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03-07-2012 07:55 AM
zmotorsports Whenever I have purchased a new to me (used) vehicle I put a can of BG 44k in the tank and let it work.

At every other LOF on my vehicles I dump a can of Chevron Techron in the tank as a preventive/maintenance routine.

The 44k is awesome, I was sold on it a few years ago when I was tuning up a neighbor's daughters car. It was running a little rough while I was checking things out and I noticed the injector was not spraying a nice circle pattern (it was a throttle body injected GM). I bought a can of 44k to dump in it. I had changed the plugs, wires and tested the rest of the ignition and fuel system and everything checked out. While I was running the car and checking the timing it started to smooth out and I noticed that the injector was spraying a nice uniform pattern. All of this took place in about 10-15 minutes of the car idling in the shop, not even driving it. Over the next half hour and maybe 10 miles it ran even better.

I have been sold on the stuff ever since. It is a little pricey that is why I don't use it all of the time but if you are experiencing any kind of rough or irregular idle that you think may be from the fuel system it is well worth the $22.00 a can.

Mike.
03-07-2012 07:44 AM
Raziel I use this at my shop. You want a petroleum base product. Specially if you add it to the gas tank. Because you want it to mix with the gas & absorb the moist in there & have it all go out together. Ones that aren't petroleum base ether just settle at the bottom or floats on the top & really doesn't do anything.

Read the info on the bottle & it will tell you if it is or not.

But when I was in the mazda forums. All of them live by this stuff. Vehicle running rough, idles like crap, etc etc etc. Use seafoam on it & BAM! The beast is running normal.

I Haven't had any issues with it...yet...& hope I don't. If you use the booster line to suck it in. You don't want it to suck it in fast. It should take about 15-20 min for this process to be completed & you need to keep the RPMs between 1500-2000. It helps a lot if you have a container that does this job for you. With the tool, should be like 3 drops, stop, 3 drops, stop. In a bit of a fast pace. You do it by hand. Have it suck a little bit at a time.

If smoke is coming out of the exhaust, it's not really working then. You are just flooding the vehicle & the stuff is not doing what it should be doing.

I recommend every 20k-30k to do this along with cleaning the throttle body.
03-07-2012 06:20 AM
PA ARCTIC advanced auto has it BOGO. cant beat that! i like the fact its safe for the fuel gauge sending unit, and clean's the sulpher off of it.
03-06-2012 08:11 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by PA ARCTIC
techtron every oil change.
Love that stuff

Had a minor ping during heavy acceleration (cough)

Anyhow... Ran two bottles through two full tanks and ping gone
03-06-2012 07:15 PM
PA ARCTIC techtron every oil change.
03-06-2012 04:12 PM
Tkalagher Prestone Complete Fuel System Cleaner

ETA: At every oil change
03-06-2012 02:10 PM
PA . JAY lucas Is all I use I add every other full tank . ethanol treatment
03-06-2012 02:05 PM
Mike Greathouse I use Lucas pretty regularly, but also toss a can of Seafoam in now and then. Both help to offset the negative effects of the ethanol in the gas these days.
03-06-2012 01:59 PM
OBX
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Originally Posted by pkmcd99

A half can of this juju in the tank once a month will keep your engine happy forever.
Agreed. I use it to flush for every oil change also.
03-06-2012 01:49 PM
JkJared I occasionally throw a bottle of Lucas upper cylinder and injector cleaner. Maybe every 8-10 fills. I find it good and cheap. Anyone have experience with this stuff
03-06-2012 12:51 PM
pkmcd99
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Originally Posted by OBX
Seafoam for EVERYTHING
A half can of this juju in the tank once a month will keep your engine happy forever.
03-06-2012 11:35 AM
OBX Seafoam for EVERYTHING
11-11-2011 05:03 PM
1Topp Marvel Mystery oil
11-11-2011 03:32 PM
saltwaterwop The only negative I have ever heard to using the vacuum line method for cleaners is that huge plume or smoke you get when you start it back up and what it may be doing(clogging) to your O2 Sensors mounted in the exhaust stream.

