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      06-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #69
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Drives: '06 325i and '13 X5
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Originally Posted by jbnery6465 View Post
I've used Techron before on previous vehicles and works fine. I noticed that the Lucas product is also a "Lubricant" in addition to a valve cleaner. Are there any concerns with the "Lubricant" aspect of it, especially if I were to use this on a long term basis? Would there be any harm if I used Lucas for 1 tank, and several tanks later decided to use Techron?
I wouldn't use it only because I am not sure if it is equivalent to Techron which BMW uses. Someone on one of the threads posted something about Lucas being different for various reasons. My attitude is, why risk it.
If no codes are being thrown use Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner (concentrate). It solves rpm fluctuating upon cold start-up. Also, for most BMW problems start off by scanning your car with the Peake Research Tool. It contains the actual BMW codes. If you want to register a newly installed battery for free (just buy a $10 cable) and google/download BMWLogger