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Since the Santa Fe requires regular gasoline only, and regular usually comes without the cleaning additives found in mid-grade and premium gasolines, do you add a fuel injector cleaner?

If you add a cleaner, how often do you do so?
 

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QUOTE (mjrobin @ Apr 21 2010, 09:12 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=315487
Since the Santa Fe requires regular gasoline only, and regular usually comes without the cleaning additives found in mid-grade and premium gasolines, do you add a fuel injector cleaner?

If you add a cleaner, how often do you do so?
I just use Premium in both vehicles and never add any cleaner.
 

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QUOTE (mjrobin @ Apr 21 2010, 08:12 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=315487
Since the Santa Fe requires regular gasoline only, and regular usually comes without the cleaning additives found in mid-grade and premium gasolines, do you add a fuel injector cleaner?

If you add a cleaner, how often do you do so?
I run BG 408 directly through the fuel rail on my EFI vehicles every 50K miles. When the time comes (I just turned about 21K, so I'm not there yet), that's going to be more of a pain in the **** than it's been in a long time - it appears that Hyundai decided we could do without a Schrader valve in the engine compartment. 감사합니다 (NOT!)
 

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QUOTE (mjrobin @ Apr 21 2010, 10:12 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=315487
Since the Santa Fe requires regular gasoline only, and regular usually comes without the cleaning additives found in mid-grade and premium gasolines, do you add a fuel injector cleaner?

If you add a cleaner, how often do you do so?
In the US, all fuels are required to have a certain amount of cleaning additives. If you feel you need more, I'd suggest a bottle of Chevron Techron about every 10K miles or once a year.


QUOTE (wymi @ Apr 21 2010, 11:20 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=315509
I just use Premium in both vehicles and never add any cleaner.
You are throwing away your money.
 

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I've added a bottle of a quality branded Fuel Injector Cleaner to my gas tank after every oil change, in every vehicle I've owned.
I do a LOT of driving and have never had any issues with injectors in any of the vehicles (even the GM...that was about the only thing I didn't have issues with in that car....hence why I switched brands).

I see no reason to not continue the practice with my new Santa Fe.

For those of us in the more northern regions, it also helps get rid of any water that can form in the gas tank through condensation when the temps swing fast and furious.
 

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Perfume for your car. Spend the money if it makes you feel good, but keep in mind that your car doesn't even know you exist.
 

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QUOTE (Don67 @ Apr 22 2010, 04:28 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=315716
Perfume for your car. Spend the money if it makes you feel good, but keep in mind that your car doesn't even know you exist.
Toyota dealer recommended fuel injection clean-up for my Camry at 100k miles and I declined. REALLY recommended it after 200k miles and I declined. Traded at 280k, still no problem. Same to a lesser extent for wife's Mazdas. So I suspect my Sante will just have to muddle through too.
 

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Chevron Techron is good. I've also had great luck with Berrymans B-12 ChemTool, as well as Seafoam. Berryman's is about 1/3 the price of Seafoam and does a great job of 'livening" things back up if it begins to feel sluggish or mileage drops off. I usually drop a bottle in once every 10-15K miles. (don't get it on your paint!)
 
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