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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesFord · 1 decade ago

do those fuel additives really work . like stp gas treatment that say it cleans your carberator and injectors?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    no.

  • 1 decade ago

    Got this straight from a Ford mechanic I used to work with -- SOME of the fuel additives work, but the ones that do are more expensive. One he mentioned by name is Valvoline fuel treatment, which runs $5.00 to $10.00 a bottle depending on where you get it. According to my colleague, STP gas treatment does diddly-over-squat. P.S.: He recommends using that Valvoline gas treatment once every three months or so and taking your car in to get the fuel injectors cleaned once every two years or once a year if the car is over five years old.

  • Bill S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The STP Carb and Fuel Injector cleaner with Jet Fuel really does work. I use one bottle in my Jeep every other fillup. You can actually tell a difference in power after using it for a while.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They'll help remove some contaminates. Changing your fuel filter every 2 years, if equipped, is important.Many cars have switched to a 'bag filter' that the fuel pump is mounted in.As far as to prevent ignition knock,alot of engines run ok on 87 oct. gas while some don't.If you've a problem with ign. knock, use a higher grade of gas to prevent MAJOR engine damage.

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  • 1 decade ago

    personally i use chem tool B-12. used to use it to clean carburetors before rebuilding them. never took a personal vehicle down for carburetor nor injector problems. work good on diesel injectors and injector pumps too. ps if your wondering how good your cleaner works put some in a coffee can and put an old spark plug in and see if it will clean it without any work

  • 1 decade ago

    If you want to purchase a fuel additive get LUCAS.It does exactly what it says it will and yes it burns hotter but that burns off the carbon buildup and cleans the engine.

    Source(s): Use it and satisfied with results.
  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it works.

    Test it out for yourself. Put a little bit of gas in a glass jar, just enough to coat the bottom. Don't put a lid on it and leave it sit out for a couple weeks. The gas will leave a noticeable residue, try out the cleaners on it. I bet it will clean right up...

  • 1 decade ago

    All they do is increase the octane of your fuel, it doesn't make your car burn it any more evenly. As for cleaning your engine, it would only burn slightly hotter therefore not actually removing any carbon build up. Waste of time and cash, to clean your engine properly strip it, use elbow grease and varying sizes of brushes, airlines and a lot of time.

  • 1 decade ago

    all that stuff is is diesel fuel with a little extra you would be better off putting a diesel in a milk jug and using a little at a time it would be cheaper.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes although they're not the miracle solution some people claim. Basically keep your vehicle well maintained.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes

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