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Lowey
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PostSubject: Injector Maintenance    Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:37 am

Could anybody tell me if any maintenance is required on fuel injectors ie cleaning or adjusting etc.?
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:40 pm

I don't think the injectors are serviceable items Jeff, I just use the expensive petrol every 4th fill up, it's supposed to have more cleaning agents in it? I also put Redex in a couple of times a year to keep things clean,.

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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:23 pm

Thanks for your speedy reply Sim, it sounds good advice.

Glad you like my little bit of humour with the  self declared ranking, I wonder if a Gold and Silver star system will be introduced next.
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:07 pm

I think redex is the key, dave swears by it. Preventative medicine is always the best medicine
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:07 pm

I agree with the other posts, a fuel additive is all that is usually needed to keep them in tip top condition. Redex is allegedly good stuff. 
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Lowey
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:09 am

Many years ago I remember my father fuelling his car up, asking for two gallons and two shots I assume the shots were a type redex.
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:28 am

Not sure but Jeff but I clearly remember going to the garage and filling up & asking for a shot at 25 to 1 but that was oil in the petrol rather than anything else. That was in the 2 stroke days when I never had a separate oil tank on my bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:05 am

This is the shots my father used to ask for,  it was redex, the container was kept at the side of the petrol pump.

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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:37 am

So as you now know what the actual container used was can you tell us what was in it, I am presuming it wasn't oil as you have not mentioned my last post?
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:40 am

No it wasn't oil for two stroke, is was redex.


I remember having to tell the pump attendant what mix I required in my early days of biking, when I had scooters and two stroke bikes without a separate oil tank.


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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:48 am

I am not saying it was oil for two strokes, I am just saying that filling up a two stroke is the last time I recall asking the petrol pump attendant for a shot. I have no idea what was used by older vehicles in in ways that are not current, I'm to young.   
Redex is just a make, in the same way that Ford, Samsung or Players is. It is just a company name that is responsible for many products.
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:55 am

I assume it was redex fuel additive to keep the carburettor and fuelling in good order.
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:58 am

I need to find this out, it interests me.
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Lowey
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:59 am

Your findings will be interesting to hear.
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:35 am

Done my bit of research on what your dad got the attendant to add Jeff, via a phone call.    
The Redex that your dad had added to his fuel by the attendant was used in part as an upper cylinder lubricant, as the oils of yesteryear were not all that. It also helped stop carbon build up on the valves & more.
So it had many similarities to the Redex fuel additive we use today.  
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Lowey
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PostSubject: Re: Injector Maintenance    Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:52 pm

Well thanks for that, the car he had then was a Ford Prefect or Popular not too sure which so it probably needed all the help it could get.
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