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Im not a big advocate of going to the dealer... There is one thing however that I HIGHLY suggest everyone get done- fuel injection cleaning. Apparently they use compressed air and shoot highly concentrated detergent through the fuel system. Then they add a bottle of their injector cleaner. End result was amazing.. The result i would compare would be when I first put in my JC chip- that same kind of boost improvement. When reving the engine you can see all the black crap being spit out the exhaust that the cleaning broke apart. Definitely worth the $159.99, my car feels like it running at it full potential once again..

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What fuel do you run? Do you regularly use a fuel system treatment?

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I always run 93 octane and have used 3 bottles of chevron techron within 10,000 mi of driving. The compressed air method by far surpasses adding techron after oil changes. I told this to the service advisor and he said he guarentees that I will notice a huge improvement- he wasnt lying.. Everyone should have this done

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Thanks for the heads up.... good information.

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no prob, just lookin out..

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Originally posted by 93 325i@Jun 8 2005, 08:22 AM
Im not a big advocate of going to the dealer... There is one thing however that I HIGHLY suggest everyone get done- fuel injection cleaning.
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Fuel Injection cleaning doesn't need to be done ONLY at the dealership.
Dealers use a machine. As long as the place you take to has that machine, yields the same results.

Furthermore, FI cleaning doesn't add [HP] anything if your FI system is already clean to begin with. If you saw HUGE difference in performance after the FI cleaning, that says a lot about how the car was taken care of [prior to the cleaning].

That being said, I do recommend the FI cleaning. Just clarifying few things about FI cleaning.

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I use fuel injector cleaner every 4 tanks or so.



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Originally posted by pcy+Jun 8 2005, 10:55 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(pcy @ Jun 8 2005, 10:55 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-93 325i@Jun 8 2005, 08:22 AM
Im not a big advocate of going to the dealer... There is one thing however that I HIGHLY suggest everyone get done- fuel injection cleaning.
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Fuel Injection cleaning doesn't need to be done ONLY at the dealership.
Dealers use a machine. As long as the place you take to has that machine, yields the same results.

Furthermore, FI cleaning doesn't add [HP] anything if your FI system is already clean to begin with. If you saw HUGE difference in performance after the FI cleaning, that says a lot about how the car was taken care of [prior to the cleaning].

That being said, I do recommend the FI cleaning. Just clarifying few things about FI cleaning.

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Your right, it doesn't add HP..it restores HP. And I guarentee if your car is around or over 100K mi you will benefit no matter how clean you think you FI system is. My car was taken great care of- no burning or leaking of oil. Original clutch. Paint is mint for a 1993. Just hitting 137K mi..This was prolly the first cleaning of this kind my car has ever seen and I bet a lot of members have yet to do this. Even if you have run FI cleaner (like I did for the past 10,000 mi), you should see a great benefit..

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I know it's not as high tech as what you guys are talking about, but won't a "hot soak" do the same thing giving the same results?

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Hot soak???? Maybe it gets lost in translation?

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I always run 93 octane and have used 3 bottles of chevron techron within 10,000 mi of driving.
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Just out of interest:

Can you still get 93 octane fuel in the states? Can't you get something higher like 95, 97 or 99?
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the highest at the pump octane near me is 94 (sunoco). I dont use sunoco gas tho. Only mobil or exxon

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So if i go to the dealer, what do i ask for to do?
to get the FI cleaning or whatever?
is it called a specific thing I mean/>
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the highest at the pump octane near me is 94 (sunoco). I dont use sunoco gas tho. Only mobil or exxon
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If the highest is 94 would that not damage the car? mine has a sticker on the fuel meter that says min 95 octane. I think everything e36 and after has that no?
Plus you can't get anything less than 95 here in the UK or in Europe for that matter. The best place is italy. The Shell optimax there has 99 and believe me i did notice a little difference between that and the normal 95 one.

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Originally posted by zlac109+Jun 8 2005, 05:34 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zlac109 @ Jun 8 2005, 05:34 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-93 325i@Jun 8 2005, 02:20 PM
the highest at the pump octane near me is 94 (sunoco). I dont use sunoco gas tho. Only mobil or exxon
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If the highest is 94 would that not damage the car? mine has a sticker on the fuel meter that says min 95 octane. I think everything e36 and after has that no?
Plus you can't get anything less than 95 here in the UK or in Europe for that matter. The best place is italy. The Shell optimax there has 99 and believe me i did notice a little difference between that and the normal 95 one.

P.S. Sorry for the stupid qustions i am just curios?
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haha! Here in New Mexico the lowest is 89 octane....but it's still the wild west out here. ghead

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