RE: [DML] Re: Idle adjustment screw?
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RE: [DML] Re: Idle adjustment screw?

I agree with the cautionary note about using cleaners in general, but I 
guess I disagree with the recommendation to buy the cheapest cleaner you can 
find and that they are all about the same. There are two general categories 
of cleaners: solvents, and synthetic detergents which are what the refiners 
add to gasoline they sell through gas stations.

Solvents such as STP, Gumout, and the like are most likely to cause problems 
with old rubber parts.

A couple of products in the synthetic detergent group are Chevron Techron 
and Red Line SI-1. These are unlikely to cause issues as they are not 
solvent based products. I highly recommend them over solvent type cleaners.

I do agree that it is wise to drive the cleaner out as quickly as possible 
regardless of the type you use, which is why I recommend adding it just 
before a long trip.

I also agree with Dave Teitlebaum that cleaners added to the tank are better 
at maintaining cleanliness than at cleaning up things that are already 
dirty. There are definite limits to what you should expect from anything you 
pour from a bottle into your tank.

-Joe Kuchan

>From: "John Hervey" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: RE: [DML] Re: Idle adjustment screw?
>Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:58:07 -0500
>Group and David, If you don't want to buy another fuel distributor you had
>better be careful with fuel cleaners. We are dealing with 25+ year old
>technology and the FD's have O Rings that will swell and render the FD
>If you feel you must put something in the gas, then use the cheapest
>injector cleaner you can buy because it's all about the same ( Wal-Mart )
>and put it in and drive it out. Don't let it sit in the gas over night. You
>won't do much good, but it may help you feel better.
>With the injectors out and when they are sent it to clean I put them in a
>full concentration of Berrymans B12, heat up the chemical and what I call
>boil them for 1+ hours, then test and retry.
>John Hervey

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