Redex 4 X 500 ml Big Bottles ( 2 ltrs ) @ 11.98 incl vat @ Costco
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Redex 4 X 500 ml Big Bottles ( 2 ltrs ) @ 11.98 incl vat @ Costco

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Found 19th Feb 2015
Cheapest Redex 4 pack X 500 ml Big Bottle thats 2 litres
Available for Petrol and Diesel

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Original Poster

Each in Halfords is £8.49

does this stuff actually do any good.. ? if it does, then its a good find...

PLANKT0N0

does this stuff actually do any good.. ? if it does, then its a good … does this stuff actually do any good.. ? if it does, then its a good find...



I find its hit or miss with modern engines. Doesn't seem to do that much for newer cars (i.e 3 years old or less)

PLANKT0N0

does this stuff actually do any good.. ?



As far as I can tell it makes the engine run smoother & get up to operating temp faster. It also makes the combustion side of the engine clean & pink, although most people don't notice it. (_;)
Edited by: "LandOfConfusion" 19th Feb 2015

adamspencer95

Doesn't seem to do that much for newer cars (i.e 3 years old or less)



I wouldn't put it in a car still under warranty; not because it'll do any harm but because some dealerships will use it as an excuse to avoid paying out.

LandOfConfusion

I wouldn't put it in a car still under warranty; not because it'll do any … I wouldn't put it in a car still under warranty; not because it'll do any harm but because some dealerships will use it as an excuse to avoid paying out.



You may indeed have a point.

A main dealer told me, only a couple of years ago, that if a car that was still under the manufacturers warranty, came in with a problem covered by the warranty, and it hadn't been serviced by VW themselves, then they would take an oil sample and have it tested.
They would also give the owner of the vehicle a sample of the oil from the vehicle, so that they could also have it tested independently.
If the tested oil was not the right spec, than the vehicle warranty would be void.

I have no idea if dealers actually do this though?

poisondwarf

If the tested oil was not the right spec, than the vehicle warranty would … If the tested oil was not the right spec, than the vehicle warranty would be void.I have no idea if dealers actually do this though?



I've never sent some off personally but having oil analysed at a lab is not particularly expensive and I would quite believe a VAG group dealer would do that.

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poisondwarf

If the tested oil was not the right spec, than the vehicle warranty … If the tested oil was not the right spec, than the vehicle warranty would be void.I have no idea if dealers actually do this though?

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I didn't realise that it would be that cheap to get a sample of oil analysed?
The VW guy that told me was actually the service manager. We had the conversation only a couple of years ago.
Because my vehicles were always serviced and maintained by VW, I just happen to ask what they would do if a vehicle came in for a big warranty repair, with a non VW service history. He then mentioned the oil sampling thing.

Here is the crunch..
If the warranty repair was likely to be something massive, then the customer would probably come in and demand the vehicle be fixed under the warranty. That customer would then produce a fully stamped service history booklet.
All well and good.
But first, and depending on the attitude of the customer and the type of breakdown, the dealer would take oil samples in front of the customer, and give one, or even 2 to the customer, and send one off themselves for testing.
Because the customer had requested it, the dealer would then start to fix the problem as though it was a manufacturers warranty repair, with no charge to the customer.
If the oil results came back as incorrect, ie the oil not being to spec, then the customer would end up paying the bill for the repair, because that repair was actually done out of warranty.

It sounds a bit naughty, but he did tell me that it had been done a couple of times.
He also said that they would always be clear to the customer that the repair could end up being a non warranty repair. However, because the customer had a fully stamped service history booklet then he/she assumed that the vehicle would be fixed under the warranty.
How wrong could they be?




Edited by: "poisondwarf" 21st Feb 2015

poisondwarf

If the warranty repair was likely to be something massive, then the … If the warranty repair was likely to be something massive, then the customer would probably come in and demand the vehicle be fixed under the warranty. That customer would then produce a fully stamped service history booklet.



EU regulations caused a change in the law a while back allowing customers to have their car serviced at a non-franchised dealer/independent garage and still maintain the warranty, the caveat being that the service had to be done to the same spec as the manufacturer recommends.

I suspect that VAG group (VW, Audi, Skoda) are probably quite strict in checking this as their PD diesel engines absolutely require PD-compliant oil and I've seen the wear that can occur even when otherwise decent, branded stuff is poured in.

Oh, and faking a service history is trivial.
Edited by: "LandOfConfusion" 21st Feb 2015

LandOfConfusion

EU regulations caused a change in the law a while back allowing customers … EU regulations caused a change in the law a while back allowing customers to have their car serviced at a non-franchised dealer/independent garage and still maintain the warranty, the caveat being that the service had to be done to the same spec as the manufacturer recommends.I suspect that VAG group (VW, Audi, Skoda) are probably quite strict in checking this as their PD diesel engines absolutely require PD-compliant oil and I've seen the wear that can occur even when otherwise decent, branded stuff is poured in.Oh, and faking a service history is trivial.



I didn't mean that a customer had produced a fake service history. I meant that a customer had produced a full, non VW, service history.
So in effect the vehicle had been serviced properly by a VAT registered garage, and the customer would automatically think that everything had been done to the right spec.
As you say, the correct spec of oil is critical, and by the look of it, very easy and cheap to test if its right or wrong.
Edited by: "poisondwarf" 21st Feb 2015

Doesn't the redex go in the fuel tank not oil?

pendu73

Doesn't the redex go in the fuel tank not oil?



YES - DON'T PUT IT IN THE OIL!!!
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