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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Free, Mar 1, 2010.

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    Hi whats everyone's thought on a decent fuel injector cleaner? i've been reading up and people are saying miller's is one of the better makes out their. does anybody have any experience with any of the stuff? cheers
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    forte is the best. but tis trade only so ebay or a nice garage who are willing to sell it to ya
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    10k boost it supurb stuff, it decokes the whole engine not just the injectors - i've used it several times and seen results each time
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    This stuff OK to use? I was informed of several issues with fuels burning to hot for engine components to handle if you use the crappy NOS stuff sold in Halfrauds? Presume this is different stuff?
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    Yeah 10k boost is a decoking agent, it just cleans off all the **** that has built up - it really is good stuff
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    *too hot.

    I swear my English goes to pot on website forums!

    OK, good to know, would it be worth buying some and using it then? How does it work Mike (pour in to fuel/oil/other??).

    Many thanks!
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    Def worth a go.

    You spray it direct into the intake (after the MAF), ideally u need someone controlling the throttle while u spray it in.

    BAsically you use the whole can (which lasts a lot longer than u expect) you hold the revs at 3k and spray for 1 minute, then leave on idle for 5 mins, then repeat. The amount of smoke that comes out will astound you
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    Thats the one, yep its a gooden
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    water is a very good decoking agent. ever taken the head off a head gasket failure engine?

    water doesnt cost anywhere near as much as stuff off the shelf in halfords. so id give water a try
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    You're advising spraying water into my throttle body? Really?!
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    Ever tried washing the dishes without soap?
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    Mike, would you combine these with a yearly oil and fuel treatment?
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    Wynn's injection power3. Seems to do the job, mixes with a full tank of fuel and cleans the lines/injectors.

    Don't know how it compares to other brands, but I've always trusted Wynn's other prodeucts and never run into any problems. Their diesel "stop smoke" stuff cured the huuuge plume of black **** out the back of my Dad's old work van...
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    in which case, if you fancy a laugh, let it suck up some soapy water.

    the water flash vapourises in there, the steam cleaning is what clean the crowns.

    the next bonus you get is how it cleans the rings too. the rings are de-crudded so can expand fully. youll gain compression back if the rings were particulrly mucky

    you can pop off a vac hose and let it suck up a pint of water. ive done it before. not on a turbo lump tho because vac hoses dont stay vac ;)
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    as for injector cleaner, ive personally seen really good results with millers. not got hold of forte in the past though
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    I can onlt go from my experiance and to be honest i've never noticed any difference from a service or any difference from a fuel additive, but I HAVE noticed the difference everytime with 10k boost - I wouldn't say use it every year, perhaps every 30,000 miles, it really is that good.

    As for the wynns stuff, i've also tried that and also the STP one, neither really gave any noticable gains, but you oays your money you makes your choice
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    Appreciate that Mike, will bob to Halfrauds tonight with the trade card and buy some.
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    Would be interested to hear your thoughts afterwards
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    I will post up when I get a chance to do it Mike, thanks fella.
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