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Unread 06-02-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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I own a 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0t with 22,500 mi and in excellent condition. When purchased from the dealer had around 18k mi. Just yesterday I got an oil change using Mobil 1 5w-20 synthetic.

I have since been reading about the benefits of adding Chevron Techron to the gas tank in order to keep fuel injectors etc clean and free of gunk. While I don't suspect my engine parts to be ridiculously dirty I am still curious to try this product as the majority of the reviews have been very good in terms of small performance increases and improved mpgs. However the prevailing usage theory seems to be that this product should be added to the gas tank *before* an oil change as adding it after can lead to the "gunk" somehow potentially mixing in with the new oil.

Can anyone tell me if there is any truth to this theory or can I go ahead and add it despite having just changed the oil?

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As good as Techron is as a gas additive it won't put much in the way of gunk in the oil. No fuel additive will deposit much gunk in the oil. Chevron gas uses Techron and will keep the fuel system clean. I've used Chevron for many years and never had any of my cars develop fuel issues.

Adding a cleaner to the oil can cause sludge to be released from the insides of the engine and can clog the oil pump pick up screen. In this case it's best to change the oil shortly after adding a cleaner.

Go ahead and pour the Techron in and don't worry.
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Thanks for your input, Mr Car Guy.

And yeah I am not sure either how the cleaned out gunk could end up in the oil but I guess still has me a little paranoid with most of the internet know-it-alls saying to put it in before oil change and not after

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Personally, I suggest marvel mystery oil. As far as putting it in the tank goes, the general consensus in to pour it in before adding gas. When you add a lot of fuel in a tank, it mixes as it pours. Test this by making some Gatorade. Try putting the powder in first, then try doing it by putting the powder in last. Big difference.
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A bit off topic, but is Chevron 87 better than any other regular gas? I go wherever, but when I can I normally go to Esso to collect their points (the Lordco cars are gassed up with an Esso credit card, I get points from that too when I remember).

Is it worth going to Chevron when I can for Techron? I can get Save On Foods points at those stations so I don't mind switching at all.
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I'm sure that their are other brands of gas that are just as good, but Chevron I know I'm getting good quality fuel. Esso is likely fine too. Techron is promoted by GM as the recommended fuel cleaner. I've used Chevron for many years and not had a problem.

I do not use Joe Blows family gas station or Shell. Several bad experiences with Shell.
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I'm sure that their are other brands of gas that are just as good, but Chevron I know I'm getting good quality fuel. Esso is likely fine too. Techron is promoted by GM as the recommended fuel cleaner. I've used Chevron for many years and not had a problem.

I do not use Joe Blows family gas station or Shell. Several bad experiences with Shell.
Ironic, when I went down to the states a few weeks ago I gassed up at a Shell and some really sketchy family place in Burlington. But man it was cheap, 3.88/gal!

I have enough esso extra points for a $5 lottery ticket, oh baby!
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Chevron is Top Tier Fuel
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I do not use Joe Blows family gas station or Shell. Several bad experiences with Shell.
What happened with shell? Its the only gas I use in my truck and crv since I bought them both.
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Chevron is Top Tier Fuel
Just checked, In Canada Chevron, Esso, Shell and Petro Canada are all Top Tier.

Good to know about Petro Canada, there's one really close to my house that I often go to if I have to gas up at night.
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