Injector cleaner - anyone use it regularly?

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  1. oldval225

    oldval225 New Member

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    I often read the advertising hype about using an injector cleaner regularly, however I've always been a bit reluctant to use additives in general. Do any of the forum members use an injector cleaner, if so, what brand/s and do they notice any difference (to performance, economy, smoke etc)?:confused:
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    Injector Cleaner

    I am from old school, I just add a little transmission fluid in the fuel from time to time, no problems, thanks
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    Well now - I've never heard that one - transmission fluid eh?
    A buddy of mine swears that adding a moth-ball (camphor) to his tank of fuel every now and then is the go. He claims it cleans the injectors and fuel delivery system out and his rig no longer smokes and pulls like new again.
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    My brother does that with his Mercedes Sprinter- I think half a quart every tank.

    The rationale is that modern ULSD has less lubricity than the old stuff, so the ATF lubricates the IP and has detergents to clean the system. The van doesn't seem to mind.
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    If you call three dealerships about additives you will get three different answers. I use 4oz of Stanadyne every tank. Some use powerservice products. Liqui Moly diesel purge or diesel injection cleaner are a good choice. Give it a good blowing out on a regular basis.
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    I run standyne performance formula.
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    Never have... in 28 years of VW Diesel driving... perhaps when my present car is broken in, I may start... (it only has 476780 miles on it now...)
    I wouldn't do that - especially with the newer cars... (2004 and later in North America...) The injectors are far too delicate and costly...
    That would be my choice if the fuel available was of questionable quality... VW used to recommend only this one - but I don't know their current policy...

    YMMV...

    Yuri
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    I use 100ml of "Spuri" every tank. The "Spuri" injector and engine cleaner is famous in Hungary.
    It removes the condensed water from the whole fuel supply system. It makes the soot deposits disappear from the combustion chambers of the engine.
    The SPURI is recommended to be used in diesel engines especially because of its preventive effect to the diesel oil’s solidification process in cold temperatures in winter.
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