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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    SVTP Tool-Tech | Chevron Techron Fuel System Cleaner

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    Spring is upon us and Ford Performance Vehicles are once again hitting the streets after a long winter nap. However, many of them may wake to find they are now suffering from gummed up fuel systems. It you stored your car over the winter with fuel of questionable quality you may just find yourself a victim. Modern fuel formulations, due to blended ethanol, are a major culprit here.


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    Not a bad idea to drop a bottle of this stuff in at every oil change.


    So if you find yourself with clogged or weak injectors, what can you do? Well the cheapest and easiest thing to try is a fuel system cleaner. There are literally hundreds of different cleaners on the market, and the vast majority of them are garbage. I can’t name all the ones that do work, but I can tell you that Chevron Techron Fuel System Cleaner is one of them. I’ve used it with great success in my 04 SVT F-150 Lightning.


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    When's the last time you changed your fuel filter? It's probably due.


    Last year about this time my Lightning was running a little odd. I thought the issue may have been old gas because I hadn’t drive the truck much lately. So I picked up a few gallons of EtOH-Free 93 Octane and mixed in a bottle of Chevron Techron, check out the results below:

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    After blowing that junk (not sure it was fuel related but it probably shouldn't be in there any way) out the exhaust and changing the plugs she was running good as new. The best part of this story is the price. A bottle of Chevron Techron is about $10-14 (it’s often on sale) and can be bought at basically every auto parts store. I’ve gotten into the habit of pouring in a bottle every time I do an oil change. I consider it a little cheap preventative maintenance. If you don't want to head to the store, you can order it in the links below:

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    Techron works very well especially with my gdi.
     
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    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    That and filling up with Chevron Premium (if you car requires it) is a good PM you can do every time you fill up. Top tier fuel is really good, but Chevron with Techron is best.

    I wonder how a bottle of Techron will do with cars running on Flex fuel/E85?
     
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    Would you want to stay out of boost until that Techron runs through the full tank?
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Interesting youve noticed real results with this stuff.

    My car is now on e85 full-time so i will need to invest in a good fuel system conditioner at every oil change.

    Ill give this stuff a shot.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It shouldn't effect octane.
     
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    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    This is my go to fuel treatment as well.
     
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    lexustech48 I <3 Ford Premium Member Established Member

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    I wonder if Klotz every tank and Techron every now and then would work to keep your injectors happy on Ethanol.
     
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    Its that time for me to clean the fuel filter and swap over to gas and a bottle of this to clean out the E85 that was sitting for a few months
     
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    Good little tech tip. I had my fuel filter changed just before winter. I try to keep away from all the additives but went ahead and did this one yesterday.
     
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    It works really well, especially for stuff that isn't driven all that much.
     
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    That's great to hear! cause my car sat longer than usual this winter, in fact iam embarrassed to say :( I just realized its going on a year since i changed the oil.
     
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    What's the opinion on Shell Vpower for fuel?
     
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    It's good stuff. I prefer to use EtOH free 93 if I can.
     
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    You can get a six pack of that techron at Costco for 20 bucks and every couple of months it’s on sale for about 15 bucks a box


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    I've noticed that too. That's a smoking deal. I want to try their micro-fiber towels.
     
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    I use those all the time as well, super cheap just make sure to tear the tag off, it can cause some minor scratching. I spend way too much time and money in Costco


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    Everybody loves free samples.
     
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    thanks for the lazy man link. I ordered a 32 oz bottle....amazing how that matches quite well with my 36 gal fuel tank.
     
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    Happy to help.
     

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