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Redex 250ml fuel sysem cleaner ...... 90p @ Tesco
Redex  250ml fuel sysem cleaner ...... 90p @ Tesco

Redex 250ml fuel sysem cleaner ...... 90p @ Tesco

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went to local bp for some redex and it was near £8 so nipped to tesco garage instead i was amazed 90p ! that was a few months back i been buying 5 at a time they show at £1.80 on the shelf but till up at 90p.

treats up to 2 tanks offer been on for months put no posts

i have checked at both my local Tesco petrol stations and both the same!
if any one can confirm it insore or online please do so.

1st post be nice lol

58 Comments

Original Poster

sorry someone else has posted before me any one no how to take it off?

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and here i was ready to give u some heat

that was a few months back i been buying 5 at a time



So how much money you reckon you've wasted on this crap over the years?

It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and mellon-yellow - and you only have to look at the bottle for the effect to start happening. Your glowing ears then alert passing sleeping motorists to their lack of awakeness just in time quite frankly. And if you press the button - wait for the 'pop' - it's ok again. Brilliant - like a tiny ant carrying a piece of leaf that seems just too heavy. Don't confuse this substance with something else though.

I'll be buying this - and a new watch. C'mon France!

Good Price:thumbsup:. However their is no way that this small bottle should cost £8:?. I have used Redex Diesel Treatment before and cant notice any difference on my 100,000 mile Car! Voted Hot on Price

SuperFlyBlues;5844106

It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and … It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and mellon-yellow - and you only have to look at the bottle for the effect to start happening. Your glowing ears then alert passing sleeping motorists to their lack of awakeness just in time quite frankly. And if you press the button - wait for the 'pop' - it's ok again. Brilliant - like a tiny ant carrying a piece of leaf that seems just too heavy. Don't confuse this substance with something else though. I'll be buying this - and a new watch. C'mon France!



An excellent example of randomness ;-) I want what you have on Friday nights

alexandercooper;5844144

Good Price:thumbsup:. However their is no way that this small bottle … Good Price:thumbsup:. However their is no way that this small bottle should cost £8:?. I have used Redex Diesel Treatment before and cant notice any difference on my 100,000 mile Car! Voted Hot on Price



I have used the diesel alternative too (given for free) but did notice a difference, small increase in MPG but maybe the same effect would be achieved by just upgrading fuel (V-Power, etc)

This is ok but.
I had a rover 218 diesel non turbo.A full tank did 450 miles when i first got the car.
I then used 3 tins of TECH2000 diesel treatment 1tin in tank 1 tin in filter.Boy did it smoke when it first started.after 3000 miles a put in last can.i filled the car to the brim again then ran it for 540 miles so a £15.00 investment got me 90 miles more to a tank not bad in the long run.

QUOTE=SuperFlyBlues;5844106]It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and mellon-yellow - and you only have to look at the bottle for the effect to start happening. Your glowing ears then alert passing sleeping motorists to their lack of awakeness just in time quite frankly. And if you press the button - wait for the 'pop' - it's ok again. Brilliant - like a tiny ant carrying a piece of leaf that seems just too heavy. Don't confuse this substance with something else though.

I'll be buying this - and a new watch. C'mon France![/QUOTE]

Probably my most favourite post of all time, - anywhere - ever :-D

(I never thought any post would make me smile more than one of Tara-Pilkingtons's) ;-)

At 90p it's definitely worth it and not a waste of money. There's a noticeable increase in MPG on my petrol car. I'm sure those who think this is a waste of money also think having a cam belt changed or a service is a waste of money too so that shows how much that lot know :whistling:

Not used this since the 70's. Never thought it would still be around in the 21 st century. Does it still make a smoke trail that the Red Arrows would be proud of ?

I was told once by a mechanic that this stuff was the worst fuel system cleaner. He said you could always tell cars that uses it because the carburettor has a thick red gunk around the gaskets (which I think he implied rotted the gaskets). No idea if this is true or just a rant but I know if was not highly thought of in another garage I went to. Hot for the price though...

