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Engine Conditioner

A friend tried to get me to put something in my gas tank he said was an “engine conditioner.” Does anyone know exactly what that is?

Is your car running well? Don’t put anything in there except gasoline.

Not running well? It’s possible a fuel system cleaner like Techron might help.

It wouldn’t be unwise to use something with PEA (a chemical compound) in it ( Tehcron, REGANE COMPLETE, Amsoil PI) to clean the injectors and combustion chambers every once and a while. This is a newer issue with shorter trip engines. Seafoam would also be a good product, but not as effective.

Many times degraded drivability is so subtle on a day to day basis that you never notice it.