I try and use only good clean gas and use Seafoam in the Gas tank every few months.
But mostly for its stabilizing/water eliminating value vs cleaning
11-11-2011 02:00 PM
wrangler0 Is it best to add Seafoam to the gas tank with a fresh full tank of gas or is it OK to add it to half a tank?
10-14-2011 11:40 PM
JeffC It was suggested to me to occasionally use Sta-bil as preventative maintenance.
10-14-2011 09:43 PM
rivershark2005 My mechanic recommends a can of SeaFoam in the gas every fifth tank and half a can of SeaFoam through the vacuum line every oil change. That's what I do with my Trailblazer and after the first couple of treatments, my mileage increased 2mpg. It was getting 18.5-19 overall and now it's getting 20.5 overall.
10-14-2011 09:38 PM
oilwell1415
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Originally Posted by PAVarminter View Post
I may very well be mistaken, but a fuel injector cleaning just sounds like a ripoff to me . . . I have a mental image of a mechanic pouring some injector cleaner into the tank then charging $60.00 . . .
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Agree 100%
That's the quick lube injector cleaning. A real injector cleaning uses a machine that forces a highly concentrated cleaning agent through the injectors under pressure and actually does something. The problem is that most injectors don't get dirty enough to need it, so all you really need is something in the tank once in a while to remove anything that does happen to form. The biggest problem with dirty injectors is crap that builds up in the inlet screens and the only thing that will fix that is to remove them and dig the crap out.
10-14-2011 05:17 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by PAVarminter
I may very well be mistaken, but a fuel injector cleaning just sounds like a ripoff to me . . . I have a mental image of a mechanic pouring some injector cleaner into the tank then charging $60.00 . . .
Agree 100%
10-14-2011 04:58 PM
PAVarminter I may very well be mistaken, but a fuel injector cleaning just sounds like a ripoff to me . . . I have a mental image of a mechanic pouring some injector cleaner into the tank then charging $60.00 . . .
10-14-2011 02:21 PM
DM6156 I've been using seafoam for many years

oil to keep sludge from building up/remove existing sludge

gas to clean injectors

in throttle body to clean out carbon build up



Dan M
10-14-2011 12:59 PM
OBX Ok, so I used the throttle body method and it worked great. I also added some seafoam to the crank as a flush. When I changed the oil, there was soild dime size carbon deposits falling out. It worried me a bit at first, but when I started it and drove, it felt like a whole new machine.

Is it normal to have that much blow-by on these?
10-11-2011 09:20 PM
oilwell1415 If your injectors are clean already you can just put a can of 44K in the tank every oil change and you'll be good.
10-11-2011 09:03 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by tjt94

The "box" is the throttle body. It is held on by four bolts. The electric cable for the throttle by wire also needs to be unplugged. You get to both of these by removing the air intake tube that is connected to the throttle body. That is the full extent of what need to be removed.
I was talking about the electronics on the side. If its part of the TB--ok--I thought it was a separate component.

Just read through a good thread on another forum. Some said "not to mess with the DBW TB, and there really is no reason to clean it" most of their TB's were not all that bad to actually need a cleaning. If there is a lot of buildup, the owner is doing something wrong I.e not replacing filter or using a K&N oiled filter (like myself)

Mines not too bad (yet) I am going to look into an AFE dry filter to replace the K&N on my Banks system, will see.

Thanks for the info
10-11-2011 08:35 PM
tjt94
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
The box that that opens and closes the butterfly concerned me a bit looking at it but alright.... Thanks.
The "box" is the throttle body. It is held on by four bolts. The electric cable for the throttle by wire also needs to be unplugged. You get to both of these by removing the air intake tube that is connected to the throttle body. That is the full extent of what need to be removed.
10-11-2011 08:32 PM
demarpaint Red Line makes a very good fuel injector cleaner which also contains an upper cylinder lubricant. Dump in a bottle just before an oil change or you can add 1.5 ounces per 10 gallons of gas as a maintenance dose, that's after an initial 1 bottle cleaning.
10-11-2011 07:54 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kfdjason7620

I have no clue on the seafoam stuff, never used it. I am talking about fuel injector cleaner. I've read some weird stuff up here about Jeeps running funny after seafoam treatment, it maybe very good stuff, Idk. So for misunderstanding, let me mosey back over to the tj section before I get jumped!
Mr. B over there is not a fan
10-11-2011 07:53 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by tjt94

Take it off and clean it with throttle body cleaner. Wipe out what you can reach in the intake. Reinstall. 15 minute job.
The box that that opens and closes the butterfly concerned me a bit looking at it but alright.... Thanks.
10-11-2011 07:48 PM
kfdjason7620
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Originally Posted by TanManRubi

so just a can of this beloved Seafoam direct into the gas tank with a full tank of gas is all that is needed?
I have no clue on the seafoam stuff, never used it. I am talking about fuel injector cleaner. I've read some weird stuff up here about Jeeps running funny after seafoam treatment, it maybe very good stuff, Idk. So for misunderstanding, let me mosey back over to the tj section before I get jumped!
10-11-2011 07:45 PM
tjt94
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
What is the best way to clean the TB on a JK?

A good link will Do

Different then the TJ with the electronic throttle control.

Take it off and clean it with throttle body cleaner. Wipe out what you can reach in the intake. Reinstall. 15 minute job.
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