Better off changing your fuel filter instead. This is just an expensive partially diluted bottle of diesel, no idea if the petrol version is effective or not.

right i want your advise now after reading all this, i was recomended this when my deisel car failed mot on imishions [ i know i cant spell!] i did then get it through But my car is now smokeing really badly so i was about to go fill the tank again and use the rest of my bottle to try fix the problem but what im reading makes me think that the red x was the problem;-) so do i use it or not:thinking:

the price is hot for this as i payed £6

I too would not waste money on this but for the price maybe worth a try.

The Redex cleans the injectors, and the build up of carbon burns off. It will be especially smoky if this is the first time you have used it.

It takes a while to burn off, the best way to do it is "drive it like you stole it" for a few miles. Then the smoke will be gone

BeerGoggles;5845531

I was told once by a mechanic that this stuff was the worst fuel system … I was told once by a mechanic that this stuff was the worst fuel system cleaner. He said you could always tell cars that uses it because the carburettor has a thick red gunk around the gaskets (which I think he implied rotted the gaskets). No idea if this is true or just a rant but I know if was not highly thought of in another garage I went to. Hot for the price though...



Although I don't doubt the mechanic in question, I'd wonder if this problem is relevant any more, seeing as carbs are largely defunct

Used to love this in the 80's, we would pour in direct into the carb of my Mk2 escort and drive up through the centre of town. You couldnt see a thing for about 10 minutes..:whistling:

pinkpinkpink;5845829

right i want your advise now after reading all this, i was recomended … right i want your advise now after reading all this, i was recomended this when my deisel car failed mot on imishions [ i know i cant spell!] i did then get it through But my car is now smokeing really badly so i was about to go fill the tank again and use the rest of my bottle to try fix the problem but what im reading makes me think that the red x was the problem;-) so do i use it or not:thinking:the price is hot for this as i payed £6



Imishions! The best spelling mistake ever!

Your car may be smoking from all the **** that the cleaner is blowing out. Give it some revs and blast it through!

scunny;5845445

Not used this since the 70's. Never thought it would still be around in … Not used this since the 70's. Never thought it would still be around in the 21 st century. Does it still make a smoke trail that the Red Arrows would be proud of ?



Hell aye. Beautifully put, too! :thumbsup:
I've not bought any for a few years, but I did find a half-full bottle a month or two back, and split it between my 4 ... erm ... chambers? I'm no mechanic! Took the spark plugs out, doused the sparky end, and poured some down the hole!

I've not noticed whether it helps my fuel efficiency, as I don't keep a close eye on it, but it's gotta be worth a shot at the price. :-D

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a complete and utter waste of money- this literally does nothing to improve your engine in any way

peodude;5845876

It takes a while to burn off, the best way to do it is "drive it like you … It takes a while to burn off, the best way to do it is "drive it like you stole it" for a few miles. Then the smoke will be gone



Actually, thats the best advice anyone can give. Most peoples problems with cars are due to short journeys at low speeds. Everywhere we go we have to save money on fuel due to the recession, save the environment by taking things easy, be safe and don't drive at speed. If you take the car out into the country, give it some full throttle running, get the revs up near the limit, the temperature out of the blue and that will get things cleaned out much better than any additive.

