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Old 03-12-2008, 06:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Injector flush

With all the posts on this board screaming about fuel prices, I thought I'd share something and maybe get some advice at the same time. I was talking with a Ford tech yesterday about fuel prices and he said I should bring my truck in for an injector flush because I just went over 100k and I could pick up an extra 2-3 mpg by having this done. Cost is $175.00 and I'm thinking I might give it a try. I really trust this tech...he's never steered me wrong or lead me to buy crap that was useless. Anybody out there ever had this done? BTW, I told him that I had recently been using Diesel Kleen every tank and although he had nothing bad to say about the product, he did say he would never use any fuel additive in a 6.0 except Ford approved additives.
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With all the posts on this board screaming about fuel prices, I thought I'd share something and maybe get some advice at the same time. I was talking with a Ford tech yesterday about fuel prices and he said I should bring my truck in for an injector flush because I just went over 100k and I could pick up an extra 2-3 mpg by having this done. Cost is $175.00 and I'm thinking I might give it a try. I really trust this tech...he's never steered me wrong or lead me to buy crap that was useless. Anybody out there ever had this done? BTW, I told him that I had recently been using Diesel Kleen every tank and although he had nothing bad to say about the product, he did say he would never use any fuel additive in a 6.0 except Ford approved additives.
He's taking the standard dealer / Ford line, and trying to sell his product. Diesel Kleen is just fine. And the injector flush is not needed if you've been using it. Find some good quality commercial biodiesel at B-20 and run that for a bit. I'll clean every thing out just fine.

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Before I spent $150 on an injector flush, I would try Hot Shot:

Diesel Motor Oil MSDS - Primrose Engine Oil Treatment - Small Waste Oil Heater

It has gotten good reviews on this site and others.

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I've heard Hotshot mentioned before. Have you ever used it? How effective was it?
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Hots Shots works great, but it cleans the oil side of your injectors and not the fuel channels. For the fuel side, I run some BG244 through every 30k and feel that covers it (< $50). I understand BG has a diesel intake cleaning system coming out- that may be of value as I'm sure these things get nasty with the EGR and there is no other way to clean them except to remove the intake.

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As mentioned before, a low blend biodiesel will keep the injectors 'clean'. Not sure where you're at but a lot of states are blending bio at small concentrations already. In Illinois you's be hard pressed to find straight diesel. 11% bio brings the best tax break. (>10%)
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