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Old 03-18-2005, 06:57 AM   #1
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I am wondering, what cleaning should be done to the engine. I change the air filter, oil filter, and transmission filter on a regular basis, but what else needs to be changed/cleaned. Also I am wondering what is the best fuel injecter cleaner? I hear that techron is the only true cleaner but what have other saturn fans used and experienced?

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Old 03-18-2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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Greased Lightning fuel injector cleaner works great! Get the 12000 mile one.
That's what I used and when I took apart my engine I could tell it worked. The intake port was fairly clean as well as the intake valves. The pistons were fairly clean as well, same to the cylinders. My combustion chamber was a little overcaked so I'm not sure it could help those deposits at all. The exhaust side was alright, but much more deposits of course.

Clean your throttle body and maybe your EGR as well if you want. Clean the coil pack towers and bolts/washers.

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Old 03-18-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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uhh, isnt the combustion chamber your cylinder?

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Old 03-18-2005, 05:13 PM   #4
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uhh, isnt the combustion chamber your cylinder?
combustion chamber is usually the top part, on the head with your valves. The cylinder is usually the piston and actual walls of the chamber. Very little of the cylinder is actually exposed during compustion because the piston is at the top.

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Old 03-18-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
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combustion chamber is usually the top part, on the head with your valves. The cylinder is usually the piston and actual walls of the chamber. Very little of the cylinder is actually exposed during compustion because the piston is at the top.


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NICE ONE razorbak...lol.

Do an MMO soak as well

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