Redex fuel system treatment £2.50 (250ml) petrol and diesel. Great price! @ Wilko
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Redex fuel system treatment £2.50 (250ml) petrol and diesel. Great price! @ Wilko

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Found 25th Jan 2016
I have no idea if this stuff does any good, and I am sure opinion will be divided. I rather suspect that its just hydraulic fluid in the bottle (by the smell) but regardless of its utility, this is an excellent price for it!
It's £4 anywhere else

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Where?

Halfords are doing both diesel and petrol for £5 which treats 4 tanks

caffrey08

Where?



​click on the get deal link is there

Tesco £2 each.... Not sure if it's still on offer

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savsac29

Halfords are doing both diesel and petrol for £5 which treats 4 tanks


Sounds about the same then. These are good for 2 tanks. Must be a supplier offer then. Its still a great deal, Halfords too

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onamission100

Tesco £2 each.... Not sure if it's still on offer


£4 at tesco now

On the olden days I could see the use of this stuff, helped stop pinking and dissolve crud from old metal storage tanks. With today's fuel and delivery systems, at the forecourt and engine, I really don't see the need for this stuff.

Voted hot because it is a good deal.

Right what's the point

I put some of this stuff in a Vectra diesel. Within a few minutes of starting up the engine warning light came on. Turned out one of the lambda sensors in the exhaust system had been damaged. Cost me £85 to get if fixed. Won't use this stuff again in any car.

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Clockwatcher

I put some of this stuff in a Vectra diesel. Within a few minutes of … I put some of this stuff in a Vectra diesel. Within a few minutes of starting up the engine warning light came on. Turned out one of the lambda sensors in the exhaust system had been damaged. Cost me £85 to get if fixed. Won't use this stuff again in any car.


what neat? or did you put it in a full tank of fuel?

often £2 at Tesco

Clockwatcher

I put some of this stuff in a Vectra diesel. Within a few minutes of … I put some of this stuff in a Vectra diesel. Within a few minutes of starting up the engine warning light came on. Turned out one of the lambda sensors in the exhaust system had been damaged. Cost me £85 to get if fixed. Won't use this stuff again in any car.



​coincidence I'd say I'd like to know how you think a very diluted chemical that was then burnt damaged a lambda sensor

I put this in an motorcycle through the carb once. Had to re-ring the bike afterwards! Taught me about 4stroke engines though

what about Forte stuff. More expensive but hear its really good. Especially the diesel ones for dpf problems.

Erm are we going back 30 years when fuel and oil was not at its prime...

Modern engines with modern fuel and serviced within schedules would not need this.

The dealer i use to work at flogged this stuff as a money earner on service although the manufacturer stated no additives at all fuel/oil must be used as it can cause damage, as found by above by others.

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tinca

On the olden days I could see the use of this stuff, helped stop pinking … On the olden days I could see the use of this stuff, helped stop pinking and dissolve crud from old metal storage tanks. With today's fuel and delivery systems, at the forecourt and engine, I really don't see the need for this stuff. Voted hot because it is a good deal.



If you read your manual that comes with the car it will state ....no additives are to be used in the fuel....includes this s**te. Ha, ha. My L200 manual states where air temp below -40c mix petrol with diesel 50/50....ratio....

Get millers from halfords, you do notice a difference in power and mpg.

Was £2 in tesco Yiewsley last night so offer must still be on

millers and forte seemed to work better in my car.
forte was good for dpf but mine would get blocked up again not long after.

I paid £2 in Tesco also

I had a long talk with the AA man he said that this stuff wrecks the DPF systems on modern diesel cars. Modern Diesel fuels have lots of additives and they do not need this at all. He says to avoid this at all costs. His Ford Transit diesel had 2 new DPF systems fitted and Ford investigated the old ones and pointed at RedEx as the culprit that was corroding a component in the DPF filter. So on that advice I would not risk it as the AA had stopped using this when servicing their Diesel vans. Should still be OK on older non-DPF diesels though. The AA guy ran a can of "Wurth Diesel Additive" through my Vauxhall Insignia Diesel. It's about £15 a can. But the AA use that all the time to flush engines through. But modern diesels don't need it regularly.

Edited by: "ICTHUS" 26th Jan 2016

Tasted revolting. Voting cold.

Don't know if this works but I have a 10 year old car and have been using this stuff once or twice a year, from new. Never failed a MOT- I know modern petrol already contains lots of cleaning additives but £2-£3 a year extra isn't much even if it wasn't doing much.

onamission100

Tesco £2 each.... Not sure if it's still on offer



Saw it for £2 in Tesco Fulbourn, Cambridge yesterday.

This stuff does actually work. I failed my MOT on my audi which has dpf on the emissions part. Stuck a bottle of this in and a quick motorway trip and had it passed next day.

I also notice a slight improvement in my mpg whenever i use this.

My advice is that if you buy supermarket fuel (like i do) then stick half a bottle of this in ecvery few tanks or just buy decent petrol/ diesel to start off with.

A lot of manufactures specifically recommend that fuel additives should NOT be used at any time.
Just a warning in case you guys didn't know.

king132

This stuff does actually work. I failed my MOT on my audi which has dpf … This stuff does actually work. I failed my MOT on my audi which has dpf on the emissions part. Stuck a bottle of this in and a quick motorway trip and had it passed next day.I also notice a slight improvement in my mpg whenever i use this.My advice is that if you buy supermarket fuel (like i do) then stick half a bottle of this in ecvery few tanks or just buy decent petrol/ diesel to start off with.


Ha,ha, ha, ha, ha..................!X)

634miyamoto

Don't know if this works but I have a 10 year old car and have been using … Don't know if this works but I have a 10 year old car and have been using this stuff once or twice a year, from new. Never failed a MOT- I know modern petrol already contains lots of cleaning additives but £2-£3 a year extra isn't much even if it wasn't doing much.



Think it depends on the engine. Mines a 19 year old 3L Diesel, never has any additives (I put that thick STP oil in though after every oil change) sails through the emissions each year.

squeakybot

what about Forte stuff. More expensive but hear its really good. … what about Forte stuff. More expensive but hear its really good. Especially the diesel ones for dpf problems.



I had an old diesel pick-p that failed on emissions, the advice I had was get the engine as hot as possible, remove the air filter, pour the Forte directly into the fuel filter (i.e. remove and refit) then rev the t*ts off it for a minute. Then take for it's MOT. It passed ok after that, not sure which element helped though.
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 26th Jan 2016

Upper Cylinder Lubricant - does Ann Summers sell it?

king132

This stuff does actually work. I failed my MOT on my audi which has dpf … This stuff does actually work. I failed my MOT on my audi which has dpf on the emissions part. Stuck a bottle of this in and a quick motorway trip and had it passed next day.I also notice a slight improvement in my mpg whenever i use this.My advice is that if you buy supermarket fuel (like i do) then stick half a bottle of this in ecvery few tanks or just buy decent petrol/ diesel to start off with.



Out of interest what was the failure? I didn't think a diesel car with a fitted working dpf can fail

I quite like the millers additive myself, can usually feel the difference, says ifs safe for dpf cars although I don't think we'll ever really know for sure!

onamission100

Tesco £2 each.... Not sure if it's still on offer



​got some from teach yesterday!!

*tesco

king132

This stuff does actually work. I failed my MOT on my audi which has dpf … This stuff does actually work. I failed my MOT on my audi which has dpf on the emissions part. Stuck a bottle of this in and a quick motorway trip and had it passed next day.I also notice a slight improvement in my mpg whenever i use this.My advice is that if you buy supermarket fuel (like i do) then stick half a bottle of this in ecvery few tanks or just buy decent petrol/ diesel to start off with.



​supermarkets fuels comes from the same oil refineries as other oil companies does.

They don't cook their fuel in their in-store bakeries.

Above all they have same British Standards mentioned on thier pumps too.

check your asda, in mine in clearance section they had triple redex pack for 4.50, petrol and diesel versions same price

SteadVex

Out of interest what was the failure? I didn't think a diesel car with a … Out of interest what was the