Redex Fuel System Cleaner Petrol 500ml (250ml + 250ml free) £1 @ Asda
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Redex Fuel System Cleaner Petrol 500ml (250ml + 250ml free) £1 @ Asda

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Found 12th Sep 2011
Just picked up a big bottle of Redex for £1.. thats all.

Thankyou.

100% extra free bottle not the usual 250ml


Left one in ASDA Pudsey.

46 Comments

this stuff literally stinks! supposidly good though... who knowx?

Used on a 1997 micra plumes of black smoke which turned a light grey. Must have cleaned something, poured into mesh next to air filter. Can't use on my diesel fiesta as it has a dpf fitted. I think it worked on old micra but not sure on newer engines! Heat added as much cheaper than halfords LOL harrods is probably cheaper!

Going to stock up at this price,hot.Great for garden machinery too

Anybody know if this is nationwide or just the one store? I don't want to make a 20 minute drive for nothing!

Just depends on the stock, will be 250ml for 1 though.

However, I haven't used these before. Are they actually any good? Can any proper car magazine put their name towards this being good? I presume this probably works best on the older cars.

They sell snake oil for the same price too.

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Graham1979

Used on a 1997 micra plumes of black smoke which turned a light grey. … Used on a 1997 micra plumes of black smoke which turned a light grey. Must have cleaned something, poured into mesh next to air filter. Can't use on my diesel fiesta as it has a dpf fitted. I think it worked on old micra but not sure on newer engines! Heat added as much cheaper than halfords LOL harrods is probably cheaper!



WOW! Good job you didn't do anything really, really,stupid, like put it into the fuel tank.

Graham1979

Used on a 1997 micra plumes of black smoke which turned a light grey. … Used on a 1997 micra plumes of black smoke which turned a light grey. Must have cleaned something, poured into mesh next to air filter. Can't use on my diesel fiesta as it has a dpf fitted. I think it worked on old micra but not sure on newer engines! Heat added as much cheaper than halfords LOL harrods is probably cheaper!

Codify

They sell snake oil for the same price too.







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Codify

They sell snake oil for the same price too.


Snakes go rusty?

can only go on personal experience
a few years ago my girlfriends vectra had a misfire when you changed gear
it had it for a month so it wasnt just going to go away on its own
i put redex in 2 full tanks and the misfire had gone
Edited by: "shakennstirred" 13th Sep 2011

in my opinion i wouldnt touch this with a barge pole any more, my first 3 cars were all bangers pre 1998, I used redex on all 3 and a week or so each one had a problem with the fuel injectors... just what I need on an old bangers which I could never afford to fix...

coincidence?? possibly... but in my mind the two are linked... I'm sure years worth of guck got dislodged and did not get very far... last mechanic agreed with me and said it can do more harm then good.

haven't used it since and all cars have been fine... don't fix it if it hasn't broken?

Graham1979

Used on a 1997 micra plumes of black smoke which turned a light grey. … Used on a 1997 micra plumes of black smoke which turned a light grey. Must have cleaned something, poured into mesh next to air filter. Can't use on my diesel fiesta as it has a dpf fitted. I think it worked on old micra but not sure on newer engines! Heat added as much cheaper than halfords LOL harrods is probably cheaper!



Poured into carburretor?
Used this on an old Fiesta once.Clouds of smoke for about a mile, then it cleared.Car then more responsive, ran smoother and better mpg.
It's good stuff imo.
Heat added.
Edited by: "stamfordblue" 13th Sep 2011

Virtually all car manufacturers advise against using additives in your petrol.
Would only use it following a problem with fuel lines, eg diesel contamination in a petrol engine, but even then I'd be worried sick.

saadz2k5

in my opinion i wouldnt touch this with a barge pole any more, my first 3 … in my opinion i wouldnt touch this with a barge pole any more, my first 3 cars were all bangers pre 1998, I used redex on all 3 and a week or so each one had a problem with the fuel injectors... just what I need on an old bangers which I could never afford to fix...coincidence?? possibly... but in my mind the two are linked... I'm sure years worth of guck got dislodged and did not get very far... last mechanic agreed with me and said it can do more harm then good.haven't used it since and all cars have been fine... don't fix it if it hasn't broken?



"Fool me once shame on me...................................

Almost the same price as fuel now

dianahepworth

Anybody know if this is nationwide or just the one store? I don't want … Anybody know if this is nationwide or just the one store? I don't want to make a 20 minute drive for nothing!



It's available online so should be nationwide.

Having spent my working life in engine design, I would stay well away from petrol and diesel additives. Any improvement after using them is most likely either co-incidental or imaginary (placebo effect), and there's a chance they will cause damage to today's complex engine systems.

akexuk - Contamination of petrol fuel lines with diesel, or vice versa, wouldn't be expected to cause any problem as the volume would be very small. Where the filter or injection pump on a diesel engine becomes contaminated, that's a different matter (especially on modern diesels) and the sytem would need a complete purge. Additives used in this situation would, again, be likely to do more harm than good.

Warbaby

Having spent my working life in engine design, I would stay well away … Having spent my working life in engine design, I would stay well away from petrol and diesel additives. Any improvement after using them is most likely either co-incidental or imaginary (placebo effect), and there's a chance they will cause damage to today's complex engine systems.akexuk - Contamination of petrol fuel lines with diesel, or vice versa, wouldn't be expected to cause any problem as the volume would be very small. Where the filter or injection pump on a diesel engine becomes contaminated, that's a different matter (especially on modern diesels) and the sytem would need a complete purge. Additives used in this situation would, again, be likely to do more harm than good.



