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Old 05-14-2014, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Default Fuel injector cleaner?

Did a few searches on the forum, but couldn't find what I was looking for.

Anyone have any thoughts about using a fuel injector cleaner on an XC? You know, that liquid you add to the gas? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

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Old 05-14-2014, 08:27 AM
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Seafoam good.

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If you stop at a popular gas station most all have a cleaner in there gas. My owners book on my bike and three cars don't say anything about needing any FI cleaner. If Vic or any other bike company though it was need they would tell you for sure.
To me its snake oil but if it give you peace of mind do it. Just make sure it will not eat the seal coating on the inside of your tank

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Old 05-14-2014, 12:54 PM
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Seafoam good.
Yes it is.

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I fill up on "premium" and as much as I can try to use brand name fuel like Mobil or Shell which have the highest levels of detergents to keep the entire fuel system clean.
Shouldn't ever be any need for extra cleaner.

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PaiN is probably right that IF you use Top Tier (http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html ), premium fuel you shouldn't have a problem. Even if you use Premium octane, you can have poor grade fuel that can cause unwanted buildup. I know this first-hand in my twin turbo Direct Injection car (learned it after it starting running poorly)
Seafoam has helped clean it out (no carbon/soot out the pipes at full throttle, smoother idle) after one tank.



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Seafoam is da bomb. Works as advertised.

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PaiN is probably right that IF you use Top Tier (http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html ), premium fuel you shouldn't have a problem. Even if you use Premium octane, you can have poor grade fuel that can cause unwanted buildup. I know this first-hand in my twin turbo Direct Injection car (learned it after it starting running poorly)
Seafoam has helped clean it out (no carbon/soot out the pipes at full throttle, smoother idle) after one tank.
Costco that's interesting I'm a member but never buy the gas.

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Use StarTron it's formulated to deal with the residues from ethanol most others aren't. You can get it at most autoparts houses and I think Walmart. Clear liquid in a translucent blue bottle.

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Use StarTron it's formulated to deal with the residues from ethanol most others aren't. You can get it at most autoparts houses and I think Walmart.
I've been using StarTron for the last couple of years, every few fillups and over the winter, sitting in the tank (as opposed to StaBil in the olden days, and later a winter or two with SeaFoam). It comes in several concentrations, so pay attention to the label when dumping a bit in the tank.

In addition to other places, StarTron is at most WalMarts... in the boating section. I've been to some WalMarts where the staff didn't even know it existed, but that's where it can be found.

I also -- especially for winter storage -- get ethanol-free high-test when convenient. There are several places near me that sell that. If you have a smart phone, there's a free app called Pure Gas that lists those gas stations in your area.

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