1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Fuel Injection Cleaner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by markwood622, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM
    #1
    markwood622

    markwood622 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Member:
    #50477
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Im wondering whats the best cleaner I should use..... and should I pour the cleaner in before or after I fill up my tank? I know to most people its probably common sence but I have just heard a few people tell me different things. But none of them has a tacoma. BTW I have a 2005 tacoma 2 wheel drive double cab
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM
    #2
    AK27

    AK27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Member:
    #11005
    Messages:
    39,511
    pour it in before so that it mixes with the fuel
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:37 PM
    #3
    KevLot17

    KevLot17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Member:
    #39621
    Messages:
    694
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    '10 Blacked Out TRD Sport
    Debadged, Toytec Ultimate Lift, Banks Monster Exhaust, AFE Pro Dry filter, Black Grillecraft grille, Flat Black background headlights, Red Blinkers and markers with alternating turn signal mod, Krypton Bulbs 6000K Headlights and Fogs, Fog Light anytime Mod, LED interior lights with map light mod, AVS Black Taillight Covers, Tinted Windows, WeatherTech Digital floor liners.
    Lucas Fuel System Cleaner.. its like a yellowish color in a clear bottle..Thick as shit, especially in winter... but the best i have found! i also use a quart od Lucas oil stabilizer in place of 1 qt of oil on every oil change for everything we own. Also id look into Techron. I think its a new fuel system cleaner.. my buddy works on the BMW racecars and shit and he says theres been alot of big write ups on the Techron. "Supposedly" the best out right now... for me, i stick with my Lucas!
     
  4. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM
    #4
    racerxtaco

    racerxtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Member:
    #48698
    Messages:
    118
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joey
    virginia
    Vehicle:
    01 xtra-cab 4X4 w/cap
    seafoam it!
     
  5. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM
    #5
    racerxtaco

    racerxtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Member:
    #48698
    Messages:
    118
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joey
    virginia
    Vehicle:
    01 xtra-cab 4X4 w/cap
    really though, most (or maybe all) of these " engine cleaners or fuel system treatments are really just a gimmick. what about our parents cars with 250k on the clock and still running strong? i bet most of those cars never saw any goofy additive or cleaning agent. just my $0.02. that being said, i myself use seafoam once a year in all cars i own and use it as well in my small engines, too.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM
    #6
    KevLot17

    KevLot17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Member:
    #39621
    Messages:
    694
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    '10 Blacked Out TRD Sport
    Debadged, Toytec Ultimate Lift, Banks Monster Exhaust, AFE Pro Dry filter, Black Grillecraft grille, Flat Black background headlights, Red Blinkers and markers with alternating turn signal mod, Krypton Bulbs 6000K Headlights and Fogs, Fog Light anytime Mod, LED interior lights with map light mod, AVS Black Taillight Covers, Tinted Windows, WeatherTech Digital floor liners.
    Thats becasue our parents vehicles were real engines with carburators and all that fun stuf.. not full of all this electrical nonsense :D
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:51 PM
    #7
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    Put it in before you fill up so it'll mix.

    Chevron Techron Concentrate Fuel System Cleaner (20 oz.)
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:53 PM
    #8
    KevLot17

    KevLot17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Member:
    #39621
    Messages:
    694
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    '10 Blacked Out TRD Sport
    Debadged, Toytec Ultimate Lift, Banks Monster Exhaust, AFE Pro Dry filter, Black Grillecraft grille, Flat Black background headlights, Red Blinkers and markers with alternating turn signal mod, Krypton Bulbs 6000K Headlights and Fogs, Fog Light anytime Mod, LED interior lights with map light mod, AVS Black Taillight Covers, Tinted Windows, WeatherTech Digital floor liners.
    Parafin is the additive that matters.. and i think my neaighbor once told me that the lucas ttreatment is like pure parafin. not 100% sure thought ill have to ask him about that. as for small engines(weedwacker, lawnmower, pressure washer, 4-wheeler) the ethanol is killing them. plus now theyre trying to put higher amounts in the gasoline. i use 93 in every small engine with Sta-Bil ethanol treatment in every jug.. made a HUGE difference in my Honda 400EX!!
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 4:34 PM
    #9
    racerxtaco

    racerxtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Member:
    #48698
    Messages:
    118
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joey
    virginia
    Vehicle:
    01 xtra-cab 4X4 w/cap
    agree!!
     
  10. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:11 AM
    #10
    buddywh1

    buddywh1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Member:
    #35825
    Messages:
    1,452
    Gender:
    Male
    Philly PA
    Vehicle:
    07 DC SR5 4x4
    oh my god...

    if you can't make up your mind fill half way pour it in then finish the fill and worry about something more important
     
  11. Feb 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM
    #11
    Tepidy

    Tepidy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Member:
    #46352
    Messages:
    1,073
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ted
    upstate NY
    Vehicle:
    11 tacoma 4x4
    Toytec Coil Overs 3.00" DSM UCA's (Desert Products) TSB 4 Leaf w/AAL by Pro Comp Bilstein 5100 rear 1"ToyTec SwayBar Drops 1" diff drop Detroit Trutrac Rear Diff Nitro 4.56 Gears Doug Thornley Header MagnaFlow Cat Back Exhaust Custom Built Rear Plate Bumper Custom Built Front Plate Bumper 4X Innovations Rock Sliders ATO Front Skid BAMF Rear Diff Skid Uniden 510XL Pro CB Raceline Renegades BF Goodrich Mud Terrains KM2's 265x75x16 WeatherTechs Rear Diff breather Relocate Intake Resonator Removed Yellow Wire Mod
    I swear by lucas.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2011 at 6:07 PM
    #12
    myname150

    myname150 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Member:
    #39827
    Messages:
    1,351
    Gender:
    Male
    I use Lucas every other fill up or so too.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM
    #13
    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Member:
    #44414
    Messages:
    1,892
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jedediah
    hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '10 6speed 4x4 access cab
    I just follow the manual. It says don't use it.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but I open engines quite a bit. I've tried them out when I've bought a used car that runs rough or something, never did crap. As far as prevention? Eh.. don't believe it does anything, and neither does anyone in the business that isn't selling it.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:55 PM
    #14
    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Member:
    #37348
    Messages:
    3,558
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD OR BSP cab'n 1/2
    ummm yeah
    i am with you.....
     
  15. Feb 5, 2011 at 5:37 AM
    #15
    george3

    george3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7173
    Messages:
    3,552
    new jersey
    Vehicle:
    tacoma
    Seat belt beeper, Cabelas (Weathertech) floor liner gray, Covercraft Seat Savers in Taupe, Protecta Heavy Duty Rubber Truck Bed Mat, Pop n Lock PL5200, Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit, Wolverine oil pan heater, Scangauge2, afe pro dry s filter, Remote Underbody 4 Piece LED Light Kit (White) used as Bed light, DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter, PA15-TOY, 4x4 Illuminated Switch, full synthetic, Redline Tuning Hood Support, Smittybilt Nerf Steps black powder-coated
    What she said.:cool:
     
  16. Feb 5, 2011 at 5:41 AM
    #16
    topcathr

    topcathr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Member:
    #28801
    Messages:
    262
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 limited
    I HAVE A 10 TACO, I ALSO HAVE A CORVETTE THAT HAS PROBLEMS WITH BUILD UPS ON FUEL SENDER ETC. THE TECHRON CLEANER REALLY WORKS.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2011 at 5:47 AM
    #17
    mattygabe

    mattygabe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Member:
    #50137
    Messages:
    196
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Western PA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Access Cab SR5
    Access Limited Soft Rollup Tonneau Cover
    You can have your carburetors, I'll take fuel injection and VVT any day, thank you.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:59 AM
    #18
    myname150

    myname150 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2010
    Member:
    #39827
    Messages:
    1,351
    Gender:
    Male
    I am going to be sooo glad the Chrome CR-48 Notebook wont have a caps lock key :D.

    And a thing about the lucas, it says it "improves" MPG. I doubt that, if it does, it does very minimally. Because i never noticed a big drop/increase in MPG.
     
  19. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:41 AM
    #19
    novataco

    novataco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Member:
    #7953
    Messages:
    377
    Gender:
    Male
    NOLA
    Vehicle:
    06 Sport V6 auto
    Aries bull bar, Lund grill screen, blackened h/l, Weathertech plastic all over, Access LE tonneau, window tint, tube steps, DF-Toy aux adapter, cig plug always on, console vault, hitch step, 1700 watt in-cab inverter and dual battery (in-progress), Delta bike hitch mounts
    Ethanol is supposed to be a drier fuel, so I bet there is value in occasionally adding an additive. Its also supposed to help break up carbon deposits and gumming, and on fuel injection engines, its probably good maintenance to do every now and then.
     
  20. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:55 AM
    #20
    buddywh1

    buddywh1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Member:
    #35825
    Messages:
    1,452
    Gender:
    Male
    Philly PA
    Vehicle:
    07 DC SR5 4x4

    x3

    Not 'cause Techron's an injector cleaner (which it does)...but 'cause it cleans combustion chamber deposits and valve deposits. The only one on the market I know of that does.
     
To Top