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How To Use Fuel Injector System Cleaner?

(Last Updated On: December 15, 2017)

Performance Signs to Pay Attention To

Fuel Injector Cleaners are a very useful thing when it comes to maintaining your vehicle’s performance and making sure no pre-mature wear and tear affects your vehicle. To use a fuel injector cleaner you first have to know whether your vehicle needs it or not. Your vehicle will tell you whether it is in need of a fuel injector cleaner. The signs you can look for in your vehicle’s performance are:

  • Poorly Timed Crankshaft
  • Idle Engine Produce Vibrations
  • Poor throttle response
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Cold weather engine start problems

The above mentioned problems are some of the common problems you will encounter when your car’s performance starts to get sluggish and that sluggish performance is due to the carbon build up in your engine parts. So now you know when to use the fuel injector cleaner.


The fuel injector cleaners are very easy to use, you pour a bottle into your vehicle’s gas tank and you’re good to go but is that the right way to go about? Using the right type of fuel injector cleaner is very important if you don’t know which fuel injector will suit your vehicle’s engine you’ll never be able to get the most out of fuel injector cleaner.

The second thing to look out for in your car is the miles, some drivers just pour a bottle of fuel injector cleaner into their vehicle’s gas tank every time they fill it up and that is no use to the engine at all because the considerable carbon deposits in your engine after 10,000 or so miles driven, before that you are just wasting your fuel injector cleaner and your money. So use fuel injector cleaner after 10,000 miles of driving your vehicle.

Types of Fuel Injector Cleaners

There are different types of fuel injectors in the markets and choosing the right type of fuel injector cleaner for your vehicle is very important otherwise you will not be able to reap the full benefits of the cleaner. The main types of cleaners you will find in the market will be based on three types of chemicals i.e. PEA, PIBA and PNA. The PNA based fuel injector cleaners are not suitable for new engines as they can leave residue.

There are fuel stabilizers also available in the market which helps with the corrosions and clogs that the fuel degradation leave behind during storage in gas tank.

The octane boosters are also available which boosts the octane levels in the fuel, remember that the octane boosters don’t contain strong cleaning agents such as PEA to properly clean your engine.

So before choosing the fuel injector cleaner for your vehicle be sure to know what your vehicle wants and what kind of performance lags does your vehicle is encountering.

Mixing Ratio

When you do decide on your fuel injector cleaner be sure to read the instructions of the fuel injector cleaner as to how much fuel is required in the gas tank for the cleaner to be poured into it. Every cleaner’s requirement is different and be sure you follow the instructions properly.

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