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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Prugna 328, Nov 12, 2003.
Does anybody ever use fuel injection cleaner? Is it safe in an Ferrari? Thanks!
If you search past threads you'll find that most like Chevron Techron
Chevron Techron is great, but I also like Lucas "Injector TuneUp"
In the late '80s, Techron was the "official warranty repair" for bad injectors in GM cars. GM would pay for injector replacement only if the Techron treatment failed.
It often worked.
About mid-way thru the driving season my 308 usually starts running slightly rough. A bottle of Techron in about 1/3 to 1/2 tank of gas makes it disappear in 50-75 miles.
It also removes any moisture that may have collected in a gas tank.
I once got some bad gas that must have had some water in it. My car
would barely run. Bucked & sputtered like you wouldn't believe.
Dumped a couple of bottles of Techron in the tank & the problems were gone in 10-15 miles!
At least one local mechanic soaks clogged injectors in it overnight,
then blows it off. Claims it restores a clean spray pattern almost
every time. Even badly clogged injectors respond to it.
Shaken with a little orange juice, and it also makes a fine cocktail.
Use Swepco 503... (at least I think it'd 503. I'll confirm when I buy some more bottles). That stuff works brilliantly and has been SERIOUSLY field tested (one owner used it with every tank in his TR. did 100k miles in it including runs (and a win) at virginia city hill climb).
A Ferrari mechanic just told me yesterday that he is using Lucas brand fi cleaner. He thought that it worked even better than Techron ( he loves Techron too) and is much cheaper . I'll be giving this new recommendation a try soon.
PS--i hope that the fi cleaner works better than Lucas electrics!
By the way, Lucas is a supporter of the Ferrari Club (FCA), specifically as an event sponsor in our Southeast Region. I use their FI cleaner "tuneup" regularly, as well as their oil additive. They're very involved in motorsports racing (see www.LucasOil.com)