Anyway, most fuel suppliers put cleaners and detergents into their fuel anyway, why put more in?

slimy31;5846596

Actually, thats the best advice anyone can give. Most peoples problems … Actually, thats the best advice anyone can give. Most peoples problems with cars are due to short journeys at low speeds. Everywhere we go we have to save money on fuel due to the recession, save the environment by taking things easy, be safe and don't drive at speed. If you take the car out into the country, give it some full throttle running, get the revs up near the limit, the temperature out of the blue and that will get things cleaned out much better than any additive. Anyway, most fuel suppliers put cleaners and detergents into their fuel anyway, why put more in?


think its called a [COLOR="black"]italian tune up [/COLOR]when i use to work in garage ie the thrashing by the mechnic on road test does more good than the service it came in for ps this is fuel system cleaner not redex upper cylinder cleaner like original redex was .Still worth a try as its cheap all cars need really regulare is oil filter changes and cambelt as engine managment systems and catalyst have seen the end of any adjustments on service

anewman;5844960

At 90p it's definitely worth it and not a waste of money. There's a … At 90p it's definitely worth it and not a waste of money. There's a noticeable increase in MPG on my petrol car. I'm sure those who think this is a waste of money also think having a cam belt changed or a service is a waste of money too so that shows how much that lot know :whistling:



How can you compare a cam belt change/service to a bottle of snake oil? The additives in this are in the petrol/diesel you get from the pump these days anyway. It's just a throwback from the times when the only additive was lead. Regular servicing is the answer:thumbsup:

pinkpinkpink;5845829

right i want your advise now after reading all this, i was recomended … right i want your advise now after reading all this, i was recomended this when my deisel car failed mot on imishions [ i know i cant spell!] i did then get it through But my car is now smokeing really badly so i was about to go fill the tank again and use the rest of my bottle to try fix the problem but what im reading makes me think that the red x was the problem;-) so do i use it or not:thinking:the price is hot for this as i payed £6



I doubt adding the rest will make any difference. It's probably a case of burnt valves and to fix that you need to strip the head off and regrind the seats.

SuperFlyBlues;5844106

It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and … It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and mellon-yellow - and you only have to look at the bottle for the effect to start happening. Your glowing ears then alert passing sleeping motorists to their lack of awakeness just in time quite frankly. And if you press the button - wait for the 'pop' - it's ok again. Brilliant - like a tiny ant carrying a piece of leaf that seems just too heavy. Don't confuse this substance with something else though. I'll be buying this - and a new watch. C'mon France!



Now that's funny.

Redex has no place in modern engines anymore, it does not make your engine last longer nor does it give you better MPG. Waste of time and money IMO, and also could be adding something to your fuel mix your engine won't like!

Waste of money, as is every other engine and oil additive sold.

right. this is where I throw motorbikes into the mix.. so to speak...

1. most bikes still have carbs... theres more that have carbs than injectors still.
2. I used redx on a project bike I;d been working on that had a major splutter at about 2500 to 3000 reves, I;d cleaned all 4 carbs out, cleaned the tank to make sure there was no water in there, same with the carbs, new plugs, new oil filter new oil... etc etc.. redx in.. have it a few handfulls.. took out for a ride to the mot test station to get mot done.. pasted... bit smokey.. tok out for a blast and less smoke.. started to run nice and smooth.
That bke is back in the front living room with all panels off do work on the cosmetics.. engine is sweet. oh and the bike was built in 1985.....
3 took the carbs back to bits before tuning them... to make sure I hadent split any diaphrams... no red gunk, nice and clean.. no carbon build ups..

proofs in the pudding as they say...
oh.. and finally.. used to pop about 15mil into a full tank of fuel.. and get a few more mph out of the old girl as well..

ian_uk1975;5847426

Waste of money, as is every other engine and oil additive sold.



Thats not stricly true. Something along the lines of Millers which increases the cetain rating of your diesel is very effective in several respects although a lot of people are finding that a shot of 2t oil does the same thing for a fraction of the cost.

I agree that Redex is useless in a lot of todays machinery but there are some worthwhile products if you you know what your looking for. Another thing that people need to bear in mind is that it may take a few hundred miles for the effect to filter through (Or at least for the ECU to fully get to grips with what it's running on).

anyone use stp petrol treatment?

You could take your injector (or on more modern cars injectorS) out and send them away for ultrasonic cleaning. That would obviously be a much better option if they really did need cleaning, but here at 90p...

I have only ever achieved my highest MPG when redex has been added into the tank (taking into account the volume of redex). That was 44mpg which is great considering the car is a conked out old 1.3 Skoda Estate. I wasn't exactly being light with the right foot either!

One fuel additive I would recommend (if needed) is Wynn's dry fuel which absorbs water and turns it into something the engine can burn.

If you like Redex, you may like the following. I particularly recommend the +20bhp chip

carbibles.com/fue…tml

ian_uk1975;5847426

Waste of money, as is every other engine and oil additive sold.



Comma diesel magic £5.99, my smoke test went down from 4.5 to less then 1 (limit 3). £5.99 to pass an MOT, a waste of money NOT.

SuperFlyBlues;5844106

It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and … It's not crap. If you buy enough of it, your ears glow orange and mellon-yellow - and you only have to look at the bottle for the effect to start happening. Your glowing ears then alert passing sleeping motorists to their lack of awakeness just in time quite frankly. And if you press the button - wait for the 'pop' - it's ok again. Brilliant - like a tiny ant carrying a piece of leaf that seems just too heavy. Don't confuse this substance with something else though. I'll be buying this - and a new watch. C'mon France!



Brilliant Answer. Post of the year! :thumbsup:

Went into my local Tesco garage, petrol was priced at 90p but Diesel was £3.90 so had to give it a miss

Voted hot nonetheless

Shengis;5848708

If you like Redex, you may like the following. I particularly recommend … If you like Redex, you may like the following. I particularly recommend the +20bhp chip :)http://www.carbibles.com/fuel_engine_bible_pg3.html


:lol: you can buy those chips in maplins for about 5p. If we believed that site we'd all have magnets on our oil filters :whistling:

About Redex all we seem to have on the net is people saying either "snake oil" (without scientific evidence to back it up) or people saying they have used it and have found some benefit (again with no measures as evidence). Measurable results are what matters! Measurable differences like MOT fail -> MOT pass are great :thumbsup:

One thing that many cars do definitely benefit from having cleaned internally is the throttle body butterfly valve. Ok ok most of the crap is from the crankcase venting back along with oily carp into the air filter box, and the best way to clean this is with carb cleaner.

At 90p you can't really complain whether it does or doesn't do anything. It certainly won't do any harm. I've certainly noticed an MPG increase. (There are any number of factors that could contribute to the MPG increase, but the only I'm aware of is adding redex.)

Not quite the same, as this a cleaner, but after watching this :
youtube.com/wat…l3c :roll:

I've never trusted any claims on fuel additives, and just used better quaity petrol.

decron;5847935

Thats not stricly true. Something along the lines of Millers which … Thats not stricly true. Something along the lines of Millers which increases the cetain rating of your diesel is very effective in several respects although a lot of people are finding that a shot of 2t oil does the same thing for a fraction of the cost. I agree that Redex is useless in a lot of todays machinery but there are some worthwhile products if you you know what your looking for. Another thing that people need to bear in mind is that it may take a few hundred miles for the effect to filter through (Or at least for the ECU to fully get to grips with what it's running on).


whould not think increasing cetain rating of uk fuel whould have any noticable diffrence its set at about 51 which is about ideal for most engines.As cetain is just measurment of burn speed not energy content of fuel to high cetain could cause engine to run worse as they are set up for aboute 50 cetain

Mascherano;5846479

a complete and utter waste of money- this literally does nothing to … a complete and utter waste of money- this literally does nothing to improve your engine in any way



I have used the greased lightening versions (fuel and engine treatment) on a six month old diesel car and saw around 5 miles per gallon increase and the engine was quieter. My bro-in-law has the same car and his engine was louder so he's now using it. It does cost quite a lot more than this though.

I have been using this in my petrol lawnmower for years. Particularly at the end of the season when you are over-wintering it, a capful added to the fuel before the last mow seems to keep the carb all nice and clean till the following spring.
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