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Thread: Fuel Injector Cleaning - The Snake Oils, Or The Oily Snakes

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    Default Fuel Injector Cleaning - The Snake Oils, Or The Oily Snakes


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    Since 'The Mechanics' has been renamed to 'Motorbike Mechanic', I feel nervous about posting this there, as it isn't directly created with motorbikes in mind, but a car, though not exclusive to a car.

    As I write this, my thoughts turn to Bananaman, as he is fond of VW group cars, as am I. Now, I have two VW group cars, one with 50k on the clock and one with 154k on the clock.

    The 154k machine received a dose what I would describe as snake oil, Wynns Fuel Injector cleaner, before some petrol was put in the tank. The car now shows the signs of needing an injector service, so I though I'd run some of this through.

    Some googling the snake oils directed me to forums talking about a diy kit you plum into your fuel rails and run the engine with the rails directly connected to such kit.

    Or, there's something like this

    Injectortune - Ultrasonic fuel injector cleaning.


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    Default Re: Fuel Injector Cleaning - The Snake Oils, Or The Oily Snakes

    The Septic forums I occasionally stumble across seem to love Seafoam. No idea is it's available in the UK.

    IIRC you connect it to the vaccum pipe for the brake servo and it sucks it straight into the intake.

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    Default Re: Fuel Injector Cleaning - The Snake Oils, Or The Oily Snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    The Septic forums I occasionally stumble across seem to love Seafoam. No idea is it's available in the UK.

    IIRC you connect it to the vaccum pipe for the brake servo and it sucks it straight into the intake.
    That's not for fuel injectors though is it? Isn't that for cleaning carbon deposits and cleaning vac lines?

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    Default Re: Fuel Injector Cleaning - The Snake Oils, Or The Oily Snakes

    Says here it cleans injectors...

    Sea Foam Motor Treatment (Seafoam)

    I guess it depends how you use it.

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    Default Re: Fuel Injector Cleaning - The Snake Oils, Or The Oily Snakes

    Proppa mechanics have oily snacks!

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    Default Re: Fuel Injector Cleaning - The Snake Oils, Or The Oily Snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    That's not for fuel injectors though is it? Isn't that for cleaning carbon deposits and cleaning vac lines?

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