Diesel injector cleaner

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I have a '04 Tucson CRDI which has just covered 100,000 miles. It runs very well, been serviced regularly etc. BUT it has a slight mis-fire (on just one cylinder I think) between 1500 & 1900 rpm. Most noticeable on gentle acceleration or slight inclines. Recently I put through some fuel additive injector cleaner (Liqui-moly) and it did help but hasn't cleared it completely.
I was wanting to try some different brands, I've seen Hydra Diesel Power Blast, Forté, Redex etc. etc. among others, but I would like to know if anyone who has personal experience could recommend one.
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i use Millers Diesel Power Ecomax i can notice a difference in performance when used

word of warning your not suppose to mix different cleaners at the same time

you may have to replace the injector itself if fuel treatments don't help

good luck
 

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i use Millers Diesel Power Ecomax i can notice a difference in performance when used

word of warning your not suppose to mix different cleaners at the same time

you may have to replace the injector itself if fuel treatments don't help

good luck
Yes, I did see Millers, and old-school name! Is that an actual cleaner though or just a cetane booster? I'm not looking to boost performance as such, I just want to clear the mis-fire.

I'm trying everything before replacing any injectors; for one a recon one is about £200, plus I don't know which one is guilty - if indeed that is the problem.

Thanks for the tip re. not mixing different types :)
 

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Was having issues with my 74k mile diesel. AA man advised Forte Advanced Formula Diesel treatment.

It's not the cheapest out there but added it to full tank and worked a treat !!
 

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When i had problem with injector on my A4 B7 i used SONAX Diesel system cleaner - code no 05181000 and get rid of the +values.
Hope it helps !
Cheers !
 

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Always thought this stuff was like snake oil :)
I suspect some of them are, but I have had positive results in the past from locally available anonymous brands, I'm hoping the known ones will do an even better job.
I see Forté offer a triple pack; Injector, turbo & DPF cleaner. I will give that a go & report back.
 

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Hi,I used
Diesel Catalytic Converter Cleaner 500ml
On my 07 Renault Laguna when failed CO2 Exhaust MOT test .as a result it passed the following test ,give it a try and good luck.
  • > Decreases soot and regenerates Diesel Particulate Filters.
  • > Regenerates and cleans Injection systems
  • > Attacks carbon build up on diesel injectors
  • > Burns away Carbon deposits
  • > Increases fuel efficiency & performance
  • > Cleans EGR valves
 

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I suspect some of them are, but I have had positive results in the past from locally available anonymous brands, I'm hoping the known ones will do an even better job.
I see Forté offer a triple pack; Injector, turbo & DPF cleaner. I will give that a go & report back.
Now DPF cleaner is snake oil lol
 
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Don't know how relevant this is but my diesel car is about 10 years old and has done over 140,000 miles so decided to go down the Hydrogen Carbon Cleaning route.
Previously, I too would spend between £5 and £10 on a bottle of something, every time I went to Halfords, which was meant to work wonders on the car engine's internals. Watched loads of videos on YouTube about it and decided to try it as opposed to TerraClean which is more involved and requires disconnecting the fuel pipes, etc., and is more expensive.
Upshot is that it's early days but can definitely tell the difference sound wise, especially from cold start, much quieter and smoother. But, like I said it's early days so will continue to check fuel return figures before weather starts to get colder ;)
 
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