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Chevron with Techron additive?

My friend who is a Audi/Porche tech swears by Chevron with Techron. He sugests using it at every oil change. But the manual for my 2004 Ranger sugests not to use fuel additives. Just wondered who I should listen to, maybe some of you forum memebers have some input on the topic?
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i've always filled up at chevron, and the occasional lucas fuel treatment. shell v-power, chevron w/ techron....other stations have different "special additives". no biggie.
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I have never read my owners manual, but I know I have used pretty much nothing but Chevron since I have owned my truck, with adding fuel cleaners, and what other additives and my truck runs great. When I pulled the heads at 45,000 miles, they were rather clean...So I say go for it if you want hasn't done any harm to me.
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That is the only over the counter pour in additive I'll use!

It is indeed good stuff.

Here is what I do. Every 10k miles I'll buy two of the 16 gallon version/sizes. Pour them in at the gas station & fill up with shell v-power.

The last motor I tore down had ZERO deposits on the valves and combustion chambers. I mean zero. It's good stuff.

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That's fine to use. I use a bottle of Red Line SI-1 every oil change (5000 miles)
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I've never used their additive, but chevron gas is great. I've always been able to squeeze more miles out of chevron vs like shell or exxon.
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I own a chevron card, so thats who I use 98% of time...
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From the time my 89 Ranger (2.9L) was new it had a cold start problem that the Ford dealer could not figure out. They called in a couple Ford engineers and they ended up replacing a couple injectors and a few other things. It kind of helped the problem but the dealer told me to use a couple tanks of premium fuel because it has more detergent in it. I tried that a couple times and it did help but I eventually went to Chevron gasoline (87 octane) and the problem went away. All I had to do was fill up with one tank of ARCO and the problem would come back until I filled it again with Chevron. I could use a few other brands but Chevron seemed to be the best.

When I bought my current 02 Ranger I continued to fill up with Chevron until prices started going up. I decided to try ARCO again to see what happened. It ran just as well and started fine. I have been using ARCO for about three years now with no problems and only added a commercial injector cleaner once. I do add acetone once in a while and that seems to help keep the fuel system clean. It seems Ford has changed the design of the injector system and is not so susceptible to fouling. I think it is still a good idea to use an additive to clean fuel injectors occasionally and from what I have heard, Techron is the best.
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Wait a minute...



Are we talking an over the counter/off the shelf additive? or are we just talking what gas station you go to? I just a lil confused on what exactly this thread is talking about. lol.
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It is an additive you can buy.
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It is also in Chevron gasoline but I think the thread did start on the "off the shelf" additive .
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Chevron FTW.
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ive ALWAYS used Arco gas (the cheap gas) and every 3000 miles i make sure without a doubt that i use "Seafoam" in my gas tank and in my oil as an additive. i have always used Seafoam for cleaning out my fuel system and ive never had any problems at all. As long as you use something good and keep up on your engine matinence, your not going to have any major problems.
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Whats chevron... haha j/k but we dont have them around here, or Arco, but we got good ol 76!! haha.

I wouldn't know all I do is put the stuff in that makes it go vroom vroom.
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I use there gas exclusevly, and about once ever 3 months use the additive. It is good stuff. I dont use any other gas at all, no matter what.
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Are we talking an over the counter/off the shelf additive? or are we just talking what gas station you go to? I just a lil confused on what exactly this thread is talking about. lol.
Yeah I started the thread as a question about Chevron w/ Techron gas treatment you buy over the counter. I honestly didnt know Chevron was a gas station, we dont have any in N.E. Ohio
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Reason i was confused....is that i've seen the off the shelf additive on shelves....but i fill up at a station that advertises Chevron w/ techron petrol.
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anyone have a sonoco around them? those things are rare down here in my neck of the woods
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anyone have a sonoco around them? those things are rare down here in my neck of the woods
Sunoco is one of the larger gas stations by market share in N.E. Ohio I'll use Shell, first, then Sunoco as a second chioce....Sunoco is good though
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Yeah, here we get our Cheveron gas with the Techron already in. Usually Regular w/techron, plus w/techron, etc...I tend to use Cheveron and Shell as my 1st picks for gas..Last would be Arco. The fuel might be cheap there but I seem to go through it a lot quicker there than at Cheveron or Shell.
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I just buy the cheapest gas i can find. usually Arco. I ran my last car for 300,000 miles using mostly Arco gas with no additives or anything. It was still running strong when I traded it in
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I run sunoco 94 when spraying.
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I buy the cheap gas from stop and shop, it was 3.24 a gallon after the discount.
There is no chevron or Arco near me, mostly Citgo, Cumberland, Pride, and Hess.
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