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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:58 PM
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Fuel injector cleaning??

should i do it? i feel like my cars sluggish at time it has 99 thou on it as well. ive seen at bavarian autosport the ones where u gus pour the cleaner into the gas tank when you empty then go get gas right after is this safe and effective ?
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:42 AM
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Get yourself a can of bg44k if you want to clean them. Only fill the tank half way though. Fuel injectors go bad, they dont clog often, but this stuff will help a bit if they are.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:50 AM
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How do I know when half way is

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should i do it? i feel like my cars sluggish at time it has 99 thou on it as well. ive seen at bavarian autosport the ones where u gus pour the cleaner into the gas tank when you empty then go get gas right after is this safe and effective ?
Just switch to Chevron gas ,, and forget about it . Techron is good stuff and it will keep and maintain the injectors clean..
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:54 PM
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so techron and chevron are both good right
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:57 PM
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so i should use it on am empty tank drive a couple miles then fill up again with gas right
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:01 PM
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so techron and chevron are both good right
As I know of, Texaco and Chevron gas station that has techron formula in the gasoline that help to keep the injectors clean. If I have to use different gas (like exxon, valero, or 7-11) then every third gas tank I fill up, then I use one of the injector cleaner (lucas or red line).
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:58 PM
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I use bp so I should wait til im almost empty fill it up wit cleaner then get gas correct?

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:41 PM
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I used the BavAuto stuff on my e39 a while ago. That's stuff is good.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:09 PM
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can u post a link and so do i put it in when my tank is empty
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:16 PM
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I use bp so I should wait til im almost empty fill it up wit cleaner then get gas correct?
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doesn't matter the tank full or empty then fill up. All you need is 1/2 tank of your gas and a bottle of gas treatment add in that 1/2 tank. Drive until the tank empty then fill the gas up like normal. You can do that every 3K miles or every 3-4 tanks. Doesn't hurt at all. Or using Chevron gas or Texeco gas then you don't have to do anything.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:43 PM
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ok bc ive heard do it on am empty tank u sure?? dont wanna **** anything up lol
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can u post a link and so do i put it in when my tank is empty
what I did, let drive the car with empty tank to gas station then fill the gas tank with the gas treatment first after that fill the gasoline to half tank so they both can mix well then drive until empty and refill gas as normal.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:04 PM
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thanks bro ima try it nd let u know how it went
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Lucas 10020 Fuel Treatment- My family has been using it for years, my 550i seems to love it.



Chevron 65740 Techron Concentrate Plus Fuel System Cleaner also very good.

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so techron and chevron are both good right
IMO ,, great stuff . chevron gas has Techron in it . I pulled my injectors out at 100 000 they were clean as a whistle .. Have never used any additives,, just straight chevron ..
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:43 AM
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+1 on the Techron in the bottle. I use one bottle per year. They usually go on sale for about $6 each at auto parts stores. Pour it into the gas tank before you fill up so the gas will mix it well. This stuff is so strong you can smell it in the exhaust.

The best advice I can give though is don't run your tank too low. All that crud and sediment just sits in the bottom. The lower you run the tank, the more your chances of sucking that crud up.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:52 AM
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+1 on the Techron in the bottle. I use one bottle per year. They usually go on sale for about $6 each at auto parts stores. Pour it into the gas tank before you fill up so the gas will mix it well.
I also stock up on Chevron Techron products whenever they go on sale.

Once or twice a year is enough (IMHO) and I find the best time is to add it to a full tank just before taking a nice long highway trip; I also suggest you try to vary your speed from time to time - maybe even a spirited run up (say 40mph - 80 mph) from time to time to allow the chemicals to work!

I've also used Lucas and Redline fuel additives over the years - just stay away from anything that pretends to "increase octane or horsepower"! Snake oil
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I suggest Amsoil PI. Very good working additive I run it in all my cars..
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...?code=APICN-EA
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:28 AM
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:34 PM
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What MarkieMarkH said, do not run your gas tank to complete empty because it has more chance to suck in the dirty stuff at the bottom of the tank.
For the injector cleaner use, you let the gas tank to low then fill the gas treatment bottle in to your gas tank first then fill up youR gas tank to half tank or 3/4 (I did mine at 1/2 tank) so the gas will mix up with the gas treatment well then drive.
if you plan for the long trip ( 3-4 hrs drive), do the same thing but you may fill up full tank of gas and enjoy the drive.

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Old 03-25-2014, 06:31 PM
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amsoil PI states how much gas it recommends for usage...
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:25 PM
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I just wait until I need gas, pour the Techron in (the small bottle is usually plenty), fill the tank as normal and then drive away. Easy peezy lemon squeezee!
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