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Old October 22nd, 2006, 11:22 AM
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LR Fuel System Conditioner

Over the years I have put in about 3 bottles of LR Fuel Sys Conditioner. I understand it is meant to protect against sticking valves etc so I have used it. I cant help but think that it is way too expensive at about $15 per bottle. I imagine that it is just STP or something but I am not knowledgable on things like this and it could be a huge cost savings to use a cheaper alternative to achieve the same results.

On the bottle it says it contains petrol distillates as well as...... alkylpolyalkoxidealkoxated amines (try saying that 3 times fast)

I looked on some bottles of STP and some other fuel additives at the auto parts store but none of the ones I looked at listed any ingredients. The fact that nothing was listed on their bottles struck me as odd since I thought for poison control purposes they needed to have that listed.

Does anyone know if this is as valuable as LR would have us believe and if there are any less expensive alternatives??
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 05:52 PM
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none just use a quality fuel and "blow it out" occasionally
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:28 PM
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none just use a quality fuel and "blow it out" occasionally
what do you mean by that? use a high octane 93 every once and a while?
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 07:08 PM
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I believe that the LR fuel conditioner is made by Chevron and sold at auto parts stores as Techron fuel system cleaner.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 07:23 PM
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what do you mean by that? use a high octane 93 every once and a while?
I run 93 exclusively. 97 manual suggests it and it runs like crap without it.

Most shops can clean you intake system as well....

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 07:30 PM
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well if you maintain the truck well and put quality lubricants and fuel in it I dont see the need for any additives. I think its all snake oil. I havent ever put anything other than 93 in my truck so.. I wonder those Shell V-Power ads seem like sucker bait I typically use Amoco.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 08:53 PM
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I use Lucas products. I use them in my fuel every few tanks to keep things clean. I just started doing it lately, so I have no idea if it really is Snakeoil. If it is, it's only $5 at autozone, so I am not out that much. Preventative maintenance as far as I am concerned.
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I've heard good things about Seafoam. I can't comment one way or another.
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