Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

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Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby TBJ on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 5:18 +0000

With the recent purchase of my SR5 Hilux and my first Diesel, I'm want to get into doing my own basic maintenance/preventative maintenance, I was thinking about injector cleaners as I used to use them on my petrol engines, but I don't know which one is the best for these D4D Turbo Diesel engines, and also how often to do it for Diesels, I've heard from every 10,000kms to every month or 2? so what do you guys recommend? also what are some other things that I should be doing regularly?
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Re: Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby dave g on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 5:45 +0000

Hi tbj same more info on the ute age, km,mods, so we can see the condition. Service history.
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Re: Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby Andyfive on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 5:47 +0000

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Re: Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby TBJ on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 6:07 +0000

dave g wrote:Hi tbj same more info on the ute age, km,mods, so we can see the condition. Service history.


It's a 2012, 110,000kms, full service history every 10-11,000km, I had it serviced first thing after I bought it about 2,500km ago, I bought it stock, only mods I've done so far are Bar and UHF with a snorkel and some Lights that I've just got to find time to install.
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Re: Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby dave g on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 7:08 +0000

I wood get a techstream done and find out where your values are at
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Re: Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby TBJ on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 7:52 +0000

dave g wrote:I wood get a techstream done and find out where your values are at


Where would you suggest I can get one done? also how much there abouts?
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Re: Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby jas6395 on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:06 +0000

Buy the Techstream cable from eBay, it’s called Techstream mini vci or something like that. I have the 1.4 firmware cable, I read that the 2.0.4 one is better for some reason but mine works ok. Price is around $30 for the 1.4 and $100 for the 2.0.4
It comes with the software but if you can’t get it working send me a message and I can help you out.

If you’re on Facebook join 1kd forever crew, 1kd injectors only and what ever other pages are linked to those, a wealth of information from the 1kd guru. On the injector page you can upload a screenshot of your Techstream data and Anthony will diagnose it for you. Great bloke.

As far as additives, I would only run straight diesel unless you have an issue.

You’ve got a good low km ute, change the fuel filter every service, buy one of these https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3198851914
So you can check the oil pickup screen for blockages through the drain plug when changing the oil.

When fitting your snorkel use wiss snips to cut the big hole, heaps easier than a hole saw.’
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Re: Diesel Injector Cleaners? Which one and How often?

Postby DeadlyBeast on Thu, 06 Dec 2018 6:46 +0000

This is a good thread to read Injector Service
Have a read what JustAuto and Boxhead say - they know their stuff

Diesel is hydroscopic. For an older tank some will say the best thing you can do is keep the fuel clean - drop the fuel tank get it clean of bacteria/fungi microbe build up if overgrowth suspected.
Add a product like fuel doctor to prevent diesel bug crud build up and add a 2ndary filter.
Pre or Secondary Filter
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