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I've got a 96 corolla. With 188,880km or 118,000miles. And i've been told that a bottle of injector cleaner would do the car good. I've never used the product before. Just curious if anyone has used injector cleaner and how effective they think it really is.

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I don't know about fuel economy but I did a fuel injector cleaning once a year at Wal Mart for $20 (the 2 step, not just throw a bottle in the gas tank) on my old 1998 Pontiac Sunfire with 150k, and I noticed a huge difference in the idle and acceleration. It idled a tad lower, it was quieter, and accelerated smoother and quicker. Amazing.
 

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Any FI cleaner is a benefit, especially in an older car. A bottle of Techron concentrate, Redline SI-1, Lucas, 3m, BG44k.... will clean up your injectors, and reduce any carbon built up downstream of your injectors. Intake ports/valves get dirty quickly with generic gas.

Toptier fuel should always be considered if available and within your budget.
 

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basically it cleanses it. more exposure to cleansing (basically, gradual use), will make it even cleaner.


think of it as your nose. more boogers, less flow.
Nice analogy, Nam....:lol:
 

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You've heard wrong.

Carbon deposits don't seal a cylinder. Carbon deposits cause blow-by not allowing the rings to move/sweep freely.

While at the gas station, add the full bottle of Seafoam prior to filling up. Age or mileage of vehicles makes NO difference.
 
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