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Old 07-09-2010, 02:46 PM
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Hey all, I'm a newbie here. Took my 09 Hemi in to a local mechanic for an oil change, and they "strongly recommended" cleaning my fuel injectors. Checked the owners manual/maintenance schedule, and don't see anything about servicing fuel injectors. I've got around 22k on my baby, and I wanna take care of him. Any suggestions? Worthwhile expense, or waste of money?

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First, welcome to the forum! Next, and this is just my opinion, but all they're going to do is something you can do yourself and charge you for it, run a bottle of fuel injector cleaner in it, but I have almost 29K on my truck and have not done this, nor is it recommended in my owner's manual, either. Like I said, this is just one person's opinion and I'm sure others on here will add their advice/recommendations, but I don't see where that would be necessary. When you get a chance, be sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the Newbie Checkin and get your official Ram Z welcome!

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I'm sure their strong reccomendation is largely profit driven. I would get a good fuel system treatment such as STP and add it to your tank. If you're mechanically inclined, you can do your own throttle body cleaning.
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Agreed with Randy .
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It has always been my understanding that most gasoline formulations will clean the injectors on their own. The only time they would have to be serviced/cleaned would be due to contamination or failure. I've never used any "cleaners" in any vehicle I've owned and never had a problem.
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It has always been my understanding that most gasoline formulations will clean the injectors on their own. The only time they would have to be serviced/cleaned would be due to contamination or failure. I've never used any "cleaners" in any vehicle I've owned and never had a problem.
That's one way to look at it. But it never hurts to run a bottle through it every six months to a year depending on how many miles you put on it.
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i swear by seafoam. always run it thru my vehicles. and enjoy the heavy smoking after it
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With the technology they have in fuel injectors nowadays I can't tell you the last time I saw a dirty one . (15 years maybe)
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Am actual clogged injector or REALLY hard to come by. A can of seafoam every once in a while won't hurt anything.

Now, dirty intakes, valves and anything else in your intake system from the EGR back IS GOING TO GET FILTHY. A dose of seafoam once(or more depending how much you hate your neighbors) a year through the intake will keep it pretty clean.


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If you don't have a helper to rev the engine as you add the sea foam, or you don't want to start unplugging vacuum houses, does it do as good a job added to the fuel?
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