08-26-2003, 11:18 AM
How often should one use a fuel system cleaner. Has anybody noticed noticable changes in fuel economy, engine performance after using one.
I have a 98 Accord LX ...What is the required quantity I need to use.
08-26-2003, 11:30 AM
I normally buy one of the fuel additive cleaners about once every year or year and a half. Doing that often I normally don't notice much of a difference, however the first time I did it to my old 95 Accord -- in 2001 probably I noticed a hike in gas milage and thought I saw some performance enhancement but then I hoping for that so maybe my mind fabricated it a bit. I'd say its worth giving it a try for the $4.00 or whatever it costs...I prefer a product named Gumont (or something like that) and normally get it at Advance Autoparts or Autozone or something.
08-27-2003, 03:35 AM
Some people use Techron, more expensive than Gumout but reportedly more effective. I've used BG 44K; it's $20 per can. I put it in my 1995 Chevy S-10 pickup at 140k miles and it really worked. At first the engine started acting up as the crud was loosened up, but it smoothed out by the time I used up all of the treated fuel in the tank. I then changed the fuel filter.