318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Technical, Maintenance and Modifications > Maintenance

Notices

Maintenance Service Interval questions, oil change info.

.
» Recent Threads
WTB: 318ti clubsport in...
05-21-2021 02:08 PM
Last post by jasminemicheal
Yesterday 11:55 AM
6 Replies, 2,401 Views
WTB: Manual 318ti
05-17-2021 09:34 PM
Last post by jasminemicheal
Yesterday 11:54 AM
3 Replies, 2,453 Views
WTB: M-Tech molding
06-25-2021 02:07 AM
Last post by jasminemicheal
Yesterday 11:54 AM
3 Replies, 3,709 Views
New
Yesterday 11:53 AM
Last post by jasminemicheal
Yesterday 11:53 AM
0 Replies, 69 Views
BMW type 32 alloy wheels...
07-22-2021 02:41 AM
Last post by old_sports_cars
07-22-2021 02:41 AM
0 Replies, 267 Views
15x6 steel wheels and...
07-22-2021 02:36 AM
Last post by old_sports_cars
07-22-2021 02:36 AM
0 Replies, 100 Views
Colorado Front Range...
07-11-2021 03:23 PM
Last post by b0m
07-20-2021 04:56 AM
9 Replies, 1,017 Views
'95 Boston Green, ALL...
06-29-2021 04:24 PM
Last post by 06MR6
07-20-2021 01:20 AM
8 Replies, 2,513 Views
WMD 456 Supercharger Kit...
07-13-2021 09:28 AM
Last post by MisterM52
07-16-2021 10:12 AM
2 Replies, 625 Views
recommendations for...
07-13-2021 04:48 AM
Last post by happysloth
07-15-2021 12:07 AM
2 Replies, 537 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2005, 02:57 AM   #1
redbeemer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)
Default Fuel additives+Fuel filter replacement

I have been putting something called stepco in my fuel for the last few months and it cleans the fuel filter. Besides the obvious changes needed (oil, air) is there anything i should be looking out for or that could be the cause of problems.
redbeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
gooten1
Senior Member
 
gooten1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 528
iTrader: (0)
Default

Do you have any problems now? Or are you just adding this Stepco to prevent future problems? I haven't heard of it before. Are you having problems with your fuel system?

I've used additives a few times, mainly Marvel Mystery Oil, added to my oil and fuel. That helps protect the system a bit more.
gooten1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 03:21 AM   #3
cali-ti
aka Stabby
 
cali-ti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mead, CO
Posts: 5,360
iTrader: (0)
Default

it cleans the fuel FILTER or fuel INJECTORS? the fuel filter's job is to make sure bad things don't make it to the upstream fueling system which would cause problems for the injectors and such.

generally i'll use lubro moly injector cleaner (couple cans in a full tank of gas) and then change the fuel filter once that's run through.
__________________
1996 318ti, California package, 267k miles
current mods: bilstein sports, bavauto springs, e30 m3 LCABs, solid metal ball joints, bavauto RSMs w/reinforcements, e30 3.73 LSD & halfshafts, supersprint cat-back exhaust, turner rear sway bar reinforcements, IE poly subframe & RTABs + camber/toe kits, powdercoated e36 32x front calipers, sport mirrors, H&R 28mmF/19mmR sway bars, x-brace, auto solutions SSK w/poly bushing upgrade, BMW CD43 head unit, DICE HD Radio w/iPod integration and "stealth" HD antenna, staggered style 68s, orange electronic TPMS, leather arm rest, JT Designs metal undertray

acquired and awaiting install: heated seat kit, cali top switch relo, lumbar support kit, park distance control kit, heated washer nozzle kit, m-coupe rear subframe, trailing arms, differential, and halfshafts, m-coupe front/rear brakes with master cylinder, under hood light kit, mud flaps, rear sun blind, auto-dimming rear view mirror, tilt steering wheel retrofit, apexcone 5000K HIDs with 55W ballasts




2002 X5 4.4 Sport Package, 53.5k miles
Current Mods: e46 m3 steering wheel
cali-ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 05:13 AM   #4
ZeroG
I miss my Ti....... :(
 
ZeroG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 828
iTrader: (1)
Default Additives ..

I have not used that many fuel additives some of my favorites are Jetron by Lubro Molly as I use that kind of oil. Also touline is a paint thiner that can be supplemented as an octane booster. It is a lot cheaper and just as effective. There are tons of guys that dump it in there gas tank with every fill up.

-Chad
__________________
http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=216155210106
"The faster you go, the sooner you get there"
ZeroG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 07:58 PM   #5
Mothman
Senior Member
 
Mothman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 420
Vehicles
iTrader: (0)
Default

Try to stay away from letting your fuel tank run so low. Yes, I know that gas prices are high, but try to stay away from running you fuel tank dry!
Mothman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 08:08 PM   #6
GDB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tyler, TX
Posts: 1,022
iTrader: (0)
Default

sea foam is the only additive that i've ever used and I love it.
__________________
Member #1 Keep E46 Bumpers off E36s Club
http://www.geocities.com/guywiththebluecar/GDBsig2.bmp
GDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 11:08 PM   #7
jflip2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Posts: 500
iTrader: (0)
Default

I work at an auto parts store, so needless to say, we sell a lot of additives. I use lucas fuel treatment along with the additive for synthetic oils. The fuel treatment cleans the injectors, but it also lubricates all the parts, like the fuel pump and what not.

I put it in my girlfriends camaro also, and the nedle doesn't move, its crazy. My case isn't so extreme (probably because I have a heavy foot), but my economy is a lot better, and my acceleration is way better also. I'd use it once evey 6-8 fill ups. Its pretty afordable too, about $3.99 list price. That's enough for one fill up.
__________________
Joe, In San Luis Obispo
E30-> '96 TI sport -> E30 -> '96 TI
jflip2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:51 PM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2021, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 82.45 k/97.98 k (15.85%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.