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Redex fuel additive

Postby TONYT25T25 » 10 Feb 2018, 18:42

Has any body got any negative points relating to adding Redex to fuel on either a regular or occasional basis. Heard it clears out engines and lowers emissions for MOT purposes, a well known bargain shop is selling 3 bottles for £6. ( B and M) Have put some in my old astra but not in my 1.9 DG T25 yet. Tks Tony
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby itchyfeet » 10 Feb 2018, 18:47

Waste of money IMO
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby sarran1955 » 10 Feb 2018, 20:34

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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby TONYT25T25 » 10 Feb 2018, 21:11

Thanks, I should have posted Negative or Positive but grateful for responses. However can it do more harm than good,
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby R0B » 10 Feb 2018, 22:10

To your pocket it can. :-)
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby itchyfeet » 10 Feb 2018, 22:24

It won't do harm but probably not a noticeable improvement.
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby nevill3 » 11 Feb 2018, 10:39

Years ago, on an old car not a T25 probably my Lancia, I followed the recommendation to add a small amount into the top of each cylinder through the spark plug hole, leave it to soak a while then start the engine. The amount of smoke was impressive, my neighbour thought of calling the fire brigade!

The reasoning behind this episode was based on the assumption that adding it directly to the cylinders would help remove any carbon deposits and varnishing due to the higher combustion temperatures achieved due to the presence of the Redex.

I think there was a small improvement to the running of the engine but it had just been serviced at the same time too.

So if you like lots of smoke or want to annoy your neighbours give it a go.

This advice is posted purely for comedic reasons and in no way is a recommendation to follow any instructions implied!
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby Citizen Smith » 11 Feb 2018, 18:13

nevill3 wrote:Years ago, on an old car not a T25 probably my Lancia, I followed the recommendation to add a small amount into the top of each cylinder through the spark plug hole, leave it to soak a while then start the engine. The amount of smoke was impressive, my neighbour thought of calling the fire brigade!

The reasoning behind this episode was based on the assumption that adding it directly to the cylinders would help remove any carbon deposits and varnishing due to the higher combustion temperatures achieved due to the presence of the Redex.

I think there was a small improvement to the running of the engine but it had just been serviced at the same time too.

So if you like lots of smoke or want to annoy your neighbours give it a go.

This advice is posted purely for comedic reasons and in no way is a recommendation to follow any instructions implied!
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And to further add to the comedic value of the post: Redex was de rigour in my formative years to the point that it was available at most petrol stations for I believe, a penny a shot to be used at every refueling. Rather than risking oiled plugs It was common practice for people in our manor to remove the air filter and open the throttle with the engine running and pour a spoon full of Redex down the intake. Of course full throttle was required else the engine spluttered and died. The outrageous noise and clouds of smoke caused havoc on the forecourt as did the trail of smoke until it was burned out of the exhaust system. Would I do it now? not on your Nellie and nor should you. I would say that the posh fuels available at the pumps have similar claims but I believe that any benefits are lost in the margins. Four gallons of petrol and a pint of engine oil and still got change from a pound - those were the days :)
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby CovKid » 12 Feb 2018, 12:14

The smoke will be the redex rather than carbon deposits.
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Re: Redex fuel additive

Postby 300CE » 14 Feb 2018, 23:38

BG44K is probably the better one to use rather than redex.
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