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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:40 am 
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Apologies if this has been asked before:
Is there merit in adding some injector cleaner (i.e. Nulon) to the fuel?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:34 am 
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Yeah it's worth doing, but I tend to only do it if it's running a bit crap.

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:28 pm 
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You get better benifit from it when you do a long run.....200km or more.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:37 am 
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Cheers for that.
Off to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in a couple of weeks, so I'll add some before I go.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:26 am 
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it all depends which band you get, some of them you may aswell piss in the tank in my opinion,cant remember what brands there are but nulon would be a good one

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Chuck kerosine in it. Same s**t different bottle, quater the price.
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Chuck kerosine in it. Same s**t different bottle, quater the price.

ive herd of metho in diesel engines but havent herd of metho or kero for petrol engines, i know you can put metho into petrol if theres a little water in the tank

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:05 pm 
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paul w wrote:
Off to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in a couple of weeks,


My commiserations, I'll have our resident Orthodox Catholic pray for you.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:20 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
paul w wrote:
Off to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in a couple of weeks,


My commiserations, I'll have our resident Orthodox Catholic pray for you.


Lol! So, the choice is boot scootin' or guilt trip? Hmmmmm. Sounds like out of the frying pan and into the fire to me... :twisted:
I have two friends playing there, two great talents and two great gals who know how to party.
As for the cleaner, I was thinking of Nulon.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:06 am 
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Petrol injector cleaner's (regardless of brand) contain >90% Kerosene & 10% Shellite or Enamal Thiners.
Diesel injector Cleaner (again regardless of brand) contain 60% Kerosene & 40% Enamel Thiners (which is exactly the same mix as "Diggers" brand Mineral Turpentine).
So, long story short, if you have a petrol engine, use 300ml Kerosene (whichever one) to 60L of petrol and you will be sweet.
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Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:24 am 
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I stay clear of all these 'cleaners' all they do is try to push s**t in to ever smaller holes deeper in the system.

Only way to to take the lot apart & get it cleaned properly

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:58 am 
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'Deeper into the system'?
I figure the only place it can go is into the combustion chamber to be burnt up?
Seems getting the injectors 'ultrasonic' cleaned is (apparently) the best way to go.
Here is an interesting video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_zWDvCjbu0

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:19 am 
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Oh, also found this:

ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/recommend-a-place-i-can-get-my-injectors-cleaned-t106027.html

The car was bought second-hand, and have no idea if the previous owner was using ethanol (although they were fastidious in having a regular service, which may indicate they were as thoughtful about the fuel used), and although it's only done 130,000km, I'm figuring that if it is reasonably inexpensive, why not clean the things?

 

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dc_todd wrote:
paul w wrote:
Off to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in a couple of weeks,


My commiserations, I'll have our resident Orthodox Catholic pray for you.


Oh come on be fair , I hear they play BOTH kinds of music there now Country & Western !
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Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:15 pm 
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paul w wrote:
'Deeper into the system'?
I figure the only place it can go is into the combustion chamber to be burnt up?
Seems getting the injectors 'ultrasonic' cleaned is (apparently) the best way to go.
Here is an interesting video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_zWDvCjbu0


Well a fuel filter is designed to stop things that are too large entering the injectors & fuel reg. The cleaner will dissolve anything in the filter & pass it on to the injectors where it could block up again. In short its a miracle fix in a bottle. Nothing really beats taking them out for a full clean

 

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