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      05-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Guys is there any real benefit to the typical dealer injector/intake cleaning service? Anyone had it done and was it worthwhile??

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      05-04-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Nope, just use a bottle of techron every so often and you'll be fine
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      05-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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should we even be doing this on our m3s? thought fuel injection cleaner was gimmicky and for lower end cars?
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should we even be doing this on our m3s? thought fuel injection cleaner was gimmicky and for lower end cars?
Generally that is true, I use techron, because it is the exact same formulation as the BMW fuel injection cleaner sold at the dealer. It helps with rough idle and keeps valves and fuel injectors clean

That said I wouldn't use too frequently. I run a small bottle before every oil change.
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      05-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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Can of seafoam every 5,000 or so will clean your system well. I use Shell gas exclusively.
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should we even be doing this on our m3s? thought fuel injection cleaner was gimmicky and for lower end cars?
Techron is legit
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Techron is good stuff
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Can you use these fuel additives when supercharged?
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Can of seafoam every 5,000 or so will clean your system well. I use Shell gas exclusively.
You couldn't pay me enough to use Seafoam and certainly not at that interval.
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Sea foam is junk sorry
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Can you use these fuel additives when supercharged?
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Yes. It seems to work well, but then again so does techron
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Sea foam is junk sorry
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Sea foam sounds scary.. not in the M3...

OP buy techron... just bought 4 bottles at O'reiley was on sale for 12.99 the 20 gallon one and buy one get one free...
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It almost seems that you guys have an aversion to Seafoam.
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