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Old 10-19-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Bad month for my Truck

Had a caliper bracket bolt break, caliper ruined wheel.
Transmission went out. $1900 rebuild, complete rebuild. Very Happy

On the up side. I cleaned my MAF, and changed my fuel filter. Wow. My filter was trashed. After cleaning my MAF I gained 2 mpg, and some horsepower.

Tommorow at school I am doing a real injector cleaner. Cant wait to see what that does.

Everything is great now, but when it pours, it pours
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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could the new tranny affect your mpgs too?
it was a bad month for me too.
my truck was giving me ***** for 4 weeks
my mom's truck got rear ended
sister curb hopped in the corolla (bent the rim and popped the sidewall)
and now my dad's chebby is shooting coolant out again

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It can, and I noticed a huge difference from that as well.
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Well that sucks, hope the month ends better now....so when you say a real injector clean, do you mean pulling them off? And doing what to them??
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No. I pull the inertia switch so the fuel pump shuts off, Relieve all the fuel pressure by running it till it dies, then go through the schrader valve on the fuel rail with a OTC injector cleaning tool, and run Seafoam or B10 through the injectors by letting the truck run off the cleaner as fuel.
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Ahaaaa ok I understand and printing this proceedure of, I will definatly have to do this!!! And will have to get one of those tools! Thx 4 the tip!
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Downside. The tool is like $200 bucks, but worth it.
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Thx, I will see what is available around here, maybe from Lysle or another company, I'm sure I can find OTC somewhere too...
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