Im wondering if anyone has been using this product on their pilot.? If anyone has any feedback im trying to prevent injector to be dirty . I dont want to replace them in the future.
Great read, I pretty much already knew this though.
Top Tier fuel and Top Tier fuel only. Best way to cheaply and easily take care of your engine.I'm wondering if these additives will be effective as a preventative measure. I had my injectors replaced under warranty less than a year ago at 60k miles, but what's to stop carbon buildup from getting to them in another 3-5 years? Is simply using Top Tier gas (which I do) good enough?
I'll probably run an injector cleaner additive before every oil change from here on out as a prevention measure. Maybe it won't help, but it probably won't hurt either. I'll most likely be out of the 10-year extended warranty coverage next time the injectors go.
Your pickup truck probably doesn't have a GDI engine so the deposits on the nozzles wouldn't be really baked on. I wonder how many owners have used the BG system on a GDI engine. If it works, it is certainly more cost effective compared to removing the injectors for cleaning.If you want to clean injectors, BG has a pressurized injector/intake cleaning system that does an excellent job. Honda and most dealers shops also have similar systems. A good cleaning usually runs around $200-$250. Most good mechanic shops have one of these type systems.
From personal experience I can say the BG system works quite well. My PU truck has had the BG system used on it several times. The thing still runs like the day I bought it 19 years later.
Disclaimer: I live in the city where BG is based. Years ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to let my truck be used as a demonstration/teaching vehicle. When BG is either demonstrating their system(s) for large corporations or training technicians the will contact people on the list. They borrow a few vehicles for a day to use. My truck has had this service done about every 30K miles free of charge. It now has 125K on it.
Did you simply spray these into the intake or did you use a vacuum line?I haven't tried Lucas yet but have used Royal Purple Max direct injector cleaner and also Seafoam. After the Seafoam treatment, I went all summer with no P0430 codes but started getting the occasional code recently so I tried the Royal Purple in the last couple of tanks. I have almost 60k on the original injectors and hoping to get a bit more out of them. No change in performance on fuel mileage with either of them though.
GDI injectors still work the same as induction injectors and are slightly recessed from the cylinder. BG and others have has a system specifically designed for these injectors as well. Best way to find out if it works is to find a mechanic that uses the BG system and give it a try.Your pickup truck probably doesn't have a GDI engine so the deposits on the nozzles wouldn't be really baked on. I wonder how many owners have used the BG system on a GDI engine. If it works, it is certainly more cost effective compared to removing the injectors for cleaning.
Honda says, "...debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process can cause internal wear or clogging inside one or more injectors."Im wondering if anyone has been using this product on their pilot.? If anyone has any feedback im trying to prevent injector to be dirty . I dont want to replace them in the future.
Totally agree. However, with the recent warranty extension to 10 years to cover injectors it makes me wonder if manufacturing debris is really the problem, or if it has been a carbon buildup issue all along. Wouldn't have Honda fixed the manufacturing defect by now? I guess we'll see if the warranty extension is expanded to cover 2017+ models.Honda says, "...debris from the high pressure pump or the fuel injector machining process can cause internal wear or clogging inside one or more injectors."
If the machining debris causes internal wear, nothing you pour into the fuel tank is going to restore metal that has worn away from the pintle inside the injector or its seat.
If the machining debris causes clogging, nothing you pour into the fuel tank is going to dissolve metal shavings that have accumulated inside the injector.
Dirty injectors are one thing - damaged injectors are another.
My 08 is at 185K. It has probably had 2 little bottles of injector cleaner run thru it since it was new. I don't seek out 'Top Tier' gas either. I have no desire to even 'check' my injectors on the 08.My pilot has 240k. Never any injector cleaner. I took the injectors out and they looked basically brand new. Don’t waste your money. These things are designed to run on gas, not cleaners.
Replacing an injector on these engines is super easy anyways. Why worry about this?