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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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engine tune ups

i am starting to see lots of these "engine tune ups in a bottle/can" products. anyone used them? are they worth buying and trying out? how often could or should you run it through your engine? my engine has 235k on it and i wanna keep up with maintenance and if these things are as good as they seem to be, i wouldn't mind giving it a shot. they're cheap too so why not. but i'm just wondering if its "bullshit in a can" instead of "tune up in a can"

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If it's cheap, I can't see any negative side effects of trying it. The fact of the matter is that a can full of stuff isn't going to rebuild your worn spark plug electrodes, which is usually the case when it's time for a tune up.
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they're all snake oil. Don't waste your money. Some do more harm than good



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haha, thanks guys. i always wondered that, and everytime i go to CT now i see more brands of that stuff.

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well i guess it does sound too good to be true, but if people are paying for it. why not keep making it.

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I have never tried it but I hear alot of ppl use sea foam stuff.....
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A while back I ran a bottle of Bardahl fuel system cleaner through my tank. I never used any injector cleaner since I bought my truck new in '07. It didn't miraculously improve mileage or anything, but I did notice a slight increase in punch accelerating from a stop. I guess that's pretty subjective. It was only around $6 though, so not a big gamble.

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Ive used the sea foam stuff before.

I put it in my old Dodge Dakota with 220,000 on it. It was running rough prior to using the stuff. Afterwards the truck ran better, and i had better fuel economy.

BUT BEWARE!!! if you use this stuff .. be prepared for lots of smoke.
LIKE LOTS OF SMOKE! enough for the neighbours to call the fire department thinking your house or truck is on fire. ................
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