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Canadians don't clean oil or fuel systems in car motors as regularly as Europeans

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Canadians don't clean oil or fuel systems in car motors as regularly as Europeans

If you drive an older model car, and especially if it has fuel injection, then you must clean your fuel injectors to get the best gas mileage.
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Nobody tells you that when you buy the car. In the owner's manual, the automaker's own brand of fuel system cleaner is recommended, yet independent studies consistently show these products are among the worst performing mixtures.

DO NOT BUY THIS SERVICE at car dealership or Jiffy Lube as they charge a hundred bucks for what you can easily do yourself by simply buying one of these chemical products seen below for $5 or $10 and pouring it down your gas tank yourself the next time you fill up with gas. I reject Valvoline, STP, Chevron's Techron as Big Oil spawn. What you see below are all independent formulations,
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part of my Hubpage on hard-to-find Chemically advanced fuel system cleaners in North America
Bluechem-Canada makes Bluechem group products, including Bluechem Fuel System Cleaner available in North America, alongside Oil System Cleaner and are busy doing demonstrations here showing mechanics and retailers how the EU cleans their car motors,
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Last month I got a chance to shoot Ryan Wilford's demo and write about Bluechem oil system cleaner on Digital Journal in a piece about
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Canadian and Americans live in first world countries where fuel is heavily filtered already and has additives for cleaning.

european gas and diesel are far less clean compared to ours which is why many of their cars don't meet our emission standards
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Which is the best? I'm creeping up on 120,000km's on my truck and going to do it.
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Jan 3rd, 2015 5:41 pm
We voted him in as God of RFD last month. Where were you during elections...?
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just do a seafoam once in a while :P
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Ryan Wilford, the demonstrator in the video compares Bluechem and SeaFoam ...
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koontzy wrote:
Mar 8th, 2015 10:22 am
just do a seafoam once in a while :P
If your vehicle has a carburetor, sure.
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A good post.Europeans also do not drive as much as Canadians. Most European countries are small in size,the climate is warmer and a bicycle is all you need to go from point A to point B.
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OP, if there was ever an advertising feature on these threads, your is it. What you linked is pure marketing.
Fact it that most (if not all) of these products are just Nathan and isopropyl alcohol in varying quantities.
Comparing European cars to North American is also not a fair comparison. Most European cars are small displacement, high revving standard shift cars (and many many diesel engines).
vik56in wrote:
Mar 8th, 2015 11:39 am
A good post.Europeans also do not drive as much as Canadians. Most European countries are small in size,the climate is warmer and a bicycle is all you need to go from point A to point B.
While you are correct that Europeans do not drive as much (difficult to prove if you have ever been stuck in Rome traffic or London traffic or any other major city traffic LOL) but, as for the OP having a good post, I disagree. He is perpetuating a marketing campaign myth for fuel injector cleaners.
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CoolDudeClan wrote:
Mar 8th, 2015 10:18 am
Which is the best? I'm creeping up on 120,000km's on my truck and going to do it.
Honestly, how much could a miracle in a can product do when you are adding 6, 10 or 12 ounces of additive into a 50, 60, 80 liter gas tank?
Go to an outdoor store and buy a can of naptha gas and it will be the same. (check the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) on any of the products)
To be honest, if you ran a couple (maybe even just one) tank full of premium or the highest octane you can buy through your tank, you would get the same results.
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gostinger wrote:
Mar 8th, 2015 12:05 pm
So where do you get this stuff?
What stuff?
Any of the products the OP shows, or their equivalent (because they are all the same), are available at every parts store and or Walmart or even Superstore.
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Nice blogspam post. I don't know how this guy hasn't been banned yet.

For those wanting to 'clean their oil system' (not really needed on a vehicle that has under 100k KM's or has frequent oil changes), run two to three ounces of Seafoam ($8 bucks at Canadian Tire or any other autoparts section in Walmart/NAPA/etc) in the crankcase for about 50 KM's prior to getting an oil change done.

Gasoline in Canada (all octane grades of all brands of gasoline sold in Canada) contain enough engine cleaning detergent additives to protect against the build-up of engine deposits, standards set by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB). Running expensive fuel system cleaner through the injectors via the fuel system won't improve anything. Fuel up at a 'top tier' gas station if you want to feel better about it.
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I usually buy one of these on sale at Canadian tire once a year. So far so good.
Why not for $3-5.
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I wish the closest place for doing injector cleaning and flow testing wasn't 2 hours away from me :(

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