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Old 01-31-2007, 06:35 PM
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STP Fuel Injector cleaner

Is it useful or just hype? I have used it for years in Prelude and Integra. It did not hurt anything and made me "feel" good. With my new Accord and all the electronics and sensors, I am not so sure.
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Im just trying one for the first time ever, saw it and figured I would give it a try, only about a gallon or two into the tank, ill report back when its done.
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Is it useful or just hype? I have used it for years in Prelude and Integra. It did not hurt anything and made me "feel" good. With my new Accord and all the electronics and sensors, I am not so sure.
any reason why you are doing this???

reason i ask is, considering that your car is so new, i really wouldn't think that it was necessary.....
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any reason why you are doing this???

reason i ask is, considering that your car is so new, i really wouldn't think that it was necessary.....
I agree with Stiller here - how many miles could you possibly have on an '06? I first used a fuel system cleaner at 30k, then every 10k thereafter. I prefer Techron or Gumout Regane Complete Fuel System Cleaner to the STP product. Go over here http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/ubbthreads.php and do a search on these products in the Fuel, Additives and Cleaners section. Redline SI-1 is another highly regarded cleaner.
I currently have 6 bottles of the Regane product - all of them were free after rebate! AutoZone is currently running a promotion where you'll actually make $1/bottle (after rebate, limit 2) on the Regane cleaner. If you are interested in this, be sure to get the one with the translucent bottle and the yellow label - that's Gumout's best product. The full name is above.
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I bought a four pack of techron at Costco. Hey it was cheap enough so I use it every other tank...
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I bought a four pack of techron at Costco. Hey it was cheap enough so I use it every other tank...
Did you get regular Techron or the ProGuard stuff (which isn't as good IMO) at Costco? How much was it?
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I think it was the ProGuard stuff. Not sure how much I paid.
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Personaly I have always had very good results on highish mileage cars using "Fortes" and can happily recomand it to anyone who needs it.. It is also very good at freeing up sticky valves..

But... As Stiller stated, an 006 should NOT be having problems..
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The octane boosters should make your car feel better while that stuff is in the tank, but other than that, you won't feel any difference.
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I use AMSOIL PI, you do an intial cleanup with about 10 oz to 17 gallons, then the 6oz quickshot every fill-up or whenever you want, great stuff.
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Is it useful or just hype? I have used it for years in Prelude and Integra. It did not hurt anything and made me "feel" good. With my new Accord and all the electronics and sensors, I am not so sure.
If you're interested in learning about fuel system cleaners and such, I would recommend you head over to this forum http://theoildrop.server101.com/foru...t=0&Board=UBB5 at BobIsTheOilGuy.com.
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I have been using STP gas treatment (red container) for years, mainly for water removal. I use it in the car and truck. From their web site:
STP Gas Treatment Used Regularly Helps:

Boost cleaning performance of gas
Save gas by keeping fuel intake system clean
Fight fuel line freeze by removing water
We learned from many years of snowmobiling in Canada that methanol or "dry gas" is a really bad idea. Even isopropanol absorbs moisture from the air and can cause problems - still better than methanol. So I tried STP gas treatment and never had a problem. If it cleans anything - bonus . I try to use Top Tier gas for the same reason - does it really work
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I bought a four pack of techron at Costco. Hey it was cheap enough so I use it every other tank...

That's what I use. It is supposed to be the most effective stuff on the Market. Costco sells it for around 10 bucks for pack of four.
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That's what I use. It is supposed to be the most effective stuff on the Market. Costco sells it for around 10 bucks for pack of four.
I'm guessing the stuff you're getting at Costo is the ProGuard product. It's not the same as the Techron concentrate, and not as good. The "real" Techron is about $6/bottle. You'll sometimes find it BOGO at national retailers like Pep Boys or AutoZone.
Whether it's the most effective stuff on the market is obviously debatable, though I do feel it's certainly in the top 3 (along with Regane and Redline SI-1). Everyone's entitled to their opinions though.
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That's what I use. It is supposed to be the most effective stuff on the Market. Costco sells it for around 10 bucks for pack of four.
Some of Techron's (no not ProGuard) reputation goes way back when gas changed over from leaded to unleaded. The additive package changed a lot at the same time. Unfortunately, not all gas producers got it right. A number of cars started to get massive deposits from the additives. Some cars got large enough deposits on their valves to put them out of balance and make them run very rough. It included prestigious (or at least expensive) manufacturers like Mercedes and BMW. When they figured it out (I don't recall if it was MB, BMW, or both) they started clearly recommending 3-5 particular brands of gasoline whose additives did not cause the problem. Chevron was one of them and probably the only one who marketed basically their additives as a separate product: Techron.

I still believe it's one of the better products, but it's been a long time and I don't doubt some of their competitors may have caught up with them.
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