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anyone use fuel additive like "REDEX" to clean injectors ?

always used it on my other motors , but not sure on the t5 2.5 tdi .

thanks T:
 

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I see that some people use a Cetane improver for diesel, but that's not for cleaning your injectors.

Have you looked at the threads on 2 stroke engine oil being added to your fuel, seems to be pretty popular too and not just with VW owners, I'm on my second dose. A l;to cheaper than Redex with more reported benefits.

Used to use Redex down the carbs of old petrol cars, gee whiz, the white smoke that used to come out of the back was amazing, not sure it actually did any good!
 

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Used to use Redex down the carbs of old petrol cars, gee whiz, the white smoke that used to come out of the back was amazing, not sure it actually did any good!
Back in the days of 1500GT Anglia Vans (with Carlos Fandango wheels & a leather covered button for a steering wheel) we had manual screen washer pumps filled with Redex that went straight into the inlet manifolds - great for when plod were chasing you T:.
(especially when plod had 1300 Escort estates).
 

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Back in the days of 1500GT Anglia Vans (with Carlos Fandango wheels & a leather covered button for a steering wheel) we had manual screen washer pumps filled with Redex that went straight into the inlet manifolds - great for when plod were chasing you T:.
(especially when plod had 1300 Escort estates).
Hahaha, I can see how that would work and I'll bet they couldn't LOL:
 

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Reads like 2 stroke and Cetane improver in a can (with some magic thrown in), but at a hell of a price:eek:You wouldn't want to put that in every fill.

2 Stroke is £4 for a litre, good enough for 3 tank fills of 100 litres, so just over a quid a tank.

Cetane improver should be treated with scepticism and caution as research results vary greatly.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CYH/is_1_6/ai_82006244/

Worth a read with a cup of tea.
 

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Been useing Millers for years no problems , all this talk of 2 stroke oil quite worrying if you have a DPF
Dont be crying if it needs replaced :eek:
 

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Been useing Millers for years no problems , all this talk of 2 stroke oil quite worrying if you have a DPF
Dont be crying if it needs replaced :eek:
I used to use Millers until I started using the higher grade BP diesel when I noticed you get the same distinctive smell as you do with Millers.

Currently, I've just started using two-stroke, but I don't have the dreaded DPF.
 

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I used to use Millers until I started using the higher grade BP diesel when I noticed you get the same distinctive smell as you do with Millers.

Currently, I've just started using two-stroke, but I don't have the dreaded DPF.


what is dpf please tell ?
 

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read the 2 stroke oil threads to use the right type of 2st oil (NEVER use full synthetic, but semi-synth low ash is needed if you have a dpf. No dpf, use cheap mineral oil 2 stroke).

Honest John also has an article with links on it (ie doesnt' write on it himself).

Or

http://www.powerenhancer.co.uk/news/category/bg-44k-for-petrol/

and for geeks

http://www.fueltechexperts.com/
sorry, put the wrong link up, if you look at the website there's a diesel product.

It does the de coking/clearing and is a patented product and declared dpf safe. The benefit as I see it (not used it) is one can does the job (some people fill the tank at half full to stretch it out in to two tanks) whereas with 2stroke oil it takes a few tank fulls with the mix to do the 'clearing'.

So it's a quick way of seeing if it improves running/starting/mpg. Sorry if i sound like an advert.

For 2 stroke, if you have a dpf, you MUST use a low ash 2st oil. ISO code LE-GC or LE-GD, JASO code is F something, look for C or D suffix. Read the other 2 stroke threads and the links on the honest john site for details.

Also look at the freel2 dot com site (freelanders), there is a contributor called 'yamaha fan' who has put a huge amount on there.

If you have no dpf, then buy the cheapest mineral oil 2 stroke you can find (NOT synthetic).
 

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Just used wynns diesel injector protector in my tdi golf (first time in this car), found that a hill I aways
changed down to 5th for can now be climbed in 6th. Car seems more responsive and sure Ive
gained mpg. Always dose my vehicles before mot time to clean them out.
Wyns was not cheapest but bigger bottle than most (325 ml).
I use supermarket fuel with 3rd fill from regular stations and dose my vehicles now and again with
injector cleaner to keep them sweet.
 

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I use Forte 400m bout £12 ish delivered great results:ILU:

Not always about the price millers and redex different league altogether hence the price IMHO
 

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Forte is one I have used in the past. The others I have bought at my whole saler when on offers as it's like £2.50a bottle on wholesale offer and I just chuck in two at a time on the older vans and cars I have, Worked well on the wifes 5 cyliner Beemer Diesel the stuff that came out when you pushed it!! was abit of a worry at first but no looks good now T:
 

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I have used Redex in my BMW when i bought a 4 pack from Costco and never noticed 1 bit of dif

waste of money in my opinion !
 
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