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#4669348 - 02/18/18 07:56 AM Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 336
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Hello Everybody,

I inherited my Aunts 2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L here recently. It had 127,066 miles on it when received. She barely drove the car the last couple years due to declining health issues. When I went to pick the car up -- it seemed that it had no pep going up hills & idled alittle rough when starting. She was a maintenance nut as long as I ever have known her with her vehicles. Keeping a note book with date and miles of maint. performed in the glove box. Anyways, I ran the tank to empty all but and put in two back to back bottles of the Chevron Techron Fuel system cleaner in two tanks at 13 gallons both times. After the second tank ran almost empty -- the idle situation when starting totally smoothed out and it goes up hills with all sorts of pull like I remembered it when I drove it before. I truly think the Techron cleaned things up in two tank fulls. I would recommend this fuel system cleaner all day.


Dale


Edited by BAJA_05 (02/18/18 08:03 AM)
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#4669354 - 02/18/18 08:00 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: BAJA_05]
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Techron is good stuff.
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#4669384 - 02/18/18 08:22 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: Trav]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
A Camry XLE with a 4 cyl.? You'd think the posh ones would have V6's.

I use the Techron CONCENTRATE once a year before a stint of local driving.
Somewhere I read that the PEA works upon shutdown to loosen deposits on injector nozzles.

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#4669405 - 02/18/18 08:35 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: BAJA_05]
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Nice! I plan on throwing a bottle in the Accord before the next oil change. Off topic, how are you liking your Jetta 1.4T?
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#4669439 - 02/18/18 08:53 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: BAJA_05]
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10013
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
You may have just gotten one of the most reliable cars on the planet, even with those miles. Good luck.

My buddies/family, & other family members have 2002-06 Camry with 4 cyl engines and they're all pushing 300,000 miles with almost no issues along the way. Almost no rust, if any(Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls) and still all on the same suspension parts. Just so tight! And I know that PA doesn't use as much road salt as we do here in Western NY.

My daughter lives in PA for the past 5 years and her(know for rusting) '06 Mazda3 is holding up better in PA than it would here in NY. You've gotta see the 1st gen(04-09) Mazda3 rust in NY State, especially '04-06. Like cancer!


Edited by Char Baby (02/18/18 09:07 AM)
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#4669470 - 02/18/18 09:20 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: Kira]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 336
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
Yeah, I would have thought also with the XLE package. Its loaded with everything "except" the V6. She said she wishes she would have gotten the 6 cylinder after she bought it & drove it acouple years.


Dale
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#4669477 - 02/18/18 09:24 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: gregk24]
BAJA_05 Offline


Registered: 02/04/18
Posts: 336
Loc: Berks County/Pa.
I picked it up last week & we just got 5 inches of snow last nite. So far so good with it. It rides,drives & smells like a new car. Gonna run the factory oil to 1000 miles & change the oil with Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W40 and a Fram Ultra. Picked up the oil last week at Walmart when it was on sale for $21.00 plus tax. Although, it states Castrol in the manual and oil cap. Pics will come sometime after it gets cleaned up again! wink


Dale


Edited by BAJA_05 (02/18/18 09:26 AM)
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#4669507 - 02/18/18 09:46 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: Kira]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Kira

I use the Techron CONCENTRATE once a year before a stint of local driving.
Somewhere I read that the PEA works upon shutdown to loosen deposits on injector nozzles.


I have also read that if you add one bottle and immediately go on a long road trip, that the effectiveness is very little.

It is best to do lots of shorts trips on that tank.
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#4669625 - 02/18/18 11:17 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: Linctex]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5202
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Plus, I buy it on sale. Both AAP and AZ have 1/2 price sales on the stuff.

I wish they did that with all their fluids. I scored 12 gallons of Valvoline Dex/MercLV for the price of 5 once upon a time.

HOW, you ask? 5 $20 sales got you a free $20 w/AutoZones program....so 5X2 + 1X2 (for free) = 12.

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#4669736 - 02/18/18 12:29 PM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: BAJA_05]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18825
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Yeah, I would have thought also with the XLE package. Its loaded with everything "except" the V6. She said she wishes she would have gotten the 6 cylinder after she bought it & drove it acouple years.


Dale


Why the V6? the L4 is a good engine and much easier to work on, for a family coach, winter car, grocery getter that would be my engine of choice. For sports car the biggest most powerful engine they offer, no anemic engines. If it looks like it can go then it better be able.
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#4669740 - 02/18/18 12:31 PM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: Trav]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: Trav
Why the V6? the L4 is a good engine and much easier to work on, for a family coach, winter car, grocery getter that would be my engine of choice.


+1, and well said.

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#4669745 - 02/18/18 12:35 PM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: BAJA_05]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20444
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
Hello Everybody,

I inherited my Aunts 2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L here recently. It had 127,066 miles on it when received. She barely drove the car the last couple years due to declining health issues. When I went to pick the car up -- it seemed that it had no pep going up hills & idled alittle rough when starting. She was a maintenance nut as long as I ever have known her with her vehicles. Keeping a note book with date and miles of maint. performed in the glove box. Anyways, I ran the tank to empty all but and put in two back to back bottles of the Chevron Techron Fuel system cleaner in two tanks at 13 gallons both times. After the second tank ran almost empty -- the idle situation when starting totally smoothed out and it goes up hills with all sorts of pull like I remembered it when I drove it before. I truly think the Techron cleaned things up in two tank fulls. I would recommend this fuel system cleaner all day.


Dale


Did she buy top tier gas or the cheapest?
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#4669800 - 02/18/18 01:38 PM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: Linctex]
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Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4108
Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Kira

I use the Techron CONCENTRATE once a year before a stint of local driving.
Somewhere I read that the PEA works upon shutdown to loosen deposits on injector nozzles.


I have also read that if you add one bottle and immediately go on a long road trip, that the effectiveness is very little.

It is best to do lots of shorts trips on that tank.


Exactly; the PEA is allowed to sit on the affected components and thus does a more thorough job.
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#4669893 - 02/18/18 03:12 PM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: BAJA_05]
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Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8745
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Techron Concentrate Cleaner is better than the Techron Cleaner.

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#4670445 - 02/19/18 03:14 AM Re: Techron Fuel System Cleaner - True Believer [Re: SatinSilver]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10013
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: Trav
Why the V6? the L4 is a good engine and much easier to work on, for a family coach, winter car, grocery getter that would be my engine of choice.


+1, and well said.


Exactly! These Camry 4 cyls are wonderful engines. Though not a powerhouse of an engine, they make their power exactly where we drive and are extremely smooth & quiet. I've never wanted for more power or a V6 in these cars and I've had several and driven even more!
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