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Old 07-11-2003, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default 30,000 fuel injector cleaning?

Are they serious? I took my ride in for the 30,000 scheduled maintenance. They are claiming my Injectors where pretty dirty!!!! I don't see how since I always use 91 octane.... Trying to take me to the cleaners....
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Old 07-11-2003, 09:02 AM   #2
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I highly doubt they are dirty. Did they give you anything to back up their claim that the injectors were dirty?
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Old 07-11-2003, 10:11 AM   #3
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them telling you is dirty is just to get you to pay for the cleaning. but i think that scared tactic is lame

now, do i think it's a good idea to have them clean, yes, if you don't mind paying for it, it's a good insurance and peace of mind routine to do

you're car wont die tomorrow either if you don't

btw, don't tell me you took it to santa monica subaru, they sux
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Old 07-19-2003, 09:58 PM   #4
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By the way, how much did they charge for the 30K service? I'm due for that soon.
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Old 07-22-2003, 11:58 AM   #5
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All the dealer does for their injector cleaning service is pour in a bottle of the same $7 stuff you can buy at an autoparts store.
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:05 PM   #6
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All the dealer does for their injector cleaning service is pour in a bottle of the same $7 stuff you can buy at an autoparts store.
Techron, baby, Techron...

How "dirty" can injectors get, anyway, and what do they get dirty WITH? Last time I looked, I had a fuel filter in my car to clean the gas.
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Old 07-22-2003, 12:09 PM   #7
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Injectors can get dirty over time. On my 91 turbo legacy, I had some det issues, the cause of which turned out to be dirty injectors. Tried 15 different fixes, and it turns out the injectors were just dirty. Took a $10 bottle of cleaner to make it right.

*shrug*
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Old 07-22-2003, 04:15 PM   #8
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Temps in the injector area are probably high enough to polymerize some of the unsaturated gasoline components. The result is the usual gum/varnish/gunk buildup.

I use the redline complete fuel system cleaner on a regular basis. It's cheap and works well.

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Old 07-24-2003, 11:19 AM   #9
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Techron, baby, Techron...

I put a bottle in at every oil change. Cheap insurance.
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