Benefits of using Fuel Injector Cleaner for my Toyota Vios VVT-i Engine
I had done my very first major service (40,000KM) at Toyota Service Centre at Prai, Butterworth. Rather than just normal parts replacement of those air element filter, engine oil, oil filter, brake oil and many more with the Advanced Max Check package offered by Toyota, this time I’ve being introduced to Fuel Injector Cleaner by the Toyota Service Centre. The small bottle of Fuel Injector Cleaner cost me RM42.
The Fuel Injector Cleaner will be poured inside the petrol tank and mixed together with petrol. Based on the instruction label behind the Fuel Injector Cleaner bottle, 1 bottle of the Fuel Injector Cleaner is to be pour inside fuel tank with less than 35 liters of petrol. For more than 35 liters of petrol, 2 bottles of Fuel Injector Cleaner are required.
According to the Toyota Service Centre advisor who served me at that time, this Fuel Injector Cleaner helps to clean up the injection nozzles, intake valves, combustion chambers and spark plugs from carbons in our car’s engine.
The injection nozzles, intakes valves, combustion chambers and spark plugs inside our car’s engine are contaminated with carbons throughout the prolonged usage of the impurities petrol in Malaysia.
Benefits of Fuel Injector Cleaner:
- Injection Nozzles – remove deposits from injection nozzle, prevent poor combustion and restores engine performance.
- Combustion Chambers – removes deposits from the combustion chambers, and minimize engine knocking.
- Intake Valves – removes deposits from intake valves, and achieve better accelerator response.
- Spark Plugs – removes carbon accumulated on the spark plugs, prevent misfiring and provides better engine start-up.
So, when are we supposed to use Fuel Injector Cleaners? How do we know when our intake valves, combustion chambers, spark plugs and injection nozzles are contaminated with carbons?
A sign that our Fuel Injectors are dirty is when the vehicle has insufficient power, poor fuel economy, slow engine responsiveness, engine noise and rough idling. This is right time where we should use the Fuel Injector Cleaner into the car.
Some website recommended that typical cars on the road in Malaysia should use Fuel Injector Cleaner for every 20,000KM to 30,000KM in order to achieve optimum results. The carbons take at least 20,000KM to build up in our engine’s injectors.
After I’ve filled up the Toyota Fuel Injector Cleaner into my Toyota Vios, my car is more responsive and ‘lighter’ too. The performance is equivalent that I just had my engine oil change for my car.
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