The dealer is trying to sell me a "fuel induction service". Does anyone know what this is? Can I get the same results with a bottle of injector cleaner?
lol yea why take it to a shop and spend over $100 when u can use Lucas works perfect on my truck and carroy365 said:I use the Lucas fuel system treatment at least once a month. It has no methanol or alcohol mixtures to throw a code or mess with the fuel system. I cant tell any differences but i feel good knowing i using good gas and treating my truck on a regular schedule will prevent a trip to the dealer in the long run.
i agree. i would say it depends how much they are going to charge to have this done. i am looking to have it done when i reach 100k.srvTITAN said:the differance between the two are, the 3.00 bottle gets deluted in the fuel and takes for ever to go threw in u wont notic a differance. the other from the dealer is a direct hook up to the fuel line in the injector set and runs directly off the cleaner and dosent run off of any fuel at the time. it is a bigg diferance. and the kit also cleans the vacume ports also. well worth the money and time. i recomend u let them do it.
We use only BG products when doing our fuel system services. I saw a news report that showed when they used a variety of different brands that only when they used the BG fuel service did it make a noticable change in gas milage and performance. The best stuff IMO.ecmeyla said:Alot of dealers and auto repair shops use BG products. I use BG every 20k miles and it does clean the system.
I stand corrected, thank you. That works for GM, didn't realize it didn't apply for us. You just saved me (and others) a couple of bux and some serious messing around.TitanTech659 said:But if you go and mess with the throttle plate it will mess up the calibration of the sensor and you will have problems.
I had a similar experience just a few minutes ago. I had my oil changed and bought the fuel injector service at my local Jiffy Lube. Driving home, I noticed how smoothly and quietly my Jeep was running. I believe it is more noticeable on my Jeep Grand Cherokee than when I had the same service done to my last car which was a Malibu made by Chevrolet. I wonder if the service is more effective or noticeable on SUV's in general vs. regular cars.I agree with BlkBty... I had this done to my '02 Tundra, 136k miles, right before parting with it to my Pops... (due to my acquiring the new Titan and he needed a truck for the ranch) The place that did it charged me around $50, took a half hour, and I was very impressed with the results. I drove out of the place, turned down the street and gave her a little gas... she accelerated like a champ, so... at the next light, WOT'd and holy smackers! She ran like brand new, breaking traction and screeching them tires for a few yards... I am probably going to get this done around the 75k range on my Titan...
I know this is an old post but very true.We use only BG products when doing our fuel system services.
On another post above I read that someone said to clean the throttle body with a swab. That's fine if you have an older vehicle that doesn't have a throttle position sensor. But if you go and mess with the throttle plate it will mess up the calibration of the sensor and you will have problems. We get many cars from Jiffy Lube and other fine quick lube shops that do not realize this and we end up having to replace the throttle body assembly. The best way to clean the throttle body would be to take it completely off and clean it from the back side. But if you do that you will need to re-learn the idle of the engine.