Fuel injector cleaners - Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum
Z06Vette.com Z06Vette.com
Go Back   Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum > C6 Z06 Specific Topics > C6 Z06 - Pit Road
Z06vette.com is the premier Chevrolet Corvette Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Z06 Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Independence, MO
Posts: 176
Fuel injector cleaners

Is it necessary to add a fuel injector cleaner once in awhile to your gas? Is there one cleaner better than another?

I do not drive my Z very much and do not want to have the injectors "gum" up on me.

Or is it ok just to "blow out the gunk" like in the old days?
__________________
Newly is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
Z06 Tech Advisor
 
racingvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 1,582
Premium Member
Re: Fuel injector cleaners

If you only use the same brand of gas all the time then the same cleaning agents are used.
Better is if you use multi gas brands each use different cleaning agents and overall would do a better job of cleaning all internals of fuel system

Worse is Ethanol in gas sitting over time grows crap and attracts water at bottom of both tanks so using a fuel and injector cleaner should be done a regular basis.

Because of this never leave fuel tanks at a low level.
__________________
Mike M - 2001 / 2008 Z06s
racingvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Premium Member (Lifetime)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,960
Lifetime Premium Member
Re: Fuel injector cleaners

I run Techron Plus Concentrate through mine now and then, but it is mostly to make my fuel level senders happy.

I make sure I only park the car for extended periods with non-ethanol fuel in it. Ethanol has this annoying ability to separate over time and leave you with 3 distinct layers of liquids in your fuel tank. Water, Ethanol, and gas. Since the water sinks to the bottom, your car gets to suck it in first.

I swear Ethanol was created as a stimulus for mechanics.
XFordGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 06:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
db2xpert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lk Ariel, PA - Eloy, AZ
Posts: 8
Re: Fuel injector cleaners

Quote:
Originally Posted by XFordGuy View Post
I run Techron Plus Concentrate through mine now and then, but it is mostly to make my fuel level senders happy.

I make sure I only park the car for extended periods with non-ethanol fuel in it. Ethanol has this annoying ability to separate over time and leave you with 3 distinct layers of liquids in your fuel tank. Water, Ethanol, and gas. Since the water sinks to the bottom, your car gets to suck it in first.

I swear Ethanol was created as a stimulus for mechanics.
What are you using as non-ethanol fuel? I use Techron regularly in all my vehicles, and Sta-Bil for Ethanol based fuels when storing for the winter.
db2xpert is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum > C6 Z06 Specific Topics > C6 Z06 - Pit Road


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 Z06 Fuel injector nevada C5 Z06 - Tuning & Electronics 14 03-20-2009 05:28 PM
Fuel injector ?? 99NassauFRC C5 Z06 - Pit Road 2 08-21-2005 06:57 PM
Fuel injector replacement spdrcrj C5 Z06 - Pit Road 8 10-10-2004 04:06 PM
Need fuel injector o-rings 02ZO6 The Garage (non Vette related) 1 06-09-2003 04:16 PM
Fuel Injector Sizing? drpipes C5 Z06 - Pit Road 4 08-30-2002 03:54 PM

» Log in
User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» Insurance
» Latest Auto News
2015 Subaru Impreza Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus
Mazda2 Sedan Revealed Before Thailand Auto Show Debut
Lexus RC Convertible Plans Ditched in Favor of Three-Row Crossover
» New Car Reviews
2014 LA Auto Show Preview
November 18-20
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic Review
The Benchmark in Sensible Opulence
2015 Toyota Yaris Review
Refreshed but Hard to Recommend
2014 SEMA Show Coverage
Nov 4 - 7
2015 Dodge Charger SXT AWD Review
The Forgotten Mainstream Charger
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2