Keep Engines in Top Shape,
Trim Fuel Bills
.....An engine, just like the human body, needs an entire
fitness program to stay healthy. From the fuel you put it
in, to how hard and frequently you run it, to how you take
care of it, it's all about regular maintenance and a great
diet to deliver great performance, power and efficiency.
.....No matter what grade of gas is used in a vehicle, there's
always a by-product as part of the normal combustion process.
This slowly builds carbon, gums, resins, varnishes and soot
in the engine. And just like fat build-up in the blood vessels,
it robs the engine of power and performance. To prevent this
build-up, car owners should clean their fuel systems regularly
to eliminate deposits in the engine.
....."Whether you have a high-performance car that you
like to drive aggressively, or an older car that just gets
you to and from work, you have to put your engine on a fitness
program to ensure it has the best possible fuel economy, horsepower
and performance," said Duane Richardson, 3M AAD Technical
Service Manager. "In today's economy, more and more consumers
want to reduce their maintenance costs, prolong the lives
of their vehicles and improve their gas mileage. An engine
fitness program is the best way to accomplish this, and now
do-it-yourselfers can do this at home at a third of the cost
of a trip to the service center."
.....The new 3M Do-It-Yourself Fuel System Tune-Up Kit allows
a DIYer with basic automotive skills to perform a professional
fuel system cleaning at home. The kit cleans fuel injectors,
intake manifold, intake valves, combustion chambers and throttle
plate with the same trusted 3M products used by automotive
professionals. Each kit contains 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner,
3M Do-It-Yourself Intake System Cleaner, 3M Throttle Plate
and Carb Cleaner, and an instructional DVD.
....."This is like angioplasty for your car," said
Richardson. "It cleans out your car's system and maximizes
the performance. It can reduce premature detonation that affects
engine timing and reduces acceleration power. It also can
reduce emissions, which is particularly important in meeting
emissions certificate requirements."
.....Compared to similar services at automotive service center,
the 3M Do-It-Yourself Fuel System Tune-Up Kit costs one-third
less at $45 MSRP. And, it requires no expensive hardware or
To use the 3M Do-It-Yourself Fuel System Tune-Up Kit is
takes less than 45 minutes and requires only basic
The simple steps include:
1. With the engine OFF: Access your engine's throttle
plate inside the throttle body. Secure the end of the 3M Do-it-Yourself
Intake System Cleaner hose directly in front of the throttle
plate. Set the Intake System Cleaner can in an upright position
in a safe location away from electronic components and hot
or moving parts.
Turn engine ON: Increase RPMs 500 to 1,000 above base
idle speed. Press firmly on the actuator to lock it on. The
cleaner flows through the long delivery hose at a controlled
rate and will take about 15 minutes to empty. Once empty,
decrease the engine speed to idle and turn the engine OFF.
Remove hose and empty can.
2. Engine OFF: Use 3M Throttle Plate and Carb Cleaner
to spray clean any remaining deposits from the throttle plate
and surrounding throttle body area. It also will provide lubrication.
Reassemble all under-hood parts.
3. Pour the 3M Complete Fuel System Cleaner into your
gas tank at the recommended dosage to clean all of the critical
engine areas including the fuel injectors. Drive the vehicle
for 10 to 15 minutes immediately after using the kit.
.....The 3M Car Care product line is a comprehensive line
of 3M products for automotive maintenance. The innovative
product line includes performance cleaning products, waxes,
compounds, glazes, adhesives, abrasives and specialty products,
previously available exclusively to the professional market.
3M's Automotive Aftermarket Division serves the automobile
owner and hobbyist as well as professional body shop, recreational
vehicle and mechanical service markets.
The 3M Car Care product line can be found at leading automotive
aftermarket retailers and online through select distributors.
For more information on 3M Car Care products, visit www.3Mcarcare.com.