ECOTEK

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Koolvin, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    DONT BUY ECOTEK:

    From the Horses Mouth: IN OTHER WORDS DONT BUY ECOTEK FOR YOUR BENZ THEY ARE TOO REFINED AS IT IS!!!

    http://www.ecotekforum.com/phpBB....rum=1&3

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    Fair enough - we'll make a note that it's not suitable - thanks for re-trying it.

    Please return the valve for a full refund to the place you pruchased it - if from this web site the return address is:

    Ecotek Internet Dispatch
    Unit 2
    Astra Business Centre
    Bonehurst Road
    Salfords
    Redhill
    Surrey
    RH1 5TL

    Please be sure to quote your digital receipt number.
    __
    Barclay W Lamont
    Ecotek Technologies Plc.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
     
  2. Simon

    Simon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Well, I have one fitted to my C180 and have nothing but praise for it.

    It’s refreshing to hear that Ecotek have offered a refund so readily.

    Check out Ecotek here


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  3. Malc

    Malc Active Member

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    Koolvin

    I've seen your advice here and elsewhere, and read through the threads you referred to. Apart from (a) a disappointed guy on ecotek's forum and (b) Barclay Lamont of ecotek pushing his product on benzsport, I'm not sure I've seen a good argument against ecoteks. Have I missed the point somehow?

    Btw, my ecotek experience is....

    I have 2 fitted to my 300SL and, to be honest I've not noticed substantial improvement in anything. I keep meaning to do some stopwatch checks with valves open (tuned) and valves closed to see if there is any difference. I get just under 10% improvement in fuel economy - but with mileage as low as mine, that makes s*d all difference.

    I fitted one to my son-in-law's 1.4 Peugeot, that does about 700 miles/week, and he's noticed a significant improvement in mpg - about 20% - which makes a big (and much needed!)difference to his fuel costs. He's not mentioned performance, but that isn't his main concern. [I know a Peugeot 306 is a bit different from a Merc.]

    PS. I'm not an ecotek evangelist, but I just don't quite see where you are coming from.
     
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    Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    I think i'm just sceptical of such a wonder product.... Mercedes have the best engineers and --- ok wait  there is no manufacturer who fits these devices standard to a car is there? why not?

    I'm not saying the ecotek could come off but what if it does? how would that affect your brakes?

    I think ecotek should also offer money back on the servo hose if they are really keen on their product....

    How are you so sure that the dvice cannot cause a detrimental effect on your engine in the long term? (this coming from a guy who is about to fit a turbo charger to his mercedes)

    Maybee I should give them a chance I dunno..
     
  5. jimmy

    jimmy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi everyone,

    It was me who tried the Ecotek on my 1999 C180T. I was very sceptical about the device but I thought it was worth a try, (by the way I am in the trade, so I know a bit about cars&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>.
    I thought if the device was as good as they claim I would consider stocking it and selling to our customers, but like any product, I like to try it myself before selling it to my.
    The Ecotek was fairly easy to fit, although the servo pipe is very stiff and required lots of hot water to make it fit over the ends of the Ecotek.
    Tuning the device is quite tricky, it tends to make several different noises, knowing which noise to tune to is difficult. I have to say I was shocked by the noise it makes, not the noise you want to hear from a Merc but once the bonnet is shut and you are driving you cant really notice it. I dont know what pedestrians think of the noise though!
    Immediately on driving I noticed the brakes required more force on the pedal to work, not dangerously so but definetly noticable, and the gearchanges on the auto box were terrible. This is my first Mercedes car (have had vans before) and one of the reasons I chose it was because of the silky smooth gearchanges, you dont normally feel the gearchanges, but with the Ecotek fitted it was very 'lumpy' and felt like some damage had or was about to happen.
    Kept the device on for about 1500 miles, could not notice any improvement in performance or economy, so I have removed it. Have now fitted it to a Mondeo 2.0 to try it, I think there maybe a slight improvement in the performance but cannot notice any improvement in MPG so far.
    I agree with Koolvin, I now have a servo hose that is sleeved over to join it back together, not ideal so I will have to buy a new one.
    Don't get me wrong I am not saying they are cr*p and a waste of money, it just didnt work for my car, and yes I did re-tune it on many occasions.
    Hope this will be of use to anyone considering buying a Ecotek.
     
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    Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (jimmy @ Aug. 08 2002,12:46)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Hi everyone,

    It was me who tried the Ecotek on my 1999 C180T. I was very sceptical about the device but I thought it was worth a try, (by the way I am in the trade, so I know a bit about cars&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>.
    I thought if the device was as good as they claim I would consider stocking it and selling to our customers, but like any product, I like to try it myself before selling it to my.
    The Ecotek was fairly easy to fit, although the servo pipe is very stiff and required lots of hot water to make it fit over the ends of the Ecotek.
    Tuning the device is quite tricky, it tends to make several different noises, knowing which noise to tune to is difficult. I have to say I was shocked by the noise it makes, not the noise you want to hear from a Merc but once the bonnet is shut and you are driving you cant really notice it. I dont know what pedestrians think of the noise though!
    Immediately on driving I noticed the brakes required more force on the pedal to work, not dangerously so but definetly noticable, and the gearchanges on the auto box were terrible. This is my first Mercedes car (have had vans before) and one of the reasons I chose it was because of the silky smooth gearchanges, you dont normally feel the gearchanges, but with the Ecotek fitted it was very 'lumpy' and felt like some damage had or was about to happen.
    Kept the device on for about 1500 miles, could not notice any improvement in performance or economy, so I have removed it. Have now fitted it to a Mondeo 2.0 to try it, I think there maybe a slight improvement in the performance but cannot notice any improvement in MPG so far.
    I agree with Koolvin, I now have a servo hose that is sleeved over to join it back together, not ideal so I will have to buy a new one.
    Don't get me wrong I am not saying they are cr*p and a waste of money, it just didnt work for my car, and yes I did re-tune it on many occasions.
    Hope this will be of use to anyone considering buying a Ecotek.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Welcome to the forums and thkyou for you comments <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    I hope you continue to participate in discussions.
     
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