Can Iso-Heet be used in FEH? - GreenHybrid - Hybrid Cars
GreenHybrid Interactive Hybrid Car Resource
Home Discuss Articles Compare Share Shop   Hybrid Car Forums   Tech Information   Mileage & Specs   Photo Gallery   Buying Guide  
GreenHybrid Mileage Database - Click here to track your MPG! Join Hybrid car discussions today - Create a FREE GreenHybrid Account

Go Back   GreenHybrid - Hybrid Cars > Hybrid Cars > Ford Motor Company > Ford Escape Hybrid

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-31-2009, 03:30 PM
Matt D's Avatar

Location: Chicagoland
Hybrids: 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid
Posts: 14
Default Can Iso-Heet be used in FEH?

I've always used Iso-Heet in all of my vehicles in the past, but this is my first Hybrid. What do you all think? Is it safe to use on our vehicles?

Here is the info on it:

#1 selling Brand of premium gas-line antifreeze.
Absorbs 5 times more water than regular gas-line antifreeze.
Cleans fuel injectors and carburetors.
Designed for year round use in all 2-cycle and 4-cycle gas & diesel engines.
Removes water from fuel system.
Prevents rust and corrosion.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:42 PM
colchiro's Avatar
Pretty Darn Active Enthusiast
Location: ND
Hybrids: 2009 FEH AWD Limited
Posts: 488
Default Re: Can Iso-Heet be used in FEH?

If your gas already has 10% ethanol in it (as many states do), it's a waste of money.

Products of this nature are only needed once or twice in the spring and fall (when condensation occurs), and only when you suspect water in your tank, not all winter long.

IMO, it's not needed at all these days.

OTOH, maybe you just want to use an injector cleaner a few times a year.


Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 11:29 PM
gpsman1's Avatar
Hybrid and Ethanol Expert

Real Name: John
Location: All over the Central U.S.
Hybrids: 2005 Ford Escape FWD, 2000 Honda Insight
Posts: 3,587
Default Re: Can Iso-Heet be used in FEH?


Can it be used? Yes. Is it needed? Probably not.

HEET is alcohol, methanol, and/or isopropyl alcohols.

Ethanol is the close cousin and acts similarly.
E10 will remove the water slowly.
You can get a gallon of E85 somewhere for $1.50.

What does HEET cost? About $1.50 per pint I suspect, maybe more.


2003 GMC 2500HD 6.6L V8 Duramax 26.5 MPG
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 08:38 AM
Matt D's Avatar

Location: Chicagoland
Hybrids: 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid
Posts: 14
Default Re: Can Iso-Heet be used in FEH?

Yes, the regular Heet is methanol, and the Iso-Heet is the isopropyl alcohol. The gas around here has been pretty lousy lately. Many people have been complaining about a big drop in fuel economy. I figured it couldn't hurt, but wanted to make sure. It is 2 for $3 by me.
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Topic Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This map shows where Tesla can and can't sell cars GreenHybrid Editor Journalism & The Media 0 06-03-2014 12:00 PM
How Can I Tell If My Used 2006 FEH AWD Have the Safety Package? Escape_from_Hanover Ford Escape Hybrid 6 07-16-2008 08:59 AM
Aussies Can't Stand Murdoch...can't blame em.. Noz Anything Goes 0 02-22-2007 12:07 PM
2006 Civic - Hard Seats - Can you get used to it? dalemccl Honda Civic Hybrid 16 04-10-2006 07:05 PM

added, alcohol, e10, ethanol, gas, gasoline, heet, heetbe, honda, iso, isoheet, isopropyl, methanol, prius, toyota

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:32 AM.

Home | Hybrid Discussion Forums | Mileage Database | Compare Vehicles, Copyright 2008 Automotive Network