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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering if anyone has had experience with this?

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Dunno.. met a few mechanics that were on the bottle though.. they usually don't work so well.

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I'm sure it's not much different than any other fuel system cleaner. It will probably work ok if the carbs are only slightly dirty. Anything more than that and you will need to take them off and give them a proper cleaning.

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I'm sure it's not much different than any other fuel system cleaner. It will probably work ok if the carbs are only slightly dirty. Anything more than that and you will need to take them off and give them a proper cleaning.
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I'm sure it's not much different than any other fuel system cleaner. It will probably work ok if the carbs are only slightly dirty. Anything more than that and you will need to take them off and give them a proper cleaning.
yep. same stuff. different bottle and name.

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Mechanic in a Bottle
I'm not big on additives unless it's a fuel stabilizer to be used for extended storage.

To me, all that stuff is just "snake oil" designed to get money out of your pocket and into theirs. In fact, those products work very good at getting money out of our pockets.

Next time you're in an automotive parts store, check out the additive isle. It's amazing how many different additives are on the market these days. Pep Boys has one full isle; top to bottom and on both sides of the isle filled with every additive known to mankind that fixes everything from an oil leak, to a radiator leak to a lazy transmission to you name it.........

But getting back to your question, I've never used "Mechanic in a Bottle" so I can't give any advice........

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Think I'll pass on this one then. Lucas Deep Clean did what I needed it to do in the spring (i.e. knock the "sitting around the dealership" goo out of the carbs.)

I'm getting just under 60 mpg on summer gas, 54-55 on winter gas so I'm going to leave it alone for now.

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