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#2530501 - 02/09/12 11:33 AM Fuel System Cleaner's and Maintenance Doses.
Lakersguy Offline


Registered: 09/22/07
Posts: 296
Loc: The OC
In a new car, if you run a maintenance dose of letís say Redline S-1 EVERY fill up. Would you ever need to do a full bottle treatment again? In a used car, once you run a full treatment of something like Redline S-1 or Techron, then you run a maintenance dose of letís say Redline S-1 EVERY fill up. Would you ever need to do a full bottle treatment again? I personally do a maintenance dose every fill up with Redline S-1 and every other fill up a maintenance dose of MMO in both my vehicles.
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#2530517 - 02/09/12 11:47 AM Re: Fuel System Cleaner's and Maintenance Doses. [Re: Lakersguy]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
Likely not, but it wouldnt really hurt to do a real dose once in a long while, just in case.

I prefer maintenance doses, with the basis that "less is more" as the means of dosing.

I think you are on the right track.

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#2530528 - 02/09/12 12:02 PM Re: Fuel System Cleaner's and Maintenance Doses. [Re: Lakersguy]
rjacket Offline


Registered: 05/15/10
Posts: 1107
Loc: CA
Yeah maintenance dose is all you should need.

Personally I don't want to have the hassle, so I plan on using Chevron (not just top tier) instead and then putting in cleaner once a year.

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#2530582 - 02/09/12 01:03 PM Re: Fuel System Cleaner's and Maintenance Doses. [Re: Lakersguy]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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To answer your question: I don't see any benefit to using a full bottle if you've been adding maintenance doses for an extended period.

I ran a 3-5 oz maintenance dose of SI-1 every fillup in my STI. It got to be too much work, so I'm reverting back to 15 oz every 10-15k or so. It'll be cheaper and I don't think there will be ANY negative effect. I certainly didn't notice any positive effect after using an entire case over nearly a year.
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#2530844 - 02/09/12 05:08 PM Re: Fuel System Cleaner's and Maintenance Doses. [Re: Lakersguy]
Lakersguy Offline


Registered: 09/22/07
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This is what i thought but wanted to confirm. It really doesn't bother me putting Maintenance doses in at fill up. It bothers me more creating the doses in my 4oz bottles I use.
Also, the reason for this is I use Costco gas here in So Calif. to save some cents per gallon and get % rebates from American Express on the charges.
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#2530848 - 02/09/12 05:13 PM Re: Fuel System Cleaner's and Maintenance Doses. [Re: Lakersguy]
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I run a bottle of Redline at the end of an OCI... Usually every 5K.
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#2535503 - 02/13/12 07:16 PM Re: Fuel System Cleaner's and Maintenance Doses. [Re: Lakersguy]
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Registered: 11/23/09
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I do a dose of either Gumout Regane or Chevron Techron Every 5k oci with a mmo dose every other fillup or so.
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