Regis Posted September 20, 2004 Report Share Posted September 20, 2004 First let me say that typically I'm not an additive person. My old neighbor(used to work on race cars) is and my mechanic isn't. Last week I had the caddy in for mutiple service (LOF ,coolant change, egr canister clean, sticking rear brake). When everything is about done I get talking to him about intermittent lack of power. Now he's been with me for awhile and knows the caddy well, and immediately states "it's your injectors.... they're getting fouled up!" He proceeds over to a work shelf and after a brief digging around session produces a bottle of Lucas injector cleaner and holds it out to me like a kid who just won his first blue ribbon. "This stuff is amazing!" he exclaims. "I used it on my father's bonneville last year and it cleared the fouled injectors in one tank." You can imagine the look on my face. Here's a guy that's been telling me all along that additives are basicly snake oil and now this. I had to laugh and remind him as he's pouring the Lucas in that the fuel pump is new. But I had to consider just how excited he was about this product so I let him run with it. I hopped in and drove it over to a nearby gas station and topped off the gas. For the next two days I rode the caddy like a cheap saddle, demanding everything she had. Half way through day 2 I could really feel a difference. She was accelerating much better, idled better. Now a week later I can say that I'm impressed. I haven't noticed this much performance change since the carbon cleaning (phenolic spacers, eger tube,and new canister) 2 years ago. I know you Lucas oil fans will love reading this, however, I'm still keeping a hairy eyeball on additives in general. I just couldn't argue this one. -kg "Burns" rubber " I've never considered myself to be all that conservative, but it seems the more liberal some people get the more conservative I become. " Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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