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Automotive Column 19 Pour-In Cleaner

Automotive Column 19 Pour-In Cleaner

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Clean fuel systems are happy fuel systems. Their are many products and ways to clean a system out there. The key is keeping the engines fuel system clean and running at its peak efficiency for the best fuel economy.



Daily Car Repair and Advice Tips Question 19 Fuel Injection Cleaning

Dear Motor Medics,
 I have been reading your column for a few months now and just last week found your radio show and tuned in. I must say, for someone like me who knows nothing about cars and never really cared to, I find the show and the column hard to miss. Each week I learn something new and have been able to use your advice to save money. Guys I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.8 engine. I have put about 110,000 miles on this van and have never done anything other than change the oil until I found you guys. I have now had the transmission flushed and a complete inspection done and it all came back with a good bill of health. At this point they say I need to have the fuel injection cleaned and that will help boost my mpg. It will cost $120.00 for the service. Is this a good price? I can buy a can for $10.00 and poor it in the tank. Won’t that work just as well? 

Karen in Livonia Michigan

Dear Karen,
 Having the fuel system cleaned regularly will keep your mileage at its best. It is also like cleaning your teeth. You brush twice a day to help maintain them but you need to see the dentist for regular cleanings. You can poor the can in the tank every so often but you need a regular cleaning professionally on a regular basis.

Take care, the Motor Medics

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