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can you recommend a good fuel injector cleaner? i still have some ford PM3 left and thought about running it through a pressurized bottle like doing a induction cleanin..or i heard some good things about the lucas....the only concern i had with the PM3 is i JUST installed new plugs and a o2 sensor...dont know it that stuff will fowl anything out or not runnin it through that way...
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Just get you the kind you put in the gas tank and let it cycle through.
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Lucas Oil, i recommend it to everyone.
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can you recommend a good fuel injector cleaner? i still have some ford PM3 left and thought about running it through a pressurized bottle like doing a induction cleanin..or i heard some good things about the lucas....the only concern i had with the PM3 is i JUST installed new plugs and a o2 sensor...dont know it that stuff will fowl anything out or not runnin it through that way...
Seafoam, been around forever and works great. also excellent small parts cleaner.
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Usually after using Seafoam, its recommended you change your plugs and oil.
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Seafoam, been around forever and works great. also excellent small parts cleaner.
Seafoam is an engine cleaner and treatment. He just needs injector cleaner.


Just dump in a bottle of lucas.
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lucas oil fuel additive is the best hands down. i actually get better mpg using it.
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You can dump Seafoam in the tank or I use 2 bottles of the STP stuff. Works well and less expensive than the Lucas or the seafoam.
Waste of money to use the seafoam or lucas. Just my opinion.
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Lucas for sure! I get people coming in asking for it nearly every day... quite a few of them buy it by the gallon!
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yeah...lol i was looking more for a good fuel injector cleaner and i have never really used any.....I just had heard good things about the lucas and wasnt sure what all else was out there? looks like the lucas may be the way to go!! may also run the PM3 through too like an induction cleaning but just worried about fowling out my new plugs and o2.
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You usually won't foul out an o2 sensor, but you would foul the plugs.
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Take her for a nice high rpm run on the highway. Blow that carbon out the natural way. Dont get a ticket, lol.
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I use Lucas everything.

I use Lucas FI cleaner in my Horizon and that stuff has never let me down.
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Seems like Lucus is the choice of many. I add 3 oz to the gas tank every time I chance the oil on any of our cars. I buy the big bottle when its on sale and use the smaller bottle to add it to the gas tank.
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Take her for a nice high rpm run on the highway. Blow that carbon out the natural way. Dont get a ticket, lol.
LOL!! 15yrs of build up..believe me i've had the upper intake off before!!

went this morn and bought the small bottle of lucas fuel treatment.....gettin ready to change the oil too and got a bottle of the oil treatment to!! is it ok to run the fuel treatment about every other tank or so?
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LOL!! 15yrs of build up..believe me i've had the upper intake off before!!

went this morn and bought the small bottle of lucas fuel treatment.....gettin ready to change the oil too and got a bottle of the oil treatment to!! is it ok to run the fuel treatment about every other tank or so?
Its alrite, but it has no effect for every other tank IMO. i find that about every 5-6 months is when it works best, shuts my lifter tick right the hell up when i use it.
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Its alrite, but it has no effect for every other tank IMO. i find that about every 5-6 months is when it works best, shuts my lifter tick right the hell up when i use it.
yeah mine had a baaaad valve rattle when under a load but when replaceing the timing belt and front crank seal found out the timing was advacnced 4*...lol yep knocked that rattle right out!! I have replaced and cleaned sooo much stuff on this truck...some of it just needed to be replaced and some is just prevenavitive mait. the ol girl has just a lil over 300k on her and runs great!! just tryin to keep the oil changed and everything runnin like its supposed to!
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I read deep in to the fuel injector cleaner debate last summer and the general consensus was that some do indeed work better than others (I believe the chevron techron stuff was somewhere at the top of the list with lucas nowhere to be found). I ran lucas through my '02 4.0 sohc and it didnt seem to help anything... once I ran the chevron through it felt like a whole new truck. Just some food for thought.
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I read deep in to the fuel injector cleaner debate last summer and the general consensus was that some do indeed work better than others (I believe the chevron techron stuff was somewhere at the top of the list with lucas nowhere to be found). I ran lucas through my '02 4.0 sohc and it didnt seem to help anything... once I ran the chevron through it felt like a whole new truck. Just some food for thought.
Hmm..point taken...i will try this lucas first and see how it does then i will try the chevron..seems like i have heard some really good things about that stuff too!!
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