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Fuel injector cleaner

Do the stuff you poor in the gas tank really work? Or do I need a kit that you hook up to the port on the fuel line toward the back of the motor. It is a 4.3.

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The stuff you pour in the gas tank should loosen any sludge.it may take a few miles of running the vehicle. To clean the fuel injectors by removing them, you have to take them to a mechanic. they are pretty sensitive.

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Which is better to do cleaning the injectors manually or putting injectors cleaner into the gas?


there are 3 ways, all are manual really, (human done)
1: tank snake oil. chevron works best.
2: fuel rail add, tiny tank kit, works better
3: pro way. seen below. (off car in the ultra sound cleaner)

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pro shop cleaning
is best.
here is why. !
they reverse unltra sound clean them, this cleans the 10 micron screens hidden inside. and cleans the tips like NOTHING ELSE can.
all other ways are very poor.

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Jun 06, 2014 | 2000 Suzuki Esteem

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FORD FREESTAR ENGINE CUTS OUT AT 30MPH


Often times a vehicle sitting for an extended length of time with less than a full tank of gas will tend to condensate moisture from the air. This generally will accumulate at the top of the tank and virtually rain-shower down into the tank over time. Filling the tank with gas causes the water to intersperse with the gas but will eventually settle to the bottom as gas is lighter than water. You now have water in your fuel system and your gas tank where it will very soon start to rust creating all sorts of havoc with clogged fuel filters, etc. There are a couple of simple solutions to try first, try a very high concentration of isopropyl alcohol...hospital grad of 95% is best. This will bond with the water and combine with the gas to form a 'burnable' liquid. Since it sat so long, you may need to go a step further and try another pour-in solution such as Sea Foam.
If that fails, you may have clogged injectors which requires a bit more effort. There are injector cleaning kits that run about 100 and hook up to your fuel rail. Most of these inexpensive fixes will not remove rust debris from the very fine filter found atop an injector body.
Additionally, I am a bit concerned that you may be experiencing an electrical problem that is summarized in a recall post at: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1100c0/10. Long story short, start with the simple/cheap stuff (change out fuel, clean/replace fuel filter, etc.) then incrementally move toward the more complex/expensive. Good luck!

Dec 07, 2013 | 2005 Ford Freestar Wagon

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What parts do I need for 91 F150 xlt 5.0. Tune up! My X, put power steering fluid in my gas, thought it was the fuel injection cleaner I bought at same time! I have put several treatments & have ran it...


You could try another fuel filter and some heavy duty injector cleaner. A garage would use a product that hooks into the fuel line and skips the gas tank to clean the injectors. The PS fluid could have also gummed up the fuel pump in the tank.

Dec 07, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I might have sugar or water in gas.


This is a Saturn ion i do not think there is and i would not even start this car if you even think there may be sugar in the tank,Water can cause a little damage but not really as long as there is gas mixed but still do not run engine. sugar is bad!!. this will cause lots of damage. converter, injectors and cylinder wall damage.
You will need to drop tank and drain it out and then flush it out good. then drain fuel lines and replace the fuel filter. after you are done i would put in a bottle of dry gas and a fuel injector cleaner additive in the tank.
Note ' make sure to flush tank good, When fuel lines are removed the fuel in lines should drain back out of lines. the only problem is what is in the fuel rail and injectors, this is why i said to add injector cleaner and dry gas additive to help if there is any small amount of water left in tank. hope this helps ,good luck.

Apr 30, 2012 | 2003 Saturn ION

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Every thing has been checked - new plugs, sensor, pump, injectors all working fine - but the car turns over just won't fire - Could bad gas cause this? - Car was running fine turned off at work came out 8...


I would suspect water in the gas, as the injection treatment wouldn't affect it like this. Take a sample of the gas from the test port on the fuel rail that's on the intake manifold. You should be able to see if there's water in the gas.

Jan 24, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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96 BUICK CENTURY STARTED HASITATING TO THE POINT OF SHUTING DOWN AND STALLING AFTER I GOT FUEL ONE DAY.I CHANGED THE FUEL FILTER.STILL DOING IT


junk in fuel tank, injectors probably got a little resticted. How bad was the gas? hook a hose to the fuel rail and bleed most of the bad stuff out of the system turning key to on position to activate fuel pump. The pump has a screen on it in tank but thats alot of work to get to. A little injector cleaner or octane booster would be an advantage in the tank

Oct 04, 2010 | 1995 Buick Century

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I ran out of gas and now it wont start its turning over though


It is still quite possible that after numerous attempts to pump fuel up to the injectors it may not start. I am assuming there is no problem with the fuel pump and you can hear it operating when the ignition is turned on.

If the vehicle still will not start, it is possible that debris in the fuel tank has been picked up when the gas was very low and has caused a blockage in the supply system. The likely place to begin is the fuel filter. Have the filter replaced. You should also check the fuel line the other side of the fuel pump to ensure that fuel is passing through the pump towards the engine. When disconnecting the fuel line, fuel should flow out.

When you get the car started ensure you buy a bottle of fuel injector cleaner (reputable brand) and add it to a full tank of fuel during filling. Tip in the injector cleaner and then top up the fuel tank to full or near full. This should be done a couple of times a year in any event.

Dec 15, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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My car has got some bad gas do I need to change the plug and wire and may be fuel injt and filter


I would start by draining the tank and changing the filter. Then refill with good gas and see if it will run. The first few minutes may be rough as the lines will still have the bad gas in them. If it doesn't straighten out in about 5-10 miles of driving then you may have to change the plugs. If it's still running poorly maybe try some injector cleaner. Don't get too carried away with that stuff though, it's actually kind of hard on them.

Nov 12, 2009 | 2001 Mazda Millenia

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Runs rough at start up,then runs okay, Hesitiates momentarily when moving from a stopped position. Occasionally wont start and runs rough, then runs okay. This problem is intermittent


you have a bad injector, if you have A... as it states on the top of the motor 2.8, 3.1 L MULTI PORT and dies or idles really rough and the exhaust smells like strong gas. most likely you have an injector that has shorted or is shorting out and from my experiences usually after a road trip or using fuel injector cleaner or buying a used car. it will cause half the motor to not run or run poorly VERY POORLY or even burn out 1 injector fuse out of 2 under hard acceleration or idles but as soon as you touch the gas pedal dies. but only if it is a MULTI PORT fuel injected motor. ive heard you want to try and replace them with bosch injectors out of a 2.9l ford bronco/ranger. only attempt if you got the mechanical know how sometimes if not done right will leak gas because of the injectors being kinda different length. research before attempting.

Sep 04, 2009 | 1989 Buick Regal

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1999 Taurus has been sitting 4 years, bad gas clogged fuel filter


1.) Change the fuel filter.
2.) remove all old gas (should actually drop the tank)
3.) run injector cleaner get kit to do this from fuel rail as this is probably cover in gunk


You may also have a screen or filter in the gas tank itself that can get clogged. Get rid of as much bad gas as possible. Like I said above it is recommended that you drop your gas tank but if you don't want to make sure to get all old gas out of tank and at the very least put a good amount of stabil in the tank fill with gas do the fuel rail injector cleaner they sell these kits at auto part stores. Hope for the best.

Let me know how it goes.

Jan 02, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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