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at that time in California i used 92 octane and that's the highest we can get on pumped gas. i used the redline with a full tank of gas. drove like crazy and nothing bad happend.

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Kevin Hoare said:
What does it do to your octane rating? Do you have to be careful when it's in the tank?
it doesnt do anything to your octan contain to my knowledge, its a cleaner that dissolves dirt.
 
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time to inject some fuel cleaner in my car:p
I got the good old Chevron ones from Costco...much cheaper and still works.
 

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I don't know..last time I used some (forgot the brand) I felt no difference except for a lighter pocket. It could be doing something beneficial to the engine but nothing noticable that I can feel or hear.
 

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Just wanted to add that last time this topic came up several forum members noted that fuel injector cleaners can foul spark plugs.
 

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toypro, where can you get a can of bk44? what is your experence? please share with us. thanks.

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The real bk44 is most likely only availible though either dealerships or service shops. It's not something you can really do at home. You tap into the fuel rail, unplug the fuel pump, block off the return line and the cleaner is put into a pressurized tank(by shop air-compressor) and the car is ran off the cleaner only. It usally runs for around 20 mins or so. The toyota stuff comes in it's own pressurized canister, but you still need the right fittings to do it. I think we charge an hour labor(70.00?haven't checked for awhile) and the price of the cleaner.(appox.40.00) Short of removing the injectors and sending them off-this is the only way to really clean them. I don't have much faith in the type you poor in the tank-it gets so dilluted and mixed I don't see how it can be that great. It might clean out your lines and filter, but then you might have "sludgy" gas going into your injectors that may harm them in the long run(just a theory) The bk44 does however also include a can to pour in the tank as well. I have had much success with the bk44-i think it does a better job than the toyota brand stuff. I run it though my mk3 about every other third or fourth oil change. As far as fouling plugs-I have never seen in myself but if I were running the cleaner and installing plugs at the same time-I would do the cleaner first and than the plugs. I would give it a shot if you have the cash-call around-most dealerships can do this. I always recommend this whenever someone brings up this topic.-hope this helps............
 
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I agree with the true bk44 cleaning, I used to own ( don't laugh ) and escort and I used all kinds of cleaning fluids and it worked a little bit, but when I took it to a shop and they ran a cleaning mixture directly to my engine... a HUGE difference.. smoked up the entire parking lot until it ran clean out the exhaust and no more smoke. The escort was all backed up.. and I used in tank cleaners all the time! :p
 

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So this is something that the mechanic shop can do for about an hour? Does it take longer? From your description it takes a while to do the and also considering the right mechanic to do this.

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Mechanics that do this don't use the hour system.. they just have a flat rate charge. Unless something changed that I don't know about.
 

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supra178 said:
So this is something that the mechanic shop can do for about an hour? Does it take longer? From your description it takes a while to do the and also considering the right mechanic to do this.

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If one is familar with the car and it's fuel system-takes about 45 minutes from start to finish. An hour is just the flat rate charge. I know many people on the list like to bad mouth toyota dealerships(sometimes with good reason,sometimes not) but that is where I would take it to get done.
 
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I use the Redline cleaner every fill up - 1 bottle lasts about 5 fillups, I believe. I've never had any plug fouling or other problems with it. I consider it a cheap insurance policy.
 
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