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    Charlie, there's a guy I know who's been told by the dealer that his car needs or is due for an Induction Flush. Is that like Halogen Fluid or is it real?

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    It's an upper engine and fuel system cleaning.

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    An induction service consists of 'flushing' chemicals through the vacuum side of the air intake system at the intake manifold. It generally also includes a manual cleaning of the throttle body.
    There are a few threads on the subject.


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    If it is not recommended in the owners manual at one of the service intervals, I'd avoid it, especially if he is not experiencing any sort of issue.

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    It sounds expensive. I have never heard that term before.

    Did they offer to change the headlight fluid to?
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    Generally the service is $100-150

    I think it's a good thing to do because the mpg and performance loss from buildup is gradual.
    It's a personal preference. I don't clean mine as often now that I have a catch can, but I look at my TB often. (pretty much every time I empty the catch can)


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    Quote Originally Posted by edfiero View Post
    If it is not recommended in the owners manual at one of the service intervals, I'd avoid it, especially if he is not experiencing any sort of issue.
    Most items are listed as 'inspect' the fuel and induction systems are in that list. There's no way to know how dirty your air is so there's no way to recommend an interval.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedMom View Post
    Generally the service is $100-150

    I think it's a good thing to do because the mpg and performance loss from buildup is gradual.
    It's a personal preference. I don't clean mine as often now that I have a catch can, but I look at my TB often. (pretty much every time I empty the catch can)


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    My service adviser and lead tech said the same thing to me as what you stated. They even mentioned the catch can that helps keep things cleaned but still recommends this but not as often.
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    Haha! Yea. I worked 5 years for Firedtone, 1 year at a chevy store and 4 years at a GMC/Buick/*Pontiac* store. I quit to join the Magnuson team. On Sunday I went to Costco for a new tv, and I ran into two old customers that both said they still missed me and they don't trust the writers at my old dealership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedMom View Post
    Haha! Yea. I worked 5 years for Firedtone, 1 year at a chevy store and 4 years at a GMC/Buick/*Pontiac* store. I quit to join the Magnuson team. On Sunday I went to Costco for a new tv, and I ran into two old customers that both said they still missed me and they don't trust the writers at my old dealership.

    I believe in honesty. Sadly, I was part of a dying breed.
    So true! Very rear their are any honest advisers anymore. My last one left ..she became the parts manager for Buick/GMC Dodge Jeep. Now I have a guy who is trying to make good on all the customers that trusted in her. We will see.
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