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What kind of Maintenance Addatives do you use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dougmays, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    dougmays

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    I was getting my oil changed at my local shop and i was checking out all of their "additives" to make your truck run better. And i was wondering, whats the best? and are they needed?

    So what do you use for
    - Fuel system cleaner?
    - Oil System cleaner
    - A/C cleaner
    - Anything else i might be missing?

    Also do you use Nitro in your tires or regular air?

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    OU812

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    Oh, wait I do use a little LSD additive when I service the diff. That is all though. No need to on the other stuff. Use good oil and gas, change all filters per the maintenance schedule.
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  3. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I run a bottle of fuel injector cleaner once every 3000 miles. I just get whatever is on sale. It's probably not necessary, but it is cheap enough.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    i'm more of a jack daniels guy myself.

    So you guys dont use anything else other then just check fuel injector cleaners? ok good to know!
     
  5. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:50 AM
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    Bg injector cleaner every 10 thou miles is pricey but the best use b-4 oil chng
     
  6. Dec 23, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    I think the manual actually says not to use any additives. Personally, if I lived in a colder clime, like my former NJ, I would add in some water remover at some point.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2008 at 3:58 PM
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    seafoam :thumbsup:
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  8. Dec 23, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    yep.....................good shit man!!!


    i use seafoam when necessary, and every oil change, i'll run a bottle of techron in the gas tank. gonna try the bg44k later on down the road.

    oil additives and such........i dont use any of that. running synthetic oil....never have had a need.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    The only stuff I use it Techron (fuel system cleaner).
     
  10. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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  11. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

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    Seafoam covers it all for me.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Best thing you can use!!! (IMO)
     
  13. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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  14. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    What? I just paid over 9 bucks a can! I'm gonna be sending you $$$ to pick me up some come tune-up time!
     
  15. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    damn!!!!! where did you get yours at man??? autozone??? its high as camel cock there!!:eek: i think at our walmart here.............seafoam is maybe $6.44 a can.................maybe a lil more. i'll check when im there next......probably tomorrow after work finishing up some last minute shit!
     
  16. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    I put Z-Max in with every oil change. It is a Micro-lubricant goes "deeper" than oil. I don't know how good it works though its expensive so im assuming it works.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:25 PM
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    I run a can of Seafoam through a tank of gas every 3-5000 miles. Same effect as Techron/Chevron, but about 5 dollars cheaper.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2008 at 6:11 AM
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    Water remover / dry gas or whatever else they call it is just alcohol. Now that the government mandates that pump gas contain 10% ethanol adding another 12 ounces of the stuff to your tank is probably pointless.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2008 at 6:38 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Never thought of that. No wonder most of the "dry gas" products have been relegated to the dollar store shelves.
     
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