To clean carbon from valves and other engine surfaces, cleaners raise the temperature in the combustion process so that it burns off foreign substances.
"panties in a bunch"...? So asking you to actually provide some data for your broad and far sweeping comment is "panties in a bunch"?
Good...follow your rules. Because why wouldn't you question anything that the big auto manufacturers tell you. Remember the Tucker. Your argument of authority is a logical fallacy. If the auto manufacturer wanted the car to last forever, they would sell a lot less new product.
The aftermarket usually comes up with ideas to fix most of the sh*t the designers get wrong. Ever seen a Volkswagen motor that sludges? It wasn't they that fixed that...it was the aftermarket.
Ever seen a Ford Powerstroke 6.0 EGR cooler or lift headgaskets? How about a 6.4L turbo seals seeing as you are referencing Ford here.
I guess you have tested the other 289 million in this case to come to that judgement? I have turned wrenches for a living before and have worked with the products and chemistry. Nice attempt and likening this to a Splitfire plug (which do make more HP).
Don't run it. I will keep doing the upper end carbon treatments and running 109 in the motor prior to the oil changes.
+1BG44K is the best I have used.
Once again, quoting the manufacturer's from a position of "authority" is silly. They have, with regularity, produced equipment that was faulty and tried to stick the consumer with it.I walked through Walmart's auto chemical aisle and found additives for fuel, oil, transmissions, cooling systems, power steering systems, high mileage, low mileage and on and on. Do you use all of those? I am sure every one comes from a company with chemists who would tell you that your car needs them, and of course, that their product is the only one worth using. The original poster didn't mentioning having any problems with his engine, only mechanics who want to upsize his bill by adding stuff to "cure" a problem that doesn't exist. The GM garage was constantly trying to sell me a tranny flush. I guess they didn't read the technical service bulletin from GM that said to never use any external filling or flushing equipment on any tranny GM ever manufactured or the memo that said shops are independently owned and some offer services not recommended by GM. Garages try to make money. My brother has every ASE certificate available, went to college for auto tech, and was the lead teacher at in auto tech at a school for years. In his 50 years in the business, he never used additives, he properly fixed cars that didn't run properly. Happy motoring.
As a matter of fact, I am glad you asked. If you use the BG line up of products on your vehicle, they will cover EVERY system that is serviced for the LIFE of your ownership of the car. So...yes, they guarantee it.So you are telling me that if I don't use your additive all those bad things will happen. If I use the additive none of those things will happen. Does the maker of the additive guarantee that? Do you personally guarantee that? I doubt it, but if they or you have a written warranty to that effect, post it, I will consider buying a bottle.
Good to know. It does have vastly more of the chemical in it that is responsible for the cleaning as compared to other cleaners. The Chevron Techron cleaner is actually not bad either.+1
I won't get into a discussion on whether or not injector cleaners are "snake oil" but will just relate my experiences.
Over the years I've used several injector cleaners and never noticed any difference. The last time I used any it was BG44K in our 2008 Chrysler 300 2.7 L DOHC V6. Since retiring most trips are less than 2 and up to 5 miles RT and that every second or third day, maybe 20 miles a week including a 12 mile RT grocery run. The car was sitting mostly and a tank of gas lasts forever. The engine got to the point in was difficult to start, long cranking time then missing and finally running. Last resort before shop time was BG44K. This was my first time to use the stuff. Put a can in the tank and filled up. After the first 1/4 tank it was starting much better and just kept improving. After running a full tank though it fuel mileage improved 10/15% and there was a noticeable increase in acceleration. I'm sold.
Also good to know about the Techron cleaner. I've been considering taking the car to a shop that does BG treatments for more work. As for the running the engine on cleaner, the last time I had my truck in for a tune up I smelled what I think was Chemtool injector cleaner under the hood. The mechanic conformed they ran the engine directly on a cleaner but didn't confirm Chemtool.Good to know. It does have vastly more of the chemical in it that is responsible for the cleaning as compared to other cleaners. The Chevron Techron cleaner is actually not bad either.
If the engine is slightly carbon tracked, you need to run the upper intake cleaning in which they have the engine run directly off the injected cleaner that is titrated in via direct injection. This will reset the IAC in the process and the car will run much smoother. If the tech is doing it right, there is a way to load up the converter and rev spike it to blow it out a bit.
At $25 a bottle, it should be lol.BG44K is the best I have used. Do it once every oil change and during the last tank of gas before the oil change.
At $25 a bottle, it should be lol.
"I do not always drink fuel injection cleaner, but when I do, I drink BG 44K."