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Old 11-28-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Fuel additives

Any of them beneficial? Or all snake oil? Ive heard a lot of people recommending seafoam in the gas tank and im currently trying this Lucas Upper cyclinder but do these help at all or can they potentially harm your engine?
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #2
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BG 44k a lot of dealers use there products.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:00 AM   #3
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BG 44k a lot of dealers use there products.
Looks promising!
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:15 AM   #4
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BG 44k a lot of dealers use there products.
+1

Been using it for many years.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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Every oil change I like to put in a bottle of Chevron with techron fuel system cleaner.

http://www.techron.com/techron-conce...s/Default.aspx
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Old 11-29-2014, 02:38 PM   #6
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+1

Been using it for many years.
How frequently do you use it?
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:29 PM   #7
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How frequently do you use it?
In the Camaro I use it every 15,000 miles. I also do a fuel induction service and fuel injection service at the same time.

I use the BG CF5 fuel additive every oil change(5,000miles).
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:40 PM   #8
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In the Camaro I use it every 15,000 miles. I also do a fuel induction service and fuel injection service at the same time.

I use the BG CF5 fuel additive every oil change(5,000miles).
Where do you purchase these items from?
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #9
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For 25 years I've used Marvel Mystery in my oil and fuel, as an additive. I have not used anything in the Camaro as I've only put about 300 miles on it in the 6 months I've had her... But on my other cars, I use Marvel or Lucas in the fuel system. Seafoam saved my life once when I apparently filled up with a tank of "bad gas." I could not get the car to even stay on at idle. I didn't know what to do, I tried everything until my neighbor came over to my driveway and poured a can of Seafoam in. Cured it instantly. It was almost like magic (seriously).
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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For 25 years I've used Marvel Mystery in my oil and fuel, as an additive. I have not used anything in the Camaro as I've only put about 300 miles on it in the 6 months I've had her... But on my other cars, I use Marvel or Lucas in the fuel system. Seafoam saved my life once when I apparently filled up with a tank of "bad gas." I could not get the car to even stay on at idle. I didn't know what to do, I tried everything until my neighbor came over to my driveway and poured a can of Seafoam in. Cured it instantly. It was almost like magic (seriously).
I know seafoam to be a great product but im always open to trying new products. This BG 44k seems pretty promising that alp of the dealers seem to be using it. Must be doing something right!
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:49 PM   #11
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Lucas fuel injection cleaner just to keep everything clean and make sure there is no moisture in the system.
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:14 PM   #12
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I usto use wynns.. only found at dealers. I had taken pictures before and after with a bores cope of what the top of the Pistons and intake manifold looked like.
The performance was much better after.

Of course us gear heads know that the gunk from fuel robs us from power... so keeping the fuel system clean is a win win


But now I use the amsoil power foam and the PI...
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:05 AM   #13
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What do y'all recommend for a fuel system cleaner?
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:53 PM   #14
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Bg 44K but be aware that any possible fuel gains will be temporary
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Why temporary? Where do I get it?
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #16
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Why temporary? Where do I get it?
Because as the throttle body, intake manifold, injectors and intake valves get dirty again the gas milleage goes down.
Which is why my shops do fuel cleaners on cars every 5k miles.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:06 PM   #17
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O ok thanks I thought maybe every gas tank. I just bought some Lucas fuel injection cleaner. Its feeling better already. We'll see how it goes
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:10 PM   #18
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O ok thanks I thought maybe every gas tank. I just bought some Lucas fuel injection cleaner. Its feeling better already. We'll see how it goes

I've started buying it in the gallon jug and am using it on every fill up on my "daily driver," which my Camaro is not.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:05 PM   #19
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O ok thanks I thought maybe every gas tank. I just bought some Lucas fuel injection cleaner. Its feeling better already. We'll see how it goes
Been doing the same here. Going to try the 44k tho after i finish this bottle from walmart!
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