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Old 04-30-2019, 09:19 AM
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Fuel system cleaner or injection cleaner on Ecoboost?

I don’t know if this has been a topic or not but I would like to hear what everyone uses to “help” the carbon build up situation. I have the 2015 3.5 Ecoboost f150.
 
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Get a catch can, fuel injector cleaner can't clean the intake valve deposits on the first gen engines.For 2017+ it will work but not on the prior engines.
 
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I run a tank of Techron every 3 months. No idea how much it helps, but it makes me feel better. There are not a lot of cleaners that Ford has approved as some create issues with the turbo. I think it mentions something about it in the manual.

Can I expand this thread to ask if anyone knows if Ford has approved an induction service yet? My dealer tried to sell me one last year and promised it was an approved repair procedure.
 
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Actually the opposite Ford has a service act that states to replace the heads do not use any induction cleaner. I don't think this will change. The fix came in 2017 with the addition of 6 port injectors.
 
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I run a tank of Techron every 3 months. No idea how much it helps, but it makes me feel better. There are not a lot of cleaners that Ford has approved as some create issues with the turbo. I think it mentions something about it in the manual.

Can I expand this thread to ask if anyone knows if Ford has approved an induction service yet? My dealer tried to sell me one last year and promised it was an approved repair procedure.
ya go ahead
 
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Get a catch can, fuel injector cleaner can't clean the intake valve deposits on the first gen engines.For 2017+ it will work but not on the prior engines.
what do you mean by a catch can?
 
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I have used BG 44K Fuel System Cleaner Power Enhancer on all my vehicles for years. Twice a year. Two Corvettes, supercharged Tacoma and a number of others. Wouldn't go without it. About it $18-20 a can.

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what do you mean by a catch can?
The valve deposits are from the oil vapors mixing with the EGR, use a catch can to eliminate the oil and moisture.
 
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Exactly what carbon build up are you speaking of?
The one that is always spoken of as certain death for the EcoBoosts but never actually seems to affect anybody’s truck?
Follow Fords advice. Don’t run additives.
 
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The carbon buildup does cause issues and that's well known. Lots of high mileage trucks get the same symptoms like low idle, off idle stumble, pinging and lean bank codes. Some have done the walnut blasting that BMW uses with good results.
 
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The carbon buildup does cause issues and that's well known. Lots of high mileage trucks get the same symptoms like low idle, off idle stumble, pinging and lean bank codes. Some have done the walnut blasting that BMW uses with good results.
Lots? And you post a picture of a BMW? Show me some ecoboosts.
 
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I use Redline fuel Additive does not hurt the injectors of Turbos, I just added it on a empty tank with 20 gallons of gas
 
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Any top tier gasoline should have all the detergent you need. I believe that Chevron/Tecron is one of them. The carbon build up will not get cleaned unless you have port injection. The catch can can postpone the carbon build up if you don't have the catch can.
 
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I worked at a local NAPA store a few years back, and we sold several different brands of injector cleaner. We found that BG 44K works the best.

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