Fuel Injection Service

Is it ever really needed?
Dealers are always trying to sell the $159 fuel injection service and recommend it every 15,000 miles. Seems kind of steep to do that
often. The service consists of a $75 parts kit and the rest labor.
Having driven hundreds of thousands of miles and never an injection problem, I'm hesitant, but there may be a point that it is a good idea. I do know that people have had injector problems, but I'm not sure just how often it comes up.
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That what I figured. Another money maker.
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On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:29:44 PM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

If an injector is not spraying properly and it's difficult/expensive to replace, then I'd say it's worth trying this first. Otherwise, no. In general, you're likely to spend less money by waiting until a failure occurs.
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How about Option #3: DIY?
a. Go into the auto parts store (Mo, Mel, and Bub) and buy your own can of "Fuel Injector Cleaner" for what: $9.95?
Run a can of this through the gas tank once per year or so.
b. Use Chevron gasoline. Didn't it have some additive that Click and Clack really liked?
b1. I think that the parts stores (Mo, Mel, and Bub) sell that Chevron additive by itself?
How about that?
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On Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:45:06 PM UTC-5, Richard Steinfeld wrote:


You're speaking of Techron(R). And yes, it is (or at least was) available separately via parts retailers. Realistically speaking, though, it does so mething most gasolines already do: clean up after themselves. I believe Co nsumer Reports did a gasoline study (in excess of ten years ago) and all gr ades of nearly all gasolines had sufficient detergents in them to prevent d eposits.
In a jam? Probably can't hurt to try it for the price. But if you're just putting some in on some sort of regular schedule, you're probably wasting your money on redundancy.
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hyundaitech wrote:

The advent of ethanol polluted fuel has changed the equation.
Formation of gum, etc. is a problem again. Doesn't hurt to run a can of cleaner through every few months and try not to let ethanol polluted gasoline stay in your car more than a few weeks.
If you drive infrequently, add Stabil or a similar product.
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