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Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

Chaulk this one up to experience or what not to do,

had a bottle of STP fuel injector cleaner in my Bushtec trailer,
don't really know how long it's been in there, could have been a year,
there were only a couple of ounces in it and I had a full tank of gas so I dumped it in the tank,

It started out alright but as my ride progressed I was experiencing spark knock while accelerating
mostly at low RPM, the bike just ran rough.

At 150 miles I fueled up with some premium (I always run regular)
and about 10-20 miles later "she" was back to her sweet running old self.

So y'all can learn from my stupidity, if it's old throw it away,
only "fresh" injector cleaner for me from now on.


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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

Oh man, Hans! You lucked out, I'd say!
A few years back, I made a post describing my poor boy/redneck setup for pressure flushing an injector with Gumout carburator cleaner and compressed air while the injector coils are energized.

The LT sure ran smooth after that.
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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

Congrats. That's a "whew" moment.

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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

I always use Lucas Oil fuel injector cleaner and fuel conditioner.
Keeps things running smooth. Over dosage will not affect anything except your wallet.
I buy it by the gallon from JEGS. I use it on everything that runs on gasoline.

http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...tid=8&loc=show

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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

I also use a cleaner in my fuel from time to time. Marvel Mystery oil once a month seems to work. 2 ounces to a tank. Some call it snake oil but it works for me.

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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

I use good old seafoam;in my motorcycle and everything else I own;I just use in my tank
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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

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I use good old seafoam;in my motorcycle and everything else I own;I just use in my tank
+1 on the Seafoam. Use it in 4 cars, 2 old foriegn ones, as well as the bike. Better mileage, & performance.
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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

SeaFoam is a excellent product but expensive to use on a regular basis. That is why I use the Lucas Oil fuel conditioner. More affordable for daily use. With all the crappy gas and seasonal blends going on the fuel conditioner is a good choice. I have used SeaFoam in the past and it cleared up a problem on my SUV. Good product.

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Re: Todays lesson, apparantly injector cleaner has a shelf life

Good tip on shelf life.

I use Sea Foam in my bikes and boat. Great product.

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