Originally Posted by TomatoSoup
You GOTTA be kidding! If they are doing a fuel injector clean, that means they are just dumping cleaner into the fuel tank... and charging you $76+$15 for all that 'effort'! Even the $53 for the cleaner is hugely overpriced. There's no other way of cleaning the injectors without removing them (and that would cost a bunch more than this).
Just DIY if you want to do this, see the thread over on the Sol Forum... Intake sludge - Pontiac Solstice Forum
Originally Posted by DaveOC
I think we have a winner up above in boldface.
Seriously, I can't find that procedure in any of my owners manuals.
Originally Posted by GS Stage 1
Thanks for the replies, everyone:
So I really don't think I am going to agree to their "recommended service".
...Odd that they didn't mention this supposed "GM recommended Service of Injectors" when they were obligated to provide "all service for free", isn't it?
Since I can find no "official" recommendation from GM anywhere to have this process done, I am going to say no thanks.
When I took mine into the dealer for the Camshaft Position Solenoid problem I also had some of the 30K service done (which by itself was a bit of the service dept looking for work since our manual only has service every 25K). They said something about fuel system cleaning, and mentioned a procedure like the one your described. I politely declined. The owner's manual doesn't say anything anywhere about fuel system cleaning. It mentions it briefly in the fuel section but says:
To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States
are now required to contain additives that help prevent
engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing
the emission control system to work properly. In most
cases, you should not have to add anything to the fuel...
...To help keep fuel injectors and intake valves clean,
or if your vehicle experiences problems due to dirty
injectors or valves, look for gasoline that is advertised
as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Also, your dealer/retailer
has additives that will help correct and prevent most
Now, the real world sometimes doesn't cooperate, but I'd say if you're not having problems you can trace back to the fuel system, and you always use decent gasoline you should not ever need to pay your Stealer for unneccesary fuel system cleaning.