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    Thumbs Down a few shots of redex



    ...i was advised by vauxhall that my 2006 (06) auto astra should drink a few shots of redex petrol treatment every 1000 miles..

    the car is around 11.5k at the moment, & just had a service which included an engine/petrol flush

    to me, this is still like a new car, & runs more than well

    what do you think on this.
    is redex etc really needed at this mileage, & being a modern car?.
    im not soo sure.


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    From what I've heard, these fuel additives don't give much benefit for what your paying. I've owned 3 cars to date and have never used any of this stuff, I'd just give it a miss.

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    Redex does work. It will keep your fuel system clean.

    I know this because I used to own a motorbike and I could see directly into the fuel tank. The redex shifted the gunk that was on the bottom of the tank. So it will keep your injectors clean.

    Whether they actually need cleaning is an entirely different matter.

    I suspect its down to personal preference - just like the semi or fully synthetic oil debate.
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    yes it will make a difference. if you run super unleaded it has cleaners in it, so no need for redex stuff.
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    I normally use shell vpower which IIRC has the aditives in so know need for redex

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    yes it will make a difference. if you run super unleaded it has cleaners in it, so no need for redex stuff.
    All petrol has cleaning agents in it, not just higher octane petrol so there are no cleaning benefits offered by super unleaded, I run it anyway as it does not cost me much more per tank and i feel it makes my car a bit faster but if it does or not I dont really know.

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    False economy

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    redex does exactly what it says on the tin , if your car has done 11.5k miles definitely had burnt some petrol therefore carbon deposits are inevitable ,to what extent? don't know
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