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#1859918 - 04/16/10 04:01 PM Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner
Lead Shoes Offline


Registered: 03/03/10
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Loc: Mn
I have been noticing this product on shelves at Wal-Mart and the local Napa, I was wondering if it is worth using regularly in my car.

http://s119917610.websitehome.co.uk/lucas_fuel.jpg


Edited by Brenden (04/16/10 04:01 PM)
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#1859922 - 04/16/10 04:04 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Lead Shoes]
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Good UCL but it's not going to clean squat.
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#1859929 - 04/16/10 04:08 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Lead Shoes]
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Registered: 02/06/10
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IMO...the 2 best complete fuel system cleaners are...RedLine SL-1 or Chevron Techron.

I would avoid Lucas.
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#1859930 - 04/16/10 04:10 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Oregoonian]
DieselTech Offline


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Redline sl-1

Best of both world, cleaner and lubricator


Edited by DieselTech (04/16/10 04:10 PM)
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#1859945 - 04/16/10 04:18 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Oregoonian]
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Registered: 10/23/07
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Originally Posted By: Oregoonian
IMO...the 2 best complete fuel system cleaners are...RedLine SL-1 or Chevron Techron.


Or Gumout Regane
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#1859951 - 04/16/10 04:21 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: lewdwig]
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Registered: 10/05/09
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Loc: SE WI, USA
MMO is usually available for less than Lucas UCL, works better IMO, and is available in quarts at WM.

There's always Amsoil P.I., which really does work in my experience.
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#1859957 - 04/16/10 04:25 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Kaboomba]
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Registered: 09/18/09
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I used 2-3 gallons of Lucas in total in the past.I have experienced better throttle response if not fuel economy because of Lucas.I am not buying it anymore since I have started filling up with Top Tier certified pure gasoline (no ethanol in it).
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#1860033 - 04/16/10 05:10 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Geo_Prizm]
ahoier Offline


Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 1720
Loc: Cocoa, FL
As mentioned, it makes for a good Upper Cylinder Lube, but that's about it. MMO, or even TWC-3 can be gotten and mixed cheaper wink

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#1860126 - 04/16/10 06:16 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: ahoier]
SrDriver Offline


Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 2478
Loc: Southeast Alabama
I use either Lucas UCL and am switching over to MMO. Our Wal-Marts here sell it by the gallon for around $12.00 as I recall.

I use a UCL @ every fill in both of our vehicles.

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#1860142 - 04/16/10 06:35 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: SrDriver]
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Most Wal-Mart stores only sell MMO in quart bottles, no Wal-Mart here sells MMO in gallon jugs.
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#1860366 - 04/16/10 10:21 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Lead Shoes]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2045
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Originally Posted By: Brenden
I have been noticing this product on shelves at Wal-Mart and the local Napa, I was wondering if it is worth using regularly in my car.

http://s119917610.websitehome.co.uk/lucas_fuel.jpg


Brendan,

I've used it in my 89' Camry and only noticed a gain in mileage by adding more than one bottle from it. This was through out a months of adding one botle per fill-up every week.

If it does work from just one bottle then I can't feel it wether it's from a 4 cylinder to a vee-eight engine.

Personally I use Redline now instead.

Durango


Edited by Durango (04/16/10 10:23 PM)

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#1869913 - 04/24/10 10:05 PM Re: Lucas upper cylinder lubricant/injector cleaner [Re: Geo_Prizm]
fujirio Offline


Registered: 10/06/09
Posts: 91
Loc: USA, CA, OC
Originally Posted By: Geo_Prizm
I used 2-3 gallons of Lucas in total in the past.I have experienced better throttle response if not fuel economy because of Lucas.I am not buying it anymore since I have started filling up with Top Tier certified pure gasoline (no ethanol in it).


top tier still uses ethanol in their gasoline

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