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Add fuel injector cleaner

This happened to me on vacation. I stopped by the nearest convenience store, filled the tank with gas, then added a bottle of fuel injector cleaner. I haven't had a problem since.

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You should add the cleaner just b4 you fill up as this action mixes it better

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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