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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Who does a well priced, good fuel injection cleaning service?

I see Walmart has one for $20, but for that price I'm gonna guess it's pretty superficial.

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Walmart- Scary!!
Find a good independent shop in your area. Should run around $50-75 if you are at the right place. I use Techtron injector cleaner in my gas every 3 tanks and mine seem to be doing fine. Do you think you have an injector problem??
What kind of mileage are you getting. I run between 25-29mpg in a 2003 Vulcan SE.
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Well, my fuel economy is fine, and I've dumped more than a few bottles of additives in which only smooth things out temporarily. And by smooth things out, I mean get rid of a rough cold-idle and take away the sputtering I feel in the low 2,000 RPM range of acceleration occasionally - one that I can breeze past by nailing the pedal to the floor.

The car was 180k on it and I'm quite positive I'm the first person to even consider doing anything like this to it.
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get a can of maf (mass air flow) cleaner and spray the maf wire real good
CAUTION DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF SOLVENT OR CLEANER, ONLY USE SPECIFIC MAF CLEANER!!!!!!
ANYTHING ELSE WILL MESS THE MAF UP!!!
crc makes it and probably others too.
also be carefull not to actually touch the wire when you are spraying it
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Are your vacuum hoses all right to the sensors?? Is your PCV clean and Happy. Will cause these things too. Rough running below RPM is usually vacuum leak somewhere. Any codes that you know of or CEL?
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Vacuum hoses are all good to my knowledge. The PCV I've given up all hope of servicing myself as I can't even see the damn thing. And there were no codes as of a month ago, and this rough idling stuff is as old as my ownership of the car.

The MAF I already sprayed with MAF cleaner a month or so ago.
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Vacuum hoses are all good to my knowledge. The PCV I've given up all hope of servicing myself as I can't even see the damn thing. And there were no codes as of a month ago, and this rough idling stuff is as old as my ownership of the car.

The MAF I already sprayed with MAF cleaner a month or so ago.
Well if you are happy with how it is running as is then I would not even bother with an injector cleaning. There are some vacuum hoses that are hard to see without some effort. The PCV is not to hard to find if you check owner manual for location. They twist out of the valve cover. Been know for many problems if left unattended or ignored. Cannot think of any thing easy that would help. Good luck!!
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You probably need to replace the intake manifold gaskets if it's a cold idle problem. It's easy to do in a weekend. You can check out the PCV hose while you're at it. This picture should make it clear where it is:

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BG Services offers a good cleaning, my dealer does it, I believe the cost is $69.00. http://www.bgfindashop.com/bgservices/fuelair.htm

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DN101, your pcv valve sits directly below the throttle body in behlinla's pic. It's upper u-shaped hose connected to the intake is notorious for leaking and causing a loping idle. Check it and the valve.
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