Has a nyone tried the fuel injector cleaner and if so does it do any good.I have a 2.2 civic 62 reg done 46000 miles and just wondering if i should try the cleaner so all thoughts please.
The magazines are paid to endorse the products. It's nothing more than advertising by the companies.I do, although not in a diesel. Personally I do think they work, in petrol's its helps remove the varnish build up from the injectors and intake side of things. There is a very good article in this months Car Mechanics magazine about products that help remove carbon build up from engine. When you see some of the pictures of carbon build up in diesel engines its not surprising DPF's get coked up and swirl flaps fail.
If you care about carbon build up, remove your EGR valve, however it's illegal.Carbon will build up no matter what. The injectors stay fairly clean if decent fuel is used such as Vpower.
Your probably right, and that's what I meant that you won't stop carbon build up. You would have to periodically strip and clean things to keep that at bay especially on a diesel. Theirs definitely a difference between fuel quality and Shell refine their own oil exclusively at least for the UK market.If you care about carbon build up, remove your EGR valve, however it's illegal.
VPower and premium fuel do next to nothing. I've been on the roads for eight years, and only ever used supermarket fuel. We're in a country with stringent laws on fuel. You're buying supposed cleaning additives added to VPower but there is no scientific proven results and they don't release their formula.
The only thing to really clean diesel carbon up is Parrafin, you cannot run your vehicle on it though, it'll destroy the whole fuel system.
The only time VPower etc is needed is if you have a high performance unleaded car. Diesel is a complete waste of time, it'll run the exact same power on supermarket fuel. Unleaded they actually change the octane rating on VPower etc.
If your car is mapped to run on higher octane, then yes use that, it'll run poorly on anything else.My petrol cars all run on Vpower because they were mapped on them being higher octane. With the VP Diesel the fluid definitely just feels different and lighter less oily in texture to any other forecourts.
I get all the marketing [email protected]#k , and don't think they give better economy and most fuels will be adequate. But I don't mind using a fuel in my car that is consistent and that means sticking to VP petrol.
More harm from filling up at a pump that's almost running dry.
Shock, horror!My friend had a BMW 335D remapped and it ran just the same on Vpower as it did on supermarket fuel. A BMW 335D with a remap will smoke the vast majority of Civic Type R's. Heck it even left a '13 Mercedes C63 with five people in the car.
They have insane amounts of torque, even on rolling starts it'd smoke other vehicles. If you looked at it, you'd never know it was a sport model until you got behind it and saw the twin exhausts. Looked just like a normal 3 series. Not many people know about the 3.5D twin turbo's. Nearly everyone that raced off the lights were shocked when it flew by with soot billowing out the exhaust.Shock, horror!
Diesel with 300+hp and a shed load of low down torque beats petrol engined car.