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Old 04-04-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Fuel additive and cleaner

What's the best fuel additive/cleaner out there for the 97? O there are so many...

I also saw online that many of these cleaners out there doesn't work at all. My friend told me about some kind of cleaning done at the dealership that they spray inside of the engine to get all of the crap out.

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Old 04-04-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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Don't waste your $$$, really. All grades of modern U.S. gasolines contain more than enough fuel injection system cleaners and additives to keep things clean. In fact, the EPA has required it since around 2008.

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:31 PM   #3
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Believe it or not, I've always run Isopropyl rubbing alcohol in my vehicles. 1 bottle right after the oil change.
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Think that's what's in the red heet bottles.

HEET 28202 Iso-HEET Premium Fuel-line Antifreeze Water Remover and Injector Cleaner - 12 Fl oz. by Golden Eagle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V4HC7Y/..._h73ptb1ZQNTDK
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Pretty much haha

Rubbing alcohol is about $0.79 per bottle.
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So you are adding alcohol to gas that already contains up to 10% alcohol?
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So you are adding alcohol to gas that already contains up to 10% alcohol?
Ya. Ethanol is best for your self. Isopropyl the jeep. I used heet in Alaska it was cold as f. Going from heated garage to -40 is asking for condensation. The alcohol gets it to burn. Yellow heet is denatured alcohol red is isopropyl.
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Well, according to these guys, it might not be a good idea:

Is your gas additive safe with E10 fuel?
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Well, according to these guys, it might not be a good idea: Is your gas additive safe with E10 fuel?
See man your all confused. That's ethanol. You should drink that kind. It's not good for gas. It's like ever clear. Good for you. You use isopropyl or denatured to get water out of gas. Performance wise I hate ethanol in gas environment wise I'll live with it.

Edit I used it in Alaska not now that I'm in MO now. I agree there is plenty here in the gas. Stuff is extreme there. Your tires freeze and have flat spots lol.
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Sorry but you are confused. That is why ethanol (E10 gas) it is bad for boats that sit in the water as it absorbs the humidity in the air from all the water around it. E10 will undergo phase separation and water contamination in 90 days. ... Ethanol gasoline is hygroscopic (will absorb water). ALL alcohol absorbs water. All alcohol. You are just increasing the alcohol content by adding any other type of alcohol to E10 gas and thus more water through absorption.
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Sorry but you are confused. That is why ethanol (E10 gas) it is bad for boats that sit in the water as it absorbs the humidity in the air from all the water around it. E10 will undergo phase separation and water contamination in 90 days. ... Ethanol gasoline is hygroscopic (will absorb water). ALL alcohol absorbs water. All alcohol. You are just increasing the alcohol content by adding any other type of alcohol to E10 gas and thus more water through absorption.
I was being sarcastic which Is why I edited I don't use it in Missouri. Ya it absorbs water and you can burn it. Good if your running through tanks of gas to get condensation out. Sitting in a boat I would use stabil. Here in the lower 48 I use nothing. Accept my chainsaw gas gets stabil because I don't use it often. I look at it when living in Alaska as being able to burn the water not increasing it. Alcohol don't make water or hang overs wouldn't exist.
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I tell ya I sweat by B12 chemtool. Introduced to it late 80's or so. Only thing to use on mc carburetors and fuel injection. I have put it in every thing I have ever owned.
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I throw in a bottle of Seafoam into an empty gas tank right before a fill up about every 5,000 miles. I wouldn't bother with it though unless you have over 50,000 miles or so.
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Chevron Techrolene. Dose your your system with it once or twice a year. If you think there is water in your fuel, not usually a problem with vehicles unlike boats (boats are not used as frequently and carry much more fuel) due to the high fuel turnover rate and small tanks, but, if it is a worry, Star Tron enzyme fuel cleaner. Neither will damage your Jeep.

Many fuels already contain Techrolene under license from Chevron.

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I was being sarcastic which Is why I edited I don't use it in Missouri. Ya it absorbs water and you can burn it. Good if your running through tanks of gas to get condensation out. Sitting in a boat I would use stabil. Here in the lower 48 I use nothing. Accept my chainsaw gas gets stabil because I don't use it often. I look at it when living in Alaska as being able to burn the water not increasing it. Alcohol don't make water or hang overs wouldn't exist.
- Ok, you got me!!! for a minute, I though you one to many shots of
ethanol!!

I use stabil marine in all my stored gas, especially my boat tanks as it keeps the gas from degrading. It is sad they have pushed this E10 crap on us as pure gas it stable for over a year while untreated E10 goes bad in less than 90 days (besides what it has done to the price of food and reduced your gas mileage).

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