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    quick question

    someone told me is good to put some kind of oil in the gas tank every so often to clean fuel injectors, anyone know what kind of oil it has to be?

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    go to any auto store they should sell fuel injector cleaners. i dont know which works best but i know its for cars with lot of miles on them. not sure if u need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshyKnuttz View Post
    someone told me is good to put some kind of oil in the gas tank every so often to clean fuel injectors, anyone know what kind of oil it has to be?
    never mix oil with gasoline. If you need to clean your injectors out, use SeaFoam.

    Why do you need to clean your injectors? There are many subarus with over 100k miles on them, and they haven't had to clean their injectors.
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    ah ok maybe i was misinformed then, thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshyKnuttz View Post
    ah ok maybe i was misinformed then, thanks guys
    Sure. It's better to be informed, than risk it!

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    will do, and thanks for the welcome

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    Ack! Don't ever put oil in your gas tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshyKnuttz View Post
    someone told me is good to put some kind of oil in the gas tank every so often to clean fuel injectors, anyone know what kind of oil it has to be?
    NO! NO! NO!

    Just use good quality gas at the octane recommended and you'll be fine.
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    i asked the guy again and he said is fuel injector cleaner or fuel injector fluid. he musta said oil cuz maybe is oily or something lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshyKnuttz View Post
    i asked the guy again and he said is fuel injector cleaner or fuel injector fluid. he musta said oil cuz maybe is oily or something lol
    Maybe he said Lucas oil fuel injecter cleaner..... i use that on my 96 impala ss cause it has over 100k on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VideoCrack View Post
    Maybe he said Lucas oil fuel injecter cleaner
    Good call! Lucas makes some great products
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
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    some people use 2-3 oz of acetone inside the fuel tank. search it up on google

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    Quote Originally Posted by my name is joe View Post
    some people use 2-3 oz of acetone inside the fuel tank. search it up on google
    it's on here too.

    They use that as an octane booster though, not as a fuel injector cleaner.
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