But doesn't all fuel have additives of some description? Are you saying go for the cheap supermarket stuff because they have less additives?

This stuff does the job-tried and tested.

Just put milk in the tank - it will do as mich good and it is cheaper.

Rimi

This stuff does the job-tried and tested.


He nicked my Avatar!!!!!

redex is the worst product ever

i work in a garage and customers come in with big problems ie car not running right

we always ask what seems to be the problem as soon as they say i put redex in it we know that is the problem drain the tank and refill take for a good run and 90% of the time they cure them selves some times they have caused some damage

My car runs slightly under power and mgp drops from 36-31 when the tank has redex added to it but runs fine again after the next fill up.Only use it once a year mind.

Well, petrol now days are added with chemical to clean ur engine when using it. I prefer to use shell petrol 95 and service the car regulary to ensure my car in good condition in mpg and emmision.

massive183

redex is the worst product ever i work in a garage and customers come in … redex is the worst product ever i work in a garage and customers come in with big problems ie car not running right we always ask what seems to be the problem as soon as they say i put redex in it we know that is the problem drain the tank and refill take for a good run and 90% of the time they cure them selves some times they have caused some damage



Sounds like you're the worst mechanic ever...

massive183

drain the tank and refill take for a good run


then charge £250 for 'fixing' it?

Just remember to buy the correct one, there's a "Petrol" and a "Petrol Injector". (And a diesel but you're not that stupid ... are you ...)

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Warbaby

Having spent my working life in engine design, I would stay well away … Having spent my working life in engine design, I would stay well away from petrol and diesel additives. Any improvement after using them is most likely either co-incidental or imaginary (placebo effect), and there's a chance they will cause damage to today's complex engine systems.akexuk - Contamination of petrol fuel lines with diesel, or vice versa, wouldn't be expected to cause any problem as the volume would be very small. Where the filter or injection pump on a diesel engine becomes contaminated, that's a different matter (especially on modern diesels) and the sytem would need a complete purge. Additives used in this situation would, again, be likely to do more harm than good.



Having spent most of my driving life ( so to speak) adding redex to cars that have failed the MOT on emissions and then finding it passes, I wave my dangly bits at all the nay-sayers!

Unless, of course, the delusions included the MOT testers.
Edited by: "Pluun" 13th Sep 2011

only had the 250 ml standard, price said £1 rolled back from £2,,
Further down the store i saw the same on display near a checkout saying £2 rolled back from £3!

Nice post though op, thanks

Pluun

Having spent most of my driving life ( so to speak) adding redex to cars … Having spent most of my driving life ( so to speak) adding redex to cars that have failed the MOT on emissions and then finding it passes, I wave my dangly bits at all the nay-sayers! :pUnless, of course, the delusions included the MOT testers.




Perhaps it would be better to just get the car fixed in the first plece.

Not in Hemel Hempstead store...still 4 quid

Pluun

WOW! Good job you didn't do anything really, really,stupid, like put it … WOW! Good job you didn't do anything really, really,stupid, like put it into the fuel tank.



Why is it stupid??? you can put it in the carb to clean it out as well

Its a £1 for the petrol version and its still £4 for the petrol injection system one....

Edited by: "DRAMBUI" 13th Sep 2011

massive183

i work in a garage and customers come in with big problems ie car not … i work in a garage and customers come in with big problems ie car not running right we always ask what seems to be the problem as soon as they say i put redex in it we know that is the problem drain the tank and refill take for a good run and 90% of the time they cure them selves some times they have caused some damage


I bet the contents of the jerry cans end up in your car

HeCTiC

Perhaps it would be better to just get the car fixed in the first plece.


Often not economically viable, particularly on older cars where emissions may be due to internal engine wear. Mechanics are expensive at around £50 an hour, and not everyone has the resources or inclination to pull car engines to pieces.

Got 4 bottles of it in Wrexham. My old beetle likes the stuff and now have enough for at least 16 tanks worth. Cheers op

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HeCTiC

Perhaps it would be better to just get the car fixed in the first plece.



You'd better find that post for cheap spades.
You're going to need a few at the speed you're digging yourself into a hole!
One of the cars I've had was a diesel Sierra.
By the time the body died, it had done well over 300,000 miles and all I'd done to the engine in that time was service it and set the tappets twice and I only did them because I was bored!

A closed mouth avoids your foot.

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DRAMBUI

Why is it stupid??? you can put it in the carb to clean it out as wellIts … Why is it stupid??? you can put it in the carb to clean it out as wellIts a £1 for the petrol version and its still £4 for the petrol injection system one....


Funny how it's not mentioned on the bottle. (_;)

It is

DRAMBUI

Why is it stupid??? you can put it in the carb to clean it out as wellIts … Why is it stupid??? you can put it in the carb to clean it out as wellIts a £1 for the petrol version and its still £4 for the petrol injection system one....




well what a doyle you are! yes putting it through the carb will have a greater effect than having an increased burn temp of the petrol going through the fuel.

now go put your husband's tea on before he comes home!

bagged the diesel stuff a few weeks back, hot.
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