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Fuel Injector Service - Worth It?

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Guest Paul Cherubini

Braddale, it says right on the material safety data sheet for genuine Toyota fuel injector cleaner that it is made (for Toyota to Toyota specs) by Chevron and contain butyl cellosolve - a powerful and expensive cleaner you cannot find in auto parts store two buck type fuel injector cleaners.

 

I have said many times it is not necessary to use genuine Toyota parts, fluids and filters if the owner is NOT interested in driving 300-600,000 miles without any major mechanical problems. But for owners who want to keep their Toyotas along time and pass them down to other family members (like a son or daughter going off to college) STILL in excellent, reliable mechanical condition, then genuine Toyota everything should be used

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My guess is that the dealer isi using the stuff made by Chevron and which is also used by Chrysler (hence the idea that the stuff is made by Chrysler. Common supplier.)

 

Best thing to do every few years is get a competent mechanic (or your dealer) to do the combination fuel cleaner AND air cleaner which eliminates all carbon ... if the first time you do it there is a huge cloud of smoke. No smoke, no carbon, your gas is clean, no point in using the stuff in future unless you get bad gas.

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Paul, the Toyota Fuel Injector cleaner that is sold here in Canada, is not made by Chevron. It's $5.99 at the dealer and says Toyota Fuel Injector cleaner on the label. Every dealer I have been to sells the same stuff. It says it is manufactured near Toronto and the biggest manufacturer around this area is Valvoline.

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Valvoline SynPower Performance System 3-Part.....there's a product Valvoline makes for total fuel system work. It costs somewhere between $60 and $70 US at Valvoline Instant Oil Change. I used it on my wife's truck (ford ranger) last year and it cleaned up pretty good at 60K miles. I will hold off on my Corolla though for a while unless it needs it eventually.

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I have a 2000 Corolla CE and I was thinking of getting the fuel injector service done at the local dealership. My dealer wants to charge $59.99. Is this worth it? Don't they just dump some solvent/detergents into the gas tank? Could I just use Chevron fuel system cleaner or BG44? Would it be the same?

 

 

TIA...

No, jsut buy a $6 bottle of FI cleaner if your mileage, idle smoothness and or preformance apperas to have dropped over time. Most gaolines contain a lot of detergents. Y oucould also fil up with some Shell or BP premium gas. That use a lot of detergents in their premium fuels.

 

 

Most dealer serivce is ot make more money and offers little benefits. IF the car is runnign good and there are no check engine lights, and you get rgular oil changes and use name brand gasoline, you should be fine.

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