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#1 jhm

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 05:52 AM

My dealers service advisor tried to sell me on this BG MI3000 deposit control that you pour in the gas tank. He wanted $30.00 for a can! The only thing I ever added to my fuel in any vehicle is dry gas in the late fall when temperatures start dropping, and rarely a bottle of Gunk or STP carburetor/injector cleaner. I never really noticed any favorable results from the Gunk or STP. What about you? :puke:

#2 Markd

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 07:17 AM

Did the mechanic compliment you on your appearance??? :puke: ...especially your jeans?? :puke:


Seriously, GM top end cleaner works well, SeaFoam works well, Chevron Techron works well. All of these are less than $10.

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 07:46 AM

When you say that those products "work well", what do you mean? Did you have a problem that they got rid of or did you notice better gas mileage, more "pep" or what? This BG company has this fancy brochure showing "rock hard deposits" on the intake valves after only 10k, then in the after picture, the valve is spotless. I would like to see some independent lab test these products and find out if they do anything besides make the mfr rich. Oh yea, the service guy said I had the coolest sneakers he had seen that day! :puke:

#4 GnatGoSplat

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 10:13 AM

I have never noticed any benefit from any fuel additives, I've tried Chevron Techron, didn't make any difference.
I have never noticed any benefit from oil additives either.

IMO, additives are useless. All it's good for is moving money out of my wallet into the seller's wallet.
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#5 OBXSpook

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 11:26 AM

I always throw a bottle of STP in my tank after every oil change.....it's only like 5 bucks....I figure I spend 15 on the Playboy channel for my sattilite(I can't speel today), and that's completly worthless too. but what's the harm

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 12:13 PM

Here is a link to some interesting reading. I run Fuel Power in the vehicles. Seems to help with the mileage.

Check out Fuel Power.
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#7 Markd

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:08 PM

When you say that those products "work well", what do you mean? Did you have a problem that they got rid of or did you notice better gas mileage, more "pep" or what? This BG company has this fancy brochure showing "rock hard deposits" on the intake valves after only 10k, then in the after picture, the valve is spotless. I would like to see some independent lab test these products and find out if they do anything besides make the mfr rich. Oh yea, the service guy said I had the coolest sneakers he had seen that day! :puke:

I used the SeaFoam mainly on my LT1 Camaro. When I had the intake off, the runners and valves were spotless (90k miles).


I used the Techron on my '99 Z71 and Honda Accord and noticed a smoother idle as well as an improvement in throtle response. (not necessarily while I was running the cleaners, but after)

GM Top end cleaner on a '98 Camaro LS1 helped throttle response and seems like more pep in the upper revs.

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 05:26 PM

At least once a year a fuel dryer additive should be used. Diesel owners especially and a lot more often. You're going to get water in the tank no matter what. You're either pumping it in or in high humidity locals' condensation.
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Posted 16 July 2003 - 05:53 PM

Is the Amsoil stuff anygood? like the P.I ??
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 12:50 AM

i tried this stuff called full throttle cleaner. it was at the quik lube. there are three bottles one for the crank case that they inject though the pcv value, one other is for the gas tank to getthe condinsation out, and the other is for the intake. it cost me $40.00 but i believe it was well worth it i get alot better gas mileage also. i have a 5.3 2001 chevy

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#11 Tex2kZR2

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:11 AM

Just switched to Amsoil on Saturday, and my truck runs quieter and seems to run smoother. I am sold on it.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 04:37 AM

Is the Amsoil stuff anygood? like the P.I ??

I put it in the gf's car and she said she had the best mileage yet with great throttle response. I haven't used it in mine yet. Depends on how much idling and short trips compared to long trips you drive.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 05:47 AM

Is the Amsoil stuff anygood? like the P.I ??

It is a good fuel treatment to use. It is consentrated so you don't use the entire bottle at once. You use for an initial treatment 6 oz for 10 gallons of Gas. This will give a good initial cleaning of your system and injectors.

Then from there on as a maintenance dose you use 1 oz for every 10 gallons of gas. One bottle treats 160 gallons of gas. So if you look at it the $7.55 a bottle isn't a bad price compared to the others. :)
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 08:11 AM

Once a year I use the GM Top Engine Cleaner and Redline Oil Complete Fuel Cleaner. I like both products. Afterwards I notice better throttle response and a bit more pep. Both are relativly inexpense.