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Old 11-26-2009, 06:34 AM
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Fuel Injection Canister Cleaner

Has anyone ever used one of these? Are they easy to use, are they effective? I'm wondering if its a worthwhile investment. Harbor Freight has them for around 70-80 bucks, I've seen them on sale for 60 though. Just curious, Thanks guys. Happy Thanksgiving

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D-i-y Injector Cleaner

I have made and used several of these from old fire extinguisher bottles. but, a few warnings!!!!! gm systems use up to 75 lbs of pressure and they got to be well made to hold that and more. some person will not be so careful and overcharge it someday. we used bronze welds on them and it does great. helps a lot to have gauges and fittings laying around the shop to reuse. old ac freon tanks are good too. kinda big and clunky though. be careful and do it right, there are no redos after it bursts!!!
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if you want to go that route use a small propane tank from a handheld torch. Drill out the top of the tank an d thread it for 1/4" npt. Check the tap to see what size drill bit to use. After it is treaded it would just be a matter of some basic pipe fittings and then whatever conector it takes to conect to the fuel ingectors.
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Hey Tom, I didn't know HF had these;http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95834
It looks okay, like a knockoff copy of more expensive units. They work good to flush injectors while engine is running. I think I may buy one when on sale for an annual injector flush. They are easy to use, I had a friend who is a professional mechanic bring his to my house and flush my injectors, seemed to help afterwards, better idle, smoother response and better mpg. olnolan
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I have had the same results just running a double dose of Seafoam in a half tank of fuel while you drive the car, there is no replacement for using ultrasonic cleaning methods on the injectors if they are that dirty that the Seafoam doesn't get it.

I think those pressurized can kits are a bit of a marketing gimmick,
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