went on for two years. The only reason I tell you this is because GM's Media and PR departments are very responsive to their customers and love the free press they get from it.

If you want to try (helps if you write articles for either print or online about trucks) go to media.gm.com and send them an e-mail to be signed up for press releases. You'll have to give them a reason to get you on the list.

Incidentally, when I get all my ducks in a row, I'm planning on opening a web site dedicated specifically to GM trucks. It's just not plausible right now (just bought a new condo). Anyway, I plan on having basically an open source content management system working to organize it all.

The press release only came out a couple of days ago, so I'm guessing that within a month, GM will have their suppliers and/or dealership parts departments stocked with the new gear.

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Oh boy.... ok. I dont know how to put this to you guys, but can you take a wild guess who makes these 'iridium' spark plugs that Delco so excitedly presents to us all???

Its NGK...

Kinda puts a nice twist on the whole Delco made in America thing huh? In all honesty, where I work, I sell only AC-Delco parts as a Delco warehouse distributor. We are one of the only places in Michigan (other than SPO) that will sell Delco parts to GM employees at thier discounted rate. So I talk to these guys all the time. Not a single one will buy the new iridium line of plugs because they are junk made NGK plugs from Japan (sorry but I have never had any luck with NGK plugs either). I dont even like the looks of the new plugs. They are just too flimsy looking and feeling, and I have had several defects come back to my store already. Not a good marketing technique if you ask me...

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btw - I am not slamming iridium plugs one bit. They are the best performance plugs you can get on the market and only as of recently has the technology to incorporate it into automotive plugs came to be. Its a technology that has been around for a while for industrial applications, but the prices for them has been over 100 bucks a pop. I am just venting at Delco for making it sound like this is thier own technology....


Thank you for presenting me with an opportunity to vent my opinions openly..... now.... [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: GM Press Release -- New ACDelco Fuel Ind. Srv.

It's kinda like saying that Harley Davidson's are 100% American made -- NOT. But I get your point about these particular plugs not being reliable (flimsy, etc.).

Incidentally I used to pass by the NGK US company in Irvine CA on the way to work. Let's hope that these are of better quality, and are made here in the States.

Unless of course you've already seen these supposedly new Delco plugs for regular auto apps?

Thanks for the insight...
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