Fuel/Engine Additives ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Engine' started by 14Ben, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. 14Ben

    14Ben Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Anyone know if any of those fuel additives that are meant to clean up ya injectors / engine etc actually work and are worth doing ?

    If so, which are the strongest and most effective that I'll be able to get hold of easily from Halfords or somewhere similar ?

    Be great to hear some oppinions !

    Cheers, Ben
     
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    According to my merc handbook. It clearly states that they are not needed.
    Oil or fuel aditives
     
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    Re: Fuel Additives.

    I have have been having problems with my E320 running on petrol, I was advised to use Injector cleaner. I used STP injector cleaner cost 4.99 from Halfords, and now my baby is running fine on petrol and LPG.

    I would recommend it, if your having issues with the fuel injection side of things.
     
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    I do believe that fuel additives do work, there are many on the market, one of the newest is Millers Diesel Power Sport 4, that claims to lubricate all the injection components. Delphi and Chevron also have new products that do the same.

    Kalimex have added a improved radiator/ head-block leak sealer and claim to have sold 100.000 bottles in the UK alone this year.

    Mecatec have something new for power steering and ATF, they claim it is not a conventional additive as it does not mix with the fluid or modify it.

    Is there an answer to this, one can say "why do not the car makers put them in"
     
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    I used a product called Lubro Moly Diesel Purge. I was rather sceptical but after running it on a dry tank of fuel it has actually made the engine run quieter at idle.

    I think though that the best way of keeping the injectors clean is to go to an injector specialist and have them cleaned and pressure tested :)
     
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    If you buy your fuel from one of the major oil companys all the additives are already included. These are injected into the product before it leaves the delivery terminal. No other additive is required unless you want to throw your money away.
     
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    14Ben

    14Ben Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Cheers for that guys. The car is actually running fine, just made me think about them when I was at Halfords over the weekend and saw so many of these kind of products there.

    Might try the STP one like 99E320 said they had used, and see if I can tell any difference afterwards.

    It's not gona break the bank and I know the car hasnt had it done before, so might as well give it a blast.

    Cheers again.
     
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    My current 220cdi is my second diesel (the first having been a Peugeot 405).

    I have always put a shot of Redex injector cleaner in every fill-up and have never replaced an injector.

    The Merc is upto 184k miles and still runs sweetly. The Peugeot was equally good when I sold it at 173k miles.

    May be coincidence but I doubt it. I briefly stopped using it in the Merc and after a couple of fill-ups was getting diesel knock so I started using it again.

    The cost works out at something like £1.50 per tankful which is no more than paying for a go-faster premium fuel.
     
  11. mightymeatymate

    mightymeatymate New Member

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    Engine additives

    Has anyone any experience of Ametech RESTORE Engine Restorer and Lubricant? A chum has put some in his Jag XKR V6 to get rid of low compression in one cylinder and is pleased with the result.

    http://www.americantechnology.co.uk/
     
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    This and that.
    If his XKR is a V6, then he's got low compression on 2 cylinders...
     

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