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I did a search and came up short on how often to add fuel injector cleaner to a tank of gas? I would think it would be different form a car, but thought i might tap into some of the wisdom here on the forum. Any suggestions? or routines? Maybe at each oil/filter change?
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Never added fuel injector cleaner to anything.
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I only have 11700 miles on my '13 Vision so I have had no need for an injector cleaner yet.

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I did a search and came up short on how often to add fuel injector cleaner to a tank of gas? I would think it would be different form a car, but thought i might tap into some of the wisdom here on the forum. Any suggestions? or routines? Maybe at each oil/filter change?
You can but I wouldnt, submersible fuel pumps have carbon brushes in them...what does injector cleaner attack?..thats right.... Carbon
..think about it

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run in the petrol-cleaner mixture .....
Injector cleaner (so i've heard) is very corrosive, to do its job. Only use it if you have to ....

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You can but I wouldnt, submersible fuel pumps have carbon brushes in them...what does injector cleaner attack?..thats right.... Carbon
..think about it
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I add a little marvel mystery oil once every few tanks, maybe an ounce to a full tank. Run good gas is more important, dont run ethanol if you can help it, find a gas station that you have good luck with and stick with it.

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I add a little marvel mystery oil once every few tanks, maybe an ounce to a full tank. Run good gas is more important, dont run ethanol if you can help it, find a gas station that you have good luck with and stick with it.

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and don't fuel up while the petrol stations tanks are being filled.

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I have used the Polaris fuel injector cleaner , (also recommended for Victory) a couple of times . Got it right from my Victory dealer .

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You can but I wouldnt, submersible fuel pumps have carbon brushes in them...what does injector cleaner attack?..thats right.... Carbon
..think about it
I thought about it.

I think that if your pump motor brushes are exposed to your fuel flow, whether you have a cleaning agent mixed in will probably not affect the explosion much. At least, not to the point where the insurance
company can use fuel injector additives as a reason to refuse to pay for your groin reconstruction surgeries.

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