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Fuel injection cleaning service

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by scully, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    scully

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    Was at Firestone today getting oil changed...I know should do it myself but time it tight these days. Anyway, they tried to sell me their "Fuel Injection" service for $89.00, which they recommend every 15k miles. Worth it, waste of money??
     
  2. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Run good higher octane gas and punch it once in awhile... injectors clean.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    youcan buy cleaner your self for like 15 bucks.... cant you?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    They're trying to up-sell you. They're probably going to pour a $5 bottle of something in your gas tank, save your $$. Watch out for the $80 cabin air filter too...
     
  5. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Thought so. Most manufactures don't even recommend fuel additives. I run 91 octane, get on it now and then and should be fine for 100K miles. Can't blame em for trying to make $$ I guess.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    Does anyone run cleaner through the fuel system on a regular basis? Are they worth it?
     
  7. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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  8. Feb 4, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    That shit is snake oil.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    Yup.


    Though to be fair, some shops will actually remove the injectors and clean them. That can be useful... but honestly I'd only do it if there was a noticeable drop in performance, mpg, ect. With all the cleaning additives put in fuel these days, it's kind of a mute point.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    Sure, I run Chevron with techron every 8-10 thousand miles. When I get up there in miles, I'll run some Seafoam cleaner. And I would say it is worth it, keeps everything clean.


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  11. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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    i agree on the sea foam. just bought a 01 dc 3.4 and it was sluggish, had a bad idle and low power and mileage. did the seafoam through the brake booster line and the rest in the tank and within 200 miles it was a different truck. the power was back along with a steady idle and mileage.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    well i work at toyota
    and to tell you the truth
    we use a product called "MOC fuel injector cleaner"
    its a kit that goes for about 30 bucks my price
    its basically a can of carb cleaner to clean the throttle body of carbon build up
    a bottle of fuel additive like lucas to pour into the gas tank
    and a bottle of injector cleaner that hooks up to a vacuum like usually the brake booster line and slowly let it suck up the fluid to swish around injectors to clean them.
    thats basically it
    you can buy something similar like at autozone or kragen and its called "seafoam"
    check it out
     
  13. Feb 4, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    seafoam!
     
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    x4 Did it to wifey's car (03 accord 4cyl 96000mi) and she can tell a huge difference
     
  15. Feb 5, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    Shell gas takes care of my injectors. I don't run much else.
     
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    Seafoam once in a while (do be careful as you can fuck up your cat converters with it)
    The Firestone fuel service is the vacuum induced style but is WAY more expensive than a bottle of seafoam....Your money is better spent elsewhere.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Or just pull the injectors and get them flowed and actually **cleaned** for $10 a piece at most shops.
     
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    I just talked to Toyota dealership in Canada here....they say that they drop the gas tank hookup another tank of something and flush the fuel lines and then reconnect the gas tank. I guess things changed since last post here in 2010. For $169
     
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    I think your dealer fed you a line of crap. They ain't dropping the gas tank and flushing the system for $169.00. The only part of an injector that you can clean is the spray holes on the outside of the injector to remove any build up from crappy gasoline. Don't get gas from a 3rd world country and you will not have any issues.

    The insides cannot get dirty as it is sealed ( welded together ), has a 1 micron inlet filter pressed into the inlet.

    I noticed an earlier post said something about getting the injectors removed and " flowed" whatever that is and cleaned. The flow can be checked but is set at manufacture and is not adjustable after.
     
  20. May 2, 2014 at 4:49 AM
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    Tell them you'll be there when they drop the tank and connect up that special tank of cleaner. That needs to be on video. Think they'd agree?

    Ethanol is both good and bad; the good it that it is a helluva cleaner. Likely don't need anything else unless you want to add Techron. Seafoam if it gets to that point.
     
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