Fuel Treatment?

Ghost

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Jun 1, 2012
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I am almost at 50k and i think its time to dumb some treatment in the tank, After i fill up at chevron i want to stop at Oriely's Auto parts which is the way to go? I am guessing Lucas: http://www.lucasoil.com/products/di...=8&loc=show&headTitle= - Lucas Fuel Treatment ? I dont have the time to run Sea Foam in everywhere and would rather not since i all ready cleaned the Throttle body inside and out. If Sea foam is the best for the Gas tank ...let me know .... soon.


Thanks, 73
 

MacMan

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Mar 3, 2012
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Best fuel injector/system cleaner to put in the tank is Chevron w/ Techron. I have been putting a bottle in my TB (about every 3-4 months) since new, and have 192K on it....have never had to have injectors cleaned or replaced, and it runs & idles like new.
 

Ghost

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MacMan said:
Best fuel injector/system cleaner to put in the tank is Chevron w/ Techron. I have been putting a bottle in my TB (about every 3-4 months) since new, and have 192K on it....have never had to have injectors cleaned or replaced, and it runs & idles like new.

Awesome. Thats what I juat bought for $7.00 got 12 gal of gas than popped in the cleaner. Once i get my new aem filter maybe ill see a better performance and mpg. My filter was red but now black and bent up so its probably starving my engine for air. And I hate using cleaners on air filters and oiling them !!!!
 

jemmie

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Jan 7, 2012
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I used to get P0300 and P0304 codes and it idled rough. I changed plugs and still got them.

After some advice from people on here (and the old site), I put in some Techron and it fixed the codes and rough idling. No exaggeration. No, I don't work for Chevron or own Chevron stock. It's the only additive that I have ever used that has demonstrable before/after causal effect. (I'm an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt so I'm pretty anal about causality, placebo effect, etc.)

Now, it's not the end all. I also tried it for my fuel gauge sending unit problem because some claimed it fixed their problem and it didn't do squat for me.
 

strat81

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Dec 29, 2011
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From what I've read on BobIsTheOilGuy.com, the only three products that contain Polyether Amines (PEA), which is one of the few substances that work for cleaning a fuel system are: Techron (original, not Pro-Gard), BG44K, and Redline SI-1. By far, Techron is the easiest to find.

Of course, as laws and regulations change, formulas may change, so buyer beware.

A lot of the other treatments are mixtures containing a lot of alcohol or kerosene, or both. Alcohol has its place in dealing with fuel system problems (see HEET and ISO-HEET).


If you want a fuel stabilizer, Sta-Bil Marine and SeaFoam are good choices. SeaFoam seems to help minimize carb gumming in small 2-stroke engines.
 

MacMan

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jemmie

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Jan 7, 2012
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Right. I am usually skeptical of testifying for the effectiveness of these additives - I may use some but when someone asks if they work I respond, "Not sure" - but Techron is the only exception.

Again, it doesn't solve all problems. It's not like Robitussin in Chris Rock's hilarious routine. But it may be the best <$10 potential fix for some engine / code issues. Sometimes Autozone has buy 1 get 1 free sales and I load up.
 

MacMan

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Mar 3, 2012
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jemmie said:
....I am usually skeptical of testifying for the effectiveness of these additives ......but Techron is the only exception.
Sometimes Autozone has buy 1 get 1 free sales and I load up.

Agreed.

And I do the same.....load-up on the "buy 1-get 1 free" sales.
 

Ghost

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Jun 1, 2012
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I have no clue what "techron" is or does. Except when ibrun chevron gas in my vehicle it runs smoother, more pep, slight increase in mpg. I did my own test after years of buying dirka gas from cheap stations I wasnt saving that much money...and my vehicles didnt always run right until I did the swap. Also the techron fuel additive helped I dnt have that boggy feel when the engine gets a big gulp from my lead foot. Today the aem prodry filter arrives to replace my old crappy k&n so will soon know.
 

jbones

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Dec 5, 2011
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I've used the Lucus and the Chevron and would say I got best results off the Chevron. But the real MPG increase came when I changed that dirty ole oil.
 

Mark20

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Dec 6, 2011
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Humour with Regain OS supposed to have the same ingredient as Techeon. I used it on the Envoy and it smoothed out some roughness. Probably due for another shot.
 

benz01

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Jun 2, 2012
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Kansas
For the guys that use Chevron additive and have the 22 gal tank, do you use 2 full bottles, 1.5, or just 1? One bottle treats 15 gal so I was wondering if you just add 15 gal or if you use multiple bottles on a full tank?
 

Ghost

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benz01 said:
For the guys that use Chevron additive and have the 22 gal tank, do you use 2 full bottles, 1.5, or just 1? One bottle treats 15 gal so I was wondering if you just add 15 gal or if you use multiple bottles on a full tank?

What I did was run the truck till e than bought the 12gal treatment and put 11.5 gal of fuel in the truck.
 

CaptainXL

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Dec 4, 2011
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strat81 said:
From what I've read on BobIsTheOilGuy.com, the only three products that contain Polyether Amines (PEA), which is one of the few substances that work for cleaning a fuel system are: Techron (original, not Pro-Gard), BG44K, and Redline SI-1. By far, Techron is the easiest to find

If you want a fuel stabilizer, Sta-Bil Marine and SeaFoam are good choices. SeaFoam seems to help minimize carb gumming in small 2-stroke engines.

Have you seen the Gumout commercial with the guys who have engines for their heads? Gumout Regane has PEA as well and i alternate it with techron
 

strat81

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Dec 29, 2011
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CaptainXL said:
Have you seen the Gumout commercial with the guys who have engines for their heads? Gumout Regane has PEA as well and i alternate it with techron

Haven't seen the commercial, but I believe you are correct about it containing PEA. Just be careful, because there are a few Gumout products out there.
 

Ghost

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Jun 1, 2012
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jemmie said:
I'm not that anal but it's the general idea. Techron also comes in 20oz bottles.

Lol well I love my chevy !!!!
 

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