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Unread 03-11-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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It's been a while since I've been on the forum and was recently pondering the thought of getting a fuel induction service. I know you can purchase bottles of cleaner which can do the job but how much better job does going the dealer and getting this job done vs a bottle. What all does it entail and what kind of results would I see.

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Fuel induction, or fuel injection?

Fuel induction you can only clean with a spray can into the throttle body. It can help with idle issues. Simple to do. Remove intake boot and the hood on the throttle body. Open the throttle plate and spray inside and into the ports. Let sit an hour and you are good to go. About once or twice a year should be enough. If you are high mileage or the engine is worn you may have to do it more often.

Fuel injection, the dealer/shop will use a rig hooked up to your fuel rail and run a strong cleaner through the injectors. This can help with idle, hesitation, surging, lean running, etc. Or if you have no issues right now, you can buy a can and add it to your fuel tank. Same stuff, only it takes several tanks to do the same thing. If you do have issues this route likely won't act quick enough to satisfy you. I just use quality gasoline, never had to clean the fuel system in any of the family cars in the 30+ years we've owned them.
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I'm not exactly sure, its a V6, 4.3 L, CPI OHV 12V.

I have the vin laying around if that would provide better information
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Buy a can of fuel system cleaner, add to the tank as directed for 2 tanks.

Buy a can of throttle body cleaner and follow the directions.

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