Acid to clean the fuel system and injectors?

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Old 06-15-06, 05:51 PM
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Question Acid to clean the fuel system and injectors?

I was talking to a friend of mine today who has a mid-90's Ford van. He said it had been running a little rough and hesitating.
He took it into a shop last week and he said they ran some kind of acid through the fuel system to clean the lines and the injectors.
Has anyone ever heard of anything like this before?
(I did a forum search for 'acid' and everything came back battery related)

(and yes...it has me wondering if I should have something like that done to my van... http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=266411 )
 
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Old 06-15-06, 05:55 PM
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Its not acid its called future system cleaner. 3m makes a good one that hooks to the fuel rail and valvoline makes a good one that gets sucked in a vacuum port. I will post links when I find them
 
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http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=56

thats valvoline as you can see in the pic on the box there is a tool to hook that to a vacuum port.

I personally prefer the valvoline one through experience with both.
 
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Old 06-15-06, 06:41 PM
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Ok...so is that what you suggested I try in the other thread about my van?
If so...where can I get it done for $70?
My friend was told it would be $100...and when it came time to pay it turned out to be $200.
 
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I have seen the 3M one at just about every gm dealer I have been to; most shops also do the 3M one. 10-minute oil changes use either the 3M one or the in some shape or form (brand) the valvoline one.

It will cost around $70 to $130 so shop around you will be surprised how much price will vary. If i had to recommend one I would say the 3M one. The valvoline one depends on if the flow of the fluid is regulated right. To fast it does no good to slow it does no good. The 3M one is idiot proof and works well to. Just make sure they also clean the throttle body to when doing it.
 
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