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I never had a diesel truck long enough to need it. But my truck is starting a little rough these days and I want use injector cleaner. Because that is an easy first thing to do.

In Thailand what should I buy and how should I apply it?

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From experience cleaning injectors after varnish build up was an uphill struggle. I had some where ultra-sound was the only fix. If you think you have injector varnish buildup, do some YouTube searching and listen to reviews on products, perhaps there is now some miracle fix, sift through them...

 

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I would not add it to the fuel as this stuff can cause abrasion to piston rings and bores. Best to remove the injectors for cleaning. Or buy new injectors. (I found some on Alibaba that were much cheaper then genuine originals, they work fine and restored performance).

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2 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

I would not add it to the fuel as this stuff can cause abrasion to piston rings and bores. Best to remove the injectors for cleaning. Or buy new injectors. (I found some on Alibaba that were much cheaper then genuine originals, they work fine and restored performance).

Not much of a diesel guy, never removed injectors. Is it a big process, or fairly straightforward.

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... decant he specified quantity to ensure proper ratios

 

decant directly at the time of filling the tank

 

don't pre-decant into jerrycans, as some gelified buildups gather over (storage) time at the bottom...

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15 minutes ago, canuckamuck said:

Would it be better to try a fuel conditioner first?

I use STP and can feel the difference,also used RedX and never saw

any difference, STP you can find it on LAZADA, look at them all as

there is a big difference in price, STP have been around since 1954,

don't think they would be still in business if the products they sold

did not work.try it first,better than taking injectors out to be serviced.

regards worgeordie

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4 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

But my truck is starting a little rough these days and I want use injector cleaner.

The diesel you buy has injector cleaner already, if it is starting rough it sounds like maybe a diesel DVF exhaust problem,  get it cleaned out and rev the bollos out of it,  if you have just been driving around like a pussy or like an old lady, diesel don't like it. 

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19 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

The diesel you buy has injector cleaner already, if it is starting rough it sounds like maybe a diesel DVF exhaust problem,  get it cleaned out and rev the bollos out of it,  if you have just been driving around like a pussy or like an old lady, diesel don't like it. 

I googled DVF and came up with nothing useful. Is it like the O2 sensor?

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1 minute ago, alan grice said:

Rev the nuts of it first.!.


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11 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

diesel DVF exhaust

Apologies typo, a diesel engine with DPF in the exhaust system needs cleaning on some motors, older Isuzu's models for one need taken care off every 30,000K usually. 

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Just as an opinion, what RPM rate and length of time would be considered revving the bollos out of it?

 

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