I am looking for some opinions on Ejector cleaners. Are they any good? What
kind , who ? Harmful to internal parts? When to use them? Best Buy?
I was also wondering what the opinions on oil brands are. Synthetic or
normal? My dad told me that driving with the "high milage" types can cause
seals to detieriate and fail over time. Since my motor is older I like to
use 20/50 in the summer and 10/40 in the winter.
First off, the best of the injector cleaners is the stuff made by Chevron.
If you have a Sam's Club or a WalMart or a Price Club, a two bottle carton
will run about $7.00. If not, a one bottle container will run about $7.00 at
the local auto parts store. This stuff really does work but it will take
time, usually two or more applications and you will need to keep using it
for perhaps 5 or six tank fulls to really get the full benefit. Stay away
from those idiots at the Speedy Oil change or Master Lube or whatever they
call themselves in your neighborhood. They'll offer a fuel injection
cleaning treatment for $50 or so bucks and it will accomplish very little.
As to oil. If you have a high mileage car, that would be one with 80,000
plus miles, then any of the higher mileage oils would be perfect. I think
you may have misunderstood the old man or perhaps he was mistaken. The HM
oils have additives to soften and swell old seals (actually most oils do too
but not in higher concentrations like HM oils do). I don't know what motor
you're running but I'd be willing to bet that 20/50 is not going to get the
job done as well as 10/30 or 10/40. Unless you're pulling a heavy load or
driving around Las Vegas, 10/30 will get onto the parts quicker and flow
everywhere quicker without sacrificing any lubricity. Since you motor is
well worn, switching to synthetics will most likely not help you much. It
may in fact, cause you trouble by weeping past seals and rings. Save your
money and just buy good old dino juice.
Injector Cleaners???...Oil Brands???
Group: alt.autos.ford Date: Tue, Dec 23, 2003, 12:36am From:
I am looking for some opinions on Ejector cleaners. Are they any good?
What kind , who ? Harmful to internal parts? When to use them? Best
Just use Chevron fuel. It has the injector cleaner right in it.
I believe pretty much all of today's gasoline already has enough detergents
in it to keep injectors clean (unless you leave your engine sitting for
months). I don't waste my money on any injector cleaner, and all of my
engines run just great, and have for years.
How many miles is "higher mileage"? 20-50 is usually used when the engine
has "very higher mileage" (over 200,000 miles) to keep oil pressure up in
the green. It won't hurt your engine to run 20-50 in the summer as long as
you don't rev the engine to the red line.
I don't now how 20-50 benefits load-hauling engines (versus 10-30), but the
20-50 film tears more easily at high rpm. Unless you're running a diesel, I
wouldn't think that'd be a good thing for a load-hauler.
Plus, unless your engine is very worn it doesn't need oil that thick yet. In
fact, if the engine isn't knocking with wear, using or leaking oil, 10-30 in
the summer and 5-30 in the winter would be just fine (and just about what
the factory probably calls for).
the engineer how often I should use injector cleaners and he said NEVER! He
said 90% of warranty claims came from the states that add alcohol to their
gas. It penetrates the seals and causes them to leak. BTW the recommended
oil for a Ford focus is 5w20. It cuts down friction and the high flow cools
the bearings better.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.