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

Lucas injector cleaner? Work?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Krewblink, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 9:18 PM
    #1
    Krewblink

    Krewblink [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Member:
    #39233
    Messages:
    559
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Danny
    Long Beach
    Vehicle:
    05 toyo Prerunner
    Exhaust,Seat Covers, Intake
  2. May 8, 2012 at 9:25 PM
    #2
    Watari06V6

    Watari06V6 Faster than a speeding ticket

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Member:
    #52042
    Messages:
    999
    Gender:
    Male
    Wounded Knee
    Vehicle:
    TRD-V6-SR5-06
    ha funny u ask i just applied one this morning.....still waiting for its 'effects'... :notsure:
     
  3. May 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM
    #3
    4x4jeep

    4x4jeep Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Member:
    #29180
    Messages:
    1,031
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Destin FL.
  4. May 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM
    #4
    bajaracer

    bajaracer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Member:
    #7228
    Messages:
    384
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Charly
    Chandler
    Vehicle:
    06 PRERUNNER DBLCAB SPORT 4.0
    AEM DRY BRUTE FORCE, FLOWMASTER 50 SERIES,285/70/17 BFG'S AT KO'S MOTO METALS 17X8 3" REVTEK, SOUND SYSTEM
    I tried it on my 01 Tacoma, ran fine for about 5 miles THEN it began to sputter. Kept driving for another 5 miles till I got home. By then my dashboard was lit like a christmas tree. Inspected everything twice with no luck, not till I disconnected the battery for a couple of minutes did the ECU reset itself and ran fine again. Never will I try it again, gave me a good scare.
     
  5. May 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM
    #5
    Haskett039

    Haskett039 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Member:
    #75033
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Alpine White
    Not sure about the gas/injector cleaner but i have been using the oil additive in all of my vehicles for years...
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM
    #6
    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30639
    Messages:
    10,306
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JUAN
    Malibu, CA
    Vehicle:
    Taco
    Lift- king 2.5 with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- tire gate, custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator as muffler, hps silicone hoses Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector, rear dust lights with custom bed bar and hi lift mount.
    I use it after I do an oil change
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM
    #7
    Krewblink

    Krewblink [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Member:
    #39233
    Messages:
    559
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Danny
    Long Beach
    Vehicle:
    05 toyo Prerunner
    Exhaust,Seat Covers, Intake
    Thanks for the input... I was hoping it would give us 4 more miles to the gallon..
     
  8. May 9, 2012 at 3:56 AM
    #8
    boomer6

    boomer6 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Member:
    #55337
    Messages:
    510
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    TN
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD Offroad
    disabled DRLs disabled seat belt chime disabled the key in the ignition with door open buzzer Installed Illuminated 4wd switch circuit board Marker lights Flashing with turn signals Toggle switch ABS Disable Fog Lights on AnyTime Mod Changed to Yellow bulbs in the Fog Lights Converted interior lights to leds Installed oem roof rack Installed Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags and Daystar Cradles for the air bags Added oil catch can Relentless Tailgate Protector installed
    I use it , never really have noticed a difference. Never had any problems from using it.
     
  9. May 9, 2012 at 4:06 AM
    #9
    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7011
    Messages:
    17,641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rotorhead
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    Vehicle:
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Are you sure you used Lucas and that you used it the right way?? I've never heard of an engine doing that after an additive you put in the gas tank. Seafoam will at like that- but you suck that in thru the vacuum tubing or aerosol inject it another way.

    I've never had my truck get more miles to the gallon or anything- but I like the condition my spark plugs come out in most of the time...so I think it works for me...
     
  10. May 9, 2012 at 4:07 AM
    #10
    boshak

    boshak Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37663
    Messages:
    519
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Southern California
    Vehicle:
    2003 Manual 4x4 5VZ-FE
    OME 881's, Wheeler's 5-leaf pack, Bilstein 5100's
    Do a search... Theres a ton of opinion on this stuff. All subjective when it comes to Lucas, Techron, BG44, Seafoam, or just plain fuel. In the end, it comes down to user preference.
     
  11. May 9, 2012 at 4:17 AM
    #11
    Chris24

    Chris24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Member:
    #77247
    Messages:
    1,332
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Greensboro, NC
    Vehicle:
    09 Black DCSB TRD Sport, V6, 6sp
    Anytime fog light mod Bed mat LED Map and Dome LED bed lights Red LED floor lighting in cab Westin Bull Bar Westin Side Steps Treklights 18" LED Spot bar 2 Blitzpro 6D 2 Blitzpro 6LZ as rear aux lighting Flyzeye V2 Anytime rear camera mod Extang Trifecta tonneau Extra d-rings in the bed Pop n Lock Tailgate Handle
    I add seafoam to the tank every so often...just preference I guess, have always used it
     
  12. May 9, 2012 at 6:48 AM
    #12
    pdrunk

    pdrunk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Member:
    #74108
    Messages:
    100
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCSB 2.7L
    I've used it in my old camry to eventually turn a CEL off. Also use seafoam occasionally. No issues, no noticable gains.

    If you're expecting immediate gains you can feel or notice, then there's probably something worse happeIng that a fuel additive can't fix. IMHO.
     
  13. May 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM
    #13
    SDHQ OFFROAD

    SDHQ OFFROAD Cuz Stock Sucks! Vendor

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Member:
    #3916
    Messages:
    1,754
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    SALES
    Gilbert AZ
    Vehicle:
    Caged and Linked 2008 4x4
    Camburg Long Travel and 9" Rear End, Caged and 3 Linked Icon Shocks PCI Race Radios Method Wheels Toyo Tires Mastercraft Seats and Belts
  14. May 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    #14
    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Member:
    #62338
    Messages:
    5,880
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Covington, LA/Friendswood,TX
    Vehicle:
    06 SWB 4x4 trd off road
    cheaper than seafoam, and works better for me... i've actually notice a difference in gas pedal sensativity and about 1-2 more mpg on highway

    [​IMG]
     
  15. May 9, 2012 at 6:11 PM
    #15
    Canes58

    Canes58 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76337
    Messages:
    486
    Gender:
    Male
    Pensacola
    Vehicle:
    09 RC 4x 5spd
    magnaflow - k&n - fact alum wheels - back up mirror - intermit wipers - JVC 800 w/focal 165's - oem fogs - 5100's fr & rear.
    I use a bottle about every two or three fill-ups. Can't really tell if it's good or bad, but for some reason, I look forward to putting it in. I guess somewhere in the back of my little mind, I think i'm doin my truk a favor.
     
  16. May 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM
    #16
    kcinga

    kcinga Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Member:
    #76385
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Middle GA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Sport 4x4
    Nav/DVD unit, Magnaflow exhaust
    Its not that great. I am not anti-Lucas, but it is an oil based injector cleaner. Ive used it a bunch, and i am not saying dont, but i would use the seafoam IMO. If you do use the Lucas buy it in the big jug, save the little shot jug and just refill.

    On a side note, i did try the Lucas Octane booster today and WOW!! :eek: it def increased the throttle response.
     
  17. May 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM
    #17
    forana

    forana Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Member:
    #61600
    Messages:
    560
    Gender:
    Male
    Kaneohe, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCSB OR
    I use it, I have no proof or evidence that it helps, but for 3 bucks and the psychological belief that its keeping my injectors clean, I'll keep using it.
     
To Top