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Old 12-09-2001, 10:51 PM
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Anything I can do to make my car happy?

Hey guys, I have a 1992 300E with 106k miles on it. My dad says that he took it through all the preventative maintenence as outlined in the little booklet. I, however, seriosly doubt that considering he is of the group that thinks you shouldn't even look at it unless its broken. My question is, is there anything in the way of chemicals <--sounds pretty bad that I could/should put in the car to clean out the injectors, purify the engine, whatever else you wanna call it...? I did a little reading, and ive heard some bad things about injector cleaners. I wasn't gonna put anything in in the firstplace, but then I thought that the engine is getting old, and I might as well see if there is anything I can use to clean it out so maybe I can get most of that 177hp kicking. Any suggestions? Comments? Warnings about engine cleaners? Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2001, 01:13 PM
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At 106K, a properly maintained engine shouldn't need any internal flushing, but here's a thread about a "de-carbonizer" that is supposedly effective in doing just what the name says. It's volatile stuff, and instructions must be followed carefully.

Where to buy X-66 decarbonizer?

Brake, oil and coolant flush would be the only things I would consider doing. I would also recommend MB coolant only if not already present in the system (but that is another can of worms in this forum).

There are two schools of thought as far as transmission fluid change after 100K. Personally, I wouldn't mess with it unless already cracking open the case to fix some other problem.

Try Chevron Techtron fuel if it's available in your area. Many forum members swear by it as far as keeping the combustion chambers clean.
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