Text Box: Using An Injector Cleaner

Because of the new environmental regulations and technology changes, the fuel systems of today are much more complicated. There are many more components to fail and the tolerances of the equipment is much tighter than it has ever been.  Fuel quality is more critical than it has ever been. Unfortunately, the fuel specifications have changed little in the last twenty years. They  have not

keep pace with the equipment changes implemented in just the last 5 years. You do, however, have some options.


PFS additives are designed to not only "keep your fuel system cleaner longer"  as some claim, or " help to keep your fuel system clean" as others claim,  ALL PFS fuel treatments are designed to clean your fuel system from the bulk tank to the piston faces and keep them clean with regular use of one ounce per ten gallons of fuel.


You can also claim an additive cleans, even if you do not have a detergent but are using a solvent or alcohol (See Alcohol’s & Solvents) Alcohols and Solvents are aggressive cleaners but that make them neither good or appropriate for additive applications. Some very corrosive solvents clean very quickly but can cause damage to your fuel system.  Many solvents used are simply paint thinner. These may be a one shot quick fix that are recommended at every 3000 or so miles. While some of these may clean, the recommended application is wrong. Many times people use or are encouraged to use an injector cleaner when there car has just had the oil changed. Bad Idea! That is the worst time to use one. Aggressive cleaners flush much of the fuel system and combustion chamber, contamination right into you new oil. This is another reason to use a detergent instead of solvents or alcohols.



A good detergent is many times the most expensive part of a good additive. A common way to make a product cheaper than the competition is to reduce the amount of detergent or use a solvent or an alcohol.  Another way, and what PFS feels is the best way, is to reduce your container cost by keeping the detergents in a concentrated form instead of diluting it with excessive carriers and solvents. Of course this raises the cost of the individual containers, but the overall cost per gallon treated is reduced dramatically - without the reduction of the chemicals inside.  PFS takes no shortcuts