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Old 13 Jan 2013, 05:58 pm
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I tried searching the forums and Google but I'm still left with a few questions...

What would be the best fuel or (complete) system cleaner for the PT Cruiser
Mine is at 78k and I put some Chevron Techron cleaner in it, after hearing and reading amazing things about it. Though I have read elsewhere that some of these cleaners can make fuel efficiency worse. Can someone shed some light on this topic? On my '97 Firebird I used to put Z-Max Engine & Fuel Treatment in it (which I feel like it's all placebo) but my Cruiser is nowhere near that kind of mileage.
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Old 13 Jan 2013, 06:02 pm
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Sea foam seems to be the additive of choice.
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Here..knock your self out. You could literally be reading for days in this forum.

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I use Marvels Mystery Oil :-) Can go both in the oil and the gas tank.

I also SWEAR by Lucas products :-) oil stabilizer, stop leak, and especially their injector cleaner. :-D basically the bottle is true, if Lucas makes it, it works!.
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I'm with you, Chevron Techron in all my cars.
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I listen to everyone and do what the last person told me.
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Old 13 Jan 2013, 09:45 pm
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I also use the Techron. Have for many, many years.
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Old 13 Jan 2013, 10:34 pm
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Not to discredit the some but the fuel injection cleaners in a can do not really work as claimed or posted by users its "MYTH". The only real effective way to clean the EFI system is to have it professionally done. If you are using the top 10 fuels available out there the additives to keep the combustion chambers and fuel injector clean are already in the fuel. i.e. BP Shell, Chevron etc. Don't be fooled by the "snake oi" remedy in a bottle you will end eventually having bigger and more expensive problems!
The chemical companies want you to buy their product and hundreds of thousand gallons are sold every year yet I still get to completely clean some die-hard user of the the Fuel injector cleaner in a bottle at least once a year?


You can not clean the system correctly of effectively without a pressurized cleaning.
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 12:46 am
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All I know I had a 99 Pontiac Grand Prix GT and was getting an intermittent misfire on cylinder five. This was with about 75,000 miles on it. When the light finally stayed on i devided i might ought to fix it so I started simple. I filled it up, added a bottle of Techron and drove it. About half way through the tank light went off. Light never came back on. It had 140,000 on it when I was headed home one evening on the interstate from work and hit a ladies spare tire that she lost out from under her one ton pickup. Totaled the car. Man I loved that car.
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Thanks everyone for your wonderful feedback!
I'll continue to do my research on it but I'd still like to hear others opinions!
I was considering at my next fill up to put Chevron in again as the bottle recommends but I have no knowledge as to what the previous owner did to keep the car maintained other than oil changes. Should I just wait until the next 3k or treat it again?

Another question, probably unrelated to Tech&Performance...
For an '02 Ltd Cruiser, I seem to have a difficult time filling the tank. The pump would just stop when I haven't even gone up 6 gallons, so I'm never really sure if I filled my tank despite having this stop and go battle with the nozzle.

When the gas light comes on, how many gallons are left in the Cruiser, and would you fill up as soon as that light goes on or do you think it can go another 17-22 miles?
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