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Fuel Injector Cleaner: What Works, and What Doesn’t?

In a typical combustion engine, gas is burned to produce energy that powers the engine and the vehicle. The process of burning is not the transformation of solid matter into energy, but rather the release of energy that is stored in the material you are burning.

The burning of gas in our engine lead to the release of gas by-products that escape through the exhaust pipe of an engine. The process of combustion is not a perfect one, not all the gases are burned, residues are left behind and they accumulate in the fuel line of the engine. What the fuel injector cleaner does is to remove these residues.

In this article, we are going to discuss what works and what doesn’t when it comes to fuel injector cleaner. And at the end of this article, you will know what to look out for when buying a fuel injector cleaner.

In reality, the fuel is never pure and that impurity kills the performance of your engine. This is the reason you must clean the fuel injector to keep your car run smoothly. Most of the car owners neglect this fact and they never care about cleaning the fuel injector that reduces the car’s performance and increases the fuel consumption.

The deposits in your vehicle are mostly carbon-based which are difficult to remove, but there are certain solvents that are made to dissolve these stubborn carboxyl deposits. They are called Polyetheramine (PEA). The PEA is also popularly known by the name Techron, which is a mixture made by Chevron.

Fuel Injector Cleaner

 What you should look out for  

As you now know the most active constituent in a fuel injector cleaner is the PEA(polyetherimide). If you see a fuel injector cleaner without this ingredient, then know that it will not be effective.

Any cleaning agent that does not possess PEA should not be purchased because they cannot clean the residue from the fuel lines and the fuel injector properly.

How to effectively use a fuel injector

To use a fuel injector cleaner, all you have to do is simply to pour the content of the bottle into the engine when the gas tank is almost empty. While using a fuel injector cleaner, it is also a good idea to change the oil of your vehicle, so as to extend its economic value span.

You should never hesitate when buying a high-quality fuel injector because they will do a job of cleaning your fuel line and fuel injector. A good quality fuel injector cleaner also promises to clean the entire pipe and improves the overall performance of the car. Few cleaners also promise to reduce rattling and improves the fuel consumption.

Lastly, you should not wait for too long before using a fuel injector cleaner, so that the accumulated deposit does not reach a level where it blocks the fuel line completely.

If you apply the tips in this article you will be able to select an effective fuel injector cleaner that will clean your engine and make it last longer.

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