Injector Cleaners? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2004, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: California
Car:
Posts: 448
Photos:
frank3 is an unknown quantity at this point
I thought about buying one of those $3.99 bottles of fuel injector cleaners and went to Pep Boys. Turns out there's a million different brands out there and it's hard to tell if one is better than the other. So the question to the group:

Have you found any brand of injector cleaner that works better than the rest - or are they just rip-offs?
__________________
<span style='color:green'>1994 325i </span>- - - 75,000 mi.
No mods - - - very happy as is!
<span style='color:green'>1995 525i </span>- - - 154,000 mi.
No squeaks or rattles... unreal!
frank3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
bimmerfan620's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: michigan
Car:
Posts: 1,751
Photos:
bimmerfan620 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to bimmerfan620 Send a message via Yahoo to bimmerfan620
No, they do clean the carbon off of your valves in the head, and will clean the injectors as well. Get a good brand, as I wouldn't trust the real cheap ones.. DuraLube is a good well known brand, and has a lot of backing power, and STP is not bad. It's not going to give you really a noticeable difference. I mean, gas mileage and throttle response may improve, but your really not going to cut a second off your 1/4 mile times....



all in all, get a bottle and try it out, what doesn't hurt ya, makes ya stronger......
__________________


FOUNDER of the BMW-Forums Michigan Club



<span style='color:green'><a href='http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/458339' target='_blank'> Car Domain UNFINISHED </a> </span>

<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-4-1078289877.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
bimmerfan620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Mattitjah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Car:
Posts: 153
Photos:
Mattitjah is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Mattitjah
Actually they are all pretty much the same. During chemistry in my instrument tech class we analysed the content of a cheap off brand and a brand name and they contain the same stuff. This was two years ago so I can't remember what brands we analysed and what the content actually was, only that it was the same.
Sorry.
But you can take my word for it or pay more money on the name brand stuff. Its up to you. It wont hurt your engine.
I use a high consentrate off brand one every time I change my oil. It's like a buck fifty or so.
It does help gas mileage a little.
Mattitjah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
bimmerfan620's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: michigan
Car:
Posts: 1,751
Photos:
bimmerfan620 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to bimmerfan620 Send a message via Yahoo to bimmerfan620
ahhh, I don't mean anything offensive by this, but your just a student and your field isn't even specialized in Automotive Chemical products... I wouldn't say that the cheap one is as good as the name brand one, as I still believe theres more to the story than what a basic chem. test tells... get a decent name brand at least ok... pay the extra $3.00.... YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
__________________


FOUNDER of the BMW-Forums Michigan Club



<span style='color:green'><a href='http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/458339' target='_blank'> Car Domain UNFINISHED </a> </span>

<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-4-1078289877.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
bimmerfan620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 08:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Mattitjah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Car:
Posts: 153
Photos:
Mattitjah is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Mattitjah
I'm not a student anymore. I graduated two years ago and am now working for a major oil company hwo's name I am not allowed to air on the net(they made me sign on it).
All I can say is that you can take my word for it or not. The tests we made was not a "a basic chem. test". We used $200.000 analysers to do the tests. Not in any way basic. It is just like gasoline. It all comes from a few major companies but if you want to ad their name to the product the price skyrockets.
Beleive it or not. It makes no difference to me. It's your money.
Either way, it will help clean up you engine.
Mattitjah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 09:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
breakpopin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Car:
Posts: 101
Photos:
breakpopin is an unknown quantity at this point
I have tried Redline fuel injector cleaners for my car before.. the car runs smoother a little that's all.. dont really see any improvement in mileage..

Have a few friends of mine who tested both Redline and STP cleaners and all of them say STP performs better.. they get improve throttle response + better mileage.
__________________
<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-11-1078542983.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
breakpopin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2004, 09:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Mattitjah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Car:
Posts: 153
Photos:
Mattitjah is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Mattitjah
STP works fine. And its pretty cheap!
Mattitjah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2004, 06:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Car:
Posts: 1
Photos:
plydon is an unknown quantity at this point
My 2 cents. In Chicago when a car won,t pass emissions we use SEAFOAM. It cleans out all carbon deposits and usually gets car to pass, none of the othert ones work.
plydon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2004, 08:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
Eggrolled211's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Car:
Posts: 457
Photos:
Eggrolled211 is an unknown quantity at this point
breakpopin...What kind of rear trunk lip is that? where can I get one? thanks.
__________________
<img src='http://l00062.myspace.com/00062/50/89/62019805_m.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Eggrolled211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2004, 12:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Car: turbo e36 325/s50 and e46 330xi
Posts: 10,839
Photos:
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
Quote:
Originally posted by plydon@Mar 6 2004, 07:15 AM
My 2 cents. In Chicago when a car won,t pass emissions we use SEAFOAM. It cleans out all carbon deposits and usually gets car to pass, none of the othert ones work.
yeah actually the Engine treatment stuff by NOS is actually pretty good as well, they have different grades of cleaners, i know that the heavy duty one has allowed a ton of cars pass the emissions testing here when usually they would fail.



however you can avoid having to ever use that stuff by taking your car for a good hard drive on the highway every once in a while to clear out most of the major Carbon deposits. for those who do lots of city driving you should really do this more often that every once in a while ,
__________________
Furious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2004, 12:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
bimmerfan620's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: michigan
Car:
Posts: 1,751
Photos:
bimmerfan620 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to bimmerfan620 Send a message via Yahoo to bimmerfan620
we don't even have emissions tests.... HOW SAWEEEEET
__________________


FOUNDER of the BMW-Forums Michigan Club



<span style='color:green'><a href='http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/458339' target='_blank'> Car Domain UNFINISHED </a> </span>

<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-4-1078289877.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
bimmerfan620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.