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Us vette guys use Techron every 6-8 fillups or at least twice a year.
So then it's the Techron "Fuel System" treatment and not the Pro-Guard Fuel Injector cleaner?
Where can you readily buy this stuff and what's the cost?
I remember Chevron at their gas statons you could buy a carbon deposit remover which was for the engine in a black bottle with gold trim. It cost over $10 a bottle as I remember it over 5 years ago or so. Now I haven't seen that product in a while. Was it discontinued? It is suppose to clean up the carbon in the engine.
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I worked in the Chevron Research Center for 18 years and can say that it is truly a good product. Chevron Oronite additive division sells the same chemical to other companies as well. You take some chance buying a non-Chevron brand, but look for heavy plastic bottles. These heavy walled bottles are needed to keep bottle form as the additive will absorbe oxygen from the dead air space (ullage) and cause a slight vacuum. As WalMart has carried Techron, there isn't a lot of need to shop for other low priced replacements.

I also use Chevron Delo 400 for engine oil for older engines with slider follower cams as it still has sufficient Zinc Dithiophosphate antiware additive to protect these cams. I formulated Delo for 8 years, and formulated engine oils for other oil comanies for years. Good Luck with techron,
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Originally Posted by YO-EL View Post
Us vette guys use Techron every 6-8 fillups or at least twice a year.
But that's the Pro-Guard fuel injector cleaner and not the fuel system concentrate for whole system.
Per Chevron Techon website they sell other cleaners like valve cleaner and one for the engine cleaning and deposits but they probably banned them for sale here in California. I can't find these anywhere.
All I can find is the Pro Guard Fuel Injector cleaner and the Gasoline treatment system.

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On my 07 suburban I've put in chevron 87 oct since day one. I've got 183000 miles on it. Never ever had any any mechanical problems to this day. Only did a 100k mile service and transmission fluid and air filter change every 50k and tires and brakes if course. I also use chevron in all my cars. Will not use any other brand period.


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I bought the 20 oz. size MUCH cheaper than the one you linked to from Advance Auto Parts. I bought over $75 worth for free shipping plus make sure you use the discount code at the top of the page. My adjusted price with the discount came out to less than $75 but if you call their customer service to place the order, they override everything and provide free shipping anyway.
Buy Chevron Techron Concentrate Fuel System Cleaner (20 oz.) 65740 at Advance Auto Parts
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I bought a 12 pack from Cosco, 14-15.00 for 12 bottles
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Originally Posted by dizzyD View Post
I bought a 12 pack from Cosco, 14-15.00 for 12 bottles
But that is the fuel injector cleaner. This other is concentrate for the whole fuel system.
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I know this is old but advance has 20oz techrons buy 1 get 1 free!!!

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Originally Posted by Rpaulg87 View Post
So after reading everywhere about how incredible Techrons fuel system cleaner is (not their cheaper fuel injector cleaner) I decided to put some in my tank two days ago on fill up (20 gallon treatment).

I was experiencing some rough idleing prior in the SRT, but I know compared to typical cars they do "rock" (shake the car) more due to the cam according to SRT.
Anyway, mine felt as if it was rocking a lot more than usual\not very smooth, I could easily feel the car "shake" me when just sitting in traffic, so basically idle in general, driving otherwise it was perfect. So far I'm about half a way through a tank maybe a little more, and WOW. In traffic it idles SO much smoother now, before it felt like a rough cam kinda going down and up down and up with or without A\C, it just seems to run so much smoother now and the treatment isn't even done.

I waited until my tank was pretty much completely empty, then poured the Techron in, then filled up with 93, then drove it pretty hard, I'm still amazed at how quickly I have noticed a difference, maybe it just sucked up all the Techron at the start, either way, USE THIS STUFF, clearly people aren't making this up.
You mean that ProGuard fuel injector cleaner by Chevron is the cheaper version? Have you tried the Redline version or Amsoil version of Techron on steroids? A long time ago you could buy a black bottle with gold print on it at a Chevron gas station and it was suppose to clean up your valves, free of carbon, fuel injectors.
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Your local auto store should have this much cheaper... about $7 on average, better on sale.
I have used this for years on all my vehicles. It's very good!
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