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Fuel Additives Discussion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billas333, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    billas333

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    Searched for a thread on this already and nothing major came up and since I was just at Wal Mart I picked up a bottle of STP Fuel System cleaner for my next oil change. I was curious if anyone else uses these or if anyone thinks they are worth the extra 5 bucks every oil change.

    Also if anyone has any other recommendations post them here.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    The only fuel additive I use is SeaFoam...
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Don't use anything in my truck. Use it in my boat though.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    X2

    MORON!
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    seafoam
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    You must have put more than you had to.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Never heard or used seafoam but I gotta be honest I dont want something that fruity sounding in my engine, I mean it sounds like putting ballet sauce on a steak.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    It blew the rear quarter of my truck off...:D
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    A lot of us use seafoam here. Do a search.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    I personally wouldnt use anything... just good gas such as Chevron or Shell. I was traveling for work back and forth 600mi round trip for six weeks. I filled up and used octane boost/ fuel additives around the 3rd week every time I hit any kind of incline at freeway speeds (80mph) I could feel my fuel cutting out and after that my truck ran so sluggish. Id just stay away from those IMO :)
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    Yea I know, I just drank a 211 and was being a dick... Sorry!
     
  15. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    Back in the day I heard from two mechanic buddys that STP fouls plugs so I stayed away from that brand. Techron in the bottle every third oil change is my habit personally, MAF cleaner to the MAF sensor every time I change out air filter. Always runs with spirit.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    while I agree that almost all those injector cleaners are total BS I use Lucas in my drag truck. It's not an injector cleaner, it's a lubricant and I don't know if it works or not but I'm not stopping now :D

    What about this stuff?
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  17. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    This stuff is good stuff. BMW even recommends it.

    But supplemental additives are much less necessary nowadays since most all fuels sold have to include additives that keep injectors clean and reduce valve deposits to help maintain emission control effectiveness. Ethanol itself does it and it's included in oxygenated fuels required in most densely populated areas and, in the winter, everywhere else.

    Still, it absolutely can't hurt anything but your pocketbook for it's $15 price. That's absurd...the price, that is.
     
  18. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    I have tried almost all the big additives in my motorcycle (which is sensitive to bad gas or good gas) and found that none of them really "boosted" performance. Some of them helped it run smoother, some didn't. The SeaFoam has been my go to since I did some test with it. My plugs and cyclinders are cleaner with I run SeaFoam (pulled the plugs and used a buddies snake camera to take a look around inside). I also SeaFoam my truck and my wife's car once a year.
     
  19. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    I use one litre of Lucas fuel treatment once a month on all my vehicles.
     
  20. Dec 15, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    I run the Lucas top end treatment twice a year maybe..........Hint - Buy the 32 oz bottle for 10.00 instead of 5 oz for 5.00.
     
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