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Old 30 Jun 2006, 06:26 am   #1 (permalink)
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I've never clean the fuel injector for my 2000 Camry V6. Any comments
on whether I can just buy a can from auto store to clean it myself or I
should have the dealer/auto shop to do this for me? What brand is good
for this?

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Old 30 Jun 2006, 07:47 am   #2 (permalink)
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Sure put in a can of cleaner , it wont hurt. With good gas you should
never have to clean them. I would not pay to have it done since they are
most likely ok.

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Old 30 Jun 2006, 10:25 am   #3 (permalink)
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aiuser wrote:
> I've never clean the fuel injector for my 2000 Camry V6. Any comments
> on whether I can just buy a can from auto store to clean it myself or I
> should have the dealer/auto shop to do this for me? What brand is good
> for this?

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Red Line complete fuel system cleaner.
If you find their home page online, you can read their technical
information and discover why this is the preferred cleaner.

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Old 30 Jun 2006, 12:47 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I'm interested in what injector cleaners do and how you know you need to
clean them. My 2005 v4 has 154,000 miles and has never had a tune up,
not even a plug change. I just got 29.4 MPG during the last leg of a
trip. Do I need to apply a cleaner?


aiuser wrote:
> I've never clean the fuel injector for my 2000 Camry V6. Any comments
> on whether I can just buy a can from auto store to clean it myself or I
> should have the dealer/auto shop to do this for me? What brand is good
> for this?
>
> Thanks
>

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Old 30 Jun 2006, 02:53 pm   #5 (permalink)
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You have 154000 and never have done anything, well its about time, I get
35-36 on trips

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Old 30 Jun 2006, 03:50 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Stubby wrote:
> I'm interested in what injector cleaners do and how you know you need to
> clean them. My 2005 v4 has 154,000 miles and has never had a tune up,
> not even a plug change.

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Is this a leased car you're planning to trade next year?

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Old 30 Jun 2006, 06:57 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> Stubby wrote:
>> I'm interested in what injector cleaners do and how you know you need to
>> clean them. My 2005 v4 has 154,000 miles and has never had a tune up,
>> not even a plug change.

> ================
> Is this a leased car you're planning to trade next year?


I don't see what the financing options have to do with the mechanical
performance.

My point is the performance has not changed in 10 years with no noodling
under the hood. But I hear a lot of "injector cleaning" posts and Jiffy
Lube is always trying to sell me a cleaning job. So why should I
consider an injector cleaning? Several people say it has caused problems.
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Old 30 Jun 2006, 07:31 pm   #8 (permalink)
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If you use any of the "tier-1" gas you shouldn't need to clean your
fuel injectors. Today's gas is required to have injector cleaners in
it, so the need for aftermarket prodcuts has diminished. But Costco has
Chevron Techron, 4 bottles for about $9.99 last checked (long time
ago).


aiuser wrote:
> I've never clean the fuel injector for my 2000 Camry V6. Any comments
> on whether I can just buy a can from auto store to clean it myself or I
> should have the dealer/auto shop to do this for me? What brand is good
> for this?
>
> Thanks


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Old 01 Jul 2006, 11:20 am   #9 (permalink)
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Stubby wrote:
> Daniel wrote:
> > Stubby wrote:
> >> I'm interested in what injector cleaners do and how you know you need to
> >> clean them. My 2005 v4 has 154,000 miles and has never had a tune up,
> >> not even a plug change.

> > ================
> > Is this a leased car you're planning to trade next year?

>
> I don't see what the financing options have to do with the mechanical
> performance.
>
> My point is the performance has not changed in 10 years with no noodling
> under the hood. But I hear a lot of "injector cleaning" posts and Jiffy
> Lube is always trying to sell me a cleaning job. So why should I
> consider an injector cleaning? Several people say it has caused problems.

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I would not have Jiffy Lube do injector cleaning.
If you're interested, read the Red Line complete fuel system cleaner
technical data, and form your own conclusions. There are four pages of
information with charts and graphs that thoroughly explain why you
might consider using the product.
Personally, I would not use another brand of injector cleaner. Some use
harsh solvents, some use compounds identical to what is already in the
gasoline, some raise temperatures, and some are simply ineffective.
Typical symptoms of clogged injectors would be rough idle, lower fuel
economy or loss of power.
Doesn't sound like you have those problems.
Financing relates to term of ownership. Many people who lease like the
idea of driving a new car every couple of years, which might involve a
different perspective on maintenance than the owner who plans to keep
the car for ten years or more.
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See:
http://www.redlineoil.com/whitePaper/15.pdf
and:
http://www.redlineoil.com/products_f...p?productID=63
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By the way, you realize the four cylinder engine is an inline design.
The six cylinder is a "V-6" but the four is not a "v4". With six
cylinders in a front wheel drive configuration an inline 6 simply
wouldn't fit crosswise under the hood with the transaxle bolted to the
end, so there are three cylinders on each bank.

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Old 03 Jul 2006, 12:17 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Do you sleep? How in the world does a person put 154,000 miles on a car
in one year?

Stubby wrote:
> I'm interested in what injector cleaners do and how you know you need to
> clean them. My 2005 v4 has 154,000 miles and has never had a tune up,
> not even a plug change. I just got 29.4 MPG during the last leg of a
> trip. Do I need to apply a cleaner?
>
>
> aiuser wrote:
> > I've never clean the fuel injector for my 2000 Camry V6. Any comments
> > on whether I can just buy a can from auto store to clean it myself or I
> > should have the dealer/auto shop to do this for me? What brand is good
> > for this?
> >
> > Thanks
> >


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