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does anyone use any fuel additives? injectors, etc..

This is a discussion on does anyone use any fuel additives? injectors, etc.. within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; well i tryed this on my beater with that GUMOUT injector cleaner, but not on my maro till i asled ...

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    does anyone use any fuel additives? injectors, etc..

    well i tryed this on my beater with that GUMOUT injector cleaner, but not on my maro till i asled this site. just looking to see if there will be any inprovements or if its even worth it, .. and which kind, brand to buy

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    I run FP60 all the time. It even quieted the fuel pump down.

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    who makes fp60 ? and whats the process/ added every soo miles?, and does it need to be in a empty tank?

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    It's made by lube control. I run both the FP60 for gas and the LC20 for oil. I don't remember the exact mix but it's about one ounce for five gallons of gas. I'd have to look at the label again. I just run down to almost empty and put in about 3 oz.

    http://www.lubecontrol.com/

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    have you heard about that GUMOUT stuff?

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    run 93 octane and thats it.
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    well i always run 94 soo i guess thats good

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    Haven't done it to the 402 yet, but I use seafoam once a year on the daily driver.

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    Chevron Techron, once every 3,000 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Haven't done it to the 402 yet, but I use seafoam once a year on the daily driver.
    what is this SEAFOAM that i keep hearing about and what does it do?

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    aslo to add i know MOST car manuals say its a bad thing to add additves, Are they correct or is it just casuse they dont offer it?

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    I added the small bottle of lucas fuel injector cleaner to my Camaro twice already and didnt notice any difference, and was wondering if I was doing any good and If I should add another one since i got another bottle layin around the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    what is this SEAFOAM that i keep hearing about and what does it do?
    It makes your car smoke like a Caravan while the Seafoam is in the tank. It's really fun! One of my friends put a can in the LT1 T/A I had when I didn't know it. It scared the crap out of me!.

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    soo whats the purpose? PROS of this product

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    Supposed to clean the junk out, but some say it can plug up the cats. Now that I think about it I did have the cat go bad on my LT1 about 2 months after using it. It was a 95 so it didn't need it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    soo whats the purpose? PROS of this product
    http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpConsumer.htm


    If used properly, it won't effect cats.

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    thanks, good info

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    Well....I'll chime in......
    Todays gasoline is very "dry" and will result in failure of seals/gaskets/pump...yes after 100K but nevertheless you will see a drop in fuel pressure or a erratic injector firing much sooner........not really noticeable from the butt dyno....but it is there........So much snake oil out there so be careful.....I use Lucas UCL ( Upper Cylinder Lube) religiously....the Fuel Power 60 is also very good.....both require 1 oz per 5 gallons of gasoline.....they both do a very good job of lubricating your fuel pump/keeping carbon out of your combustion chamber/top of your piston/keeping condensation out of your fuel and your injectors operating at peak performance....for pennies per fill up....if you want a one time maintenance every 3 or 4 thousand miles....I recommend Techron to keep your fuel system in top shape......SeaFoam is good.....does the job....smokes like hell....but Techron does just as good of a job for your fuel system as Seafoam with much less "smoke clouds"

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    i ran seafoam through my DD volvo when it had 200k on it, man it was like James Bond's smoke screen, kept doing cycles of it and it eventually stopped smoking, goes to show ya how much build up there was

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    i use the pi from amsoil sometimes but mostly i het it up with marvel mystery oil

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