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Fuel additives -- not really an answer to FI problems

Fuel isn't what kills FI.  Neglect and improper maintenance kills FI.  Keep 
the engine reasonably clean (don't let a lot of oil & dust build up), 
insure all of the wires are insulated with no wires rubbing off their 
insulation, the connection points are clean with as much metal to metal 
contact as possible and don't forget about the cleaning the ground straps 
and battery terminals!  Improper voltage from resistive-inducing corrosion 
causes many weird problems.  Also, when replacing wire connectors be 
conscience about the metals the connectors connect to.  Some dissimilar 
metals, such as aluminum and copper, can corrode when in contact with each 
other resulting in a highly resistive connection that can (ultimately) stop 
the current flow.

This is a good process for carbed engines as well...
     Toby "anal retentive" Erkson
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L for sale
     Portland, Oregon, USA

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Subject: Re: HELP! My '73 squareback died!
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    5/28/97 8:22 AM

I have heard this a lot...when the FI works it's great...when it doesn't
it's al living nightmare.  And I believe it too because I had all kinds of
heartache with my 70's FI system.

Are there any special maintenence tips to keep your FI system alive?  Any
fuel additives that you fellow T3'er swear by?

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