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    Fluid Change Today

    Ok, auto x is sunday. and i finnaly got my car back from the shop from the little fender bender. And its been 3500 miles, 500 miles more than i usually go with an oil change. So i decided to do oil, tranny and rear diff. I used mobil 1 10 w 30 for the motor oil. the purolator pure 1 filter for oil filter. Then i went and did the tranny fluid. Used two quarts of gm syncromesh, and a quart of light weight shock proof. Then the rest castrol hypo c, Then after that did the rear diff and when that came out the bottom plug is magnetic from factory, and i cleaned that. I used a paper towel, and then took a magnet to see how bad the grind was, for 28,000 miles there was a little metal on the plug. It was not bad, but expected since it was the fluid from factory, never been changed. I used Mobil 1 synthetic on the rear diff 75w 90. So far the car seems good. The tranny feels smoother. actually can get into first at 15 now.

    Over all the cost for fluids was a little high, but it was needed. I did not have any problems. Mostly strait forward. Just wanted to post another successful maintenance.

    I do have one question. What would i have to do to clean the injectors? I changed the fuel filter a little while back, and, i need to do plugs soon aswell.
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    nobody knows how to clean injectors?
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    Toluene. Or BG 44k.

    Actually cleaning the injectors themselves directly is a job for a specialist. You either need a machine that pumps solvent through them or they can be pulled and put on a special machine that cleans and tests them.



    If you really want to do it right, pull 'em and send 'em to these guys:

    http://www.rceng.com/service.htm

    There's a chance there is a place in your area that offers a similar service. It's not a unique service.

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    At what point should you pull your injectors and have them cleaned?? The guys you recomended are right up the street from my job what are the odds???

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    +1 GV27

    At only 28k miles though, try throwing in some Chevron Techron, by itself, from a pure Chevron Techron bottle. Good stuff.
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    Well, if you keep up with them and regularly add a fuel system cleaner, theoretically you should never have to pull them. If you haven't, have had some bad fuel along the way, let the car sit for an extended period it's a good idea to have it done every few years. It also depends on how anal you are.

    If you're REALLY serious about auto-x you might consider having it done every year or something. The spectrum is like this: on one end, most cars never have it done, but then most cars don't get proper maintenance, never get new suspension parts (shocks, bushings, etc), never get the coolant flushed, etc., etc. and die a premature death. On the other end of the spectrum, a world-level race team will have several sets of injectors, carefully calibrated and matched and always kept clean that they swap in and out constantly.

    Really, pulling them for the full service is a very rare thing. I'm working on having it done for a second time in 19 years of driving! I had it done on my CRX at 150k miles and I'm fixin' to lay up my Alfa for a valve adjustment (I have to order shims after I do the measurement!) and will pull the injectors and send them off to those guys at the same time. The ALfa only has 45k on it, but it's only gone about 5k in the last 7 years, so I suspect they are pretty well plugged up and I want them tested for peice of mind as well.

    I do, however, have the solvent run through them every 30 or 40 thousand miles. Believe it or not, I've had good luck having Grease Monkey do it. I wouldn't trust them to change my oil, but I've never had a problem with them doing the injector clean so I keep going back. Usually the manager oversees the operation - I guess 'cause he doesn't want the place burned down! Take this advise at your own risk, though. I really have no idea why I trust them to do it now that I think about it!

    Since those guys are right up the road, I'd go talk to them and see what they recommend.

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