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    Petrol Treatment

    OK, this'll only work if I get a quick answer! lol
    I'm at work and want to buy some Redex petrol treatment on the way home.
    My car is a 2001 1.6 8v Astra Club Estate.
    Do I need the Injector or the Carburettor type of treatment? Sounds daft I know but I've barely lifted the bonnet in the few weeks I've had it and can't remember one way or the other!
    Thanks for the help.
    p.s. I didn't travel to work in the car so I can't 'just lift the bonnet and check!'

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    injecter!!???
    ummm gallie

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    Injector??? I would go for, chuck a whole ltr in also, I do once every 3 months..
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    just pick up the redex or about a couple o quid, and a full bottle treats 2 tanks

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    Iv just stuck some redex in
    Gave it a mild thrashing too to get it cleaned. I dont know if its improved as I put an induction kit on at the same time
    My name is Pete
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    may as well get some carb cleaner too - comes in a tin and should cost about £3 from a local car shop - or £6 if u like to throw ur hard earned away in Halfords direction

    follow the guides on cleaning the throttle body & EGR valve in the how-to section and clean both the above (altho the how-to are for another engine - the principle is the same)

    ok its not what u actually asked but its a good thing to do and id advise all owners regularly do this (at least once every 1-2 yrs)

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    Injector. Definitely. And this does help, Im' in the process of running a top-end treatment / Injector cleaner through my system and I'm noticing it already! =)
    Drives: 1996 MK3 Vauxhall Astra - 1.6 16V DOHC Sport

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    cheers guys,

    I think I will toss in a 50ml and rev about to see if it makes any marginal diff. I have got the throttle body and egr valve cleaned as I was getting the kangaroo effect.

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    bit of a hijack!! out of interest has anyone used snowfoam?

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    Do you need to bother with injector cleaner if you use Shell V-power?

    Cheers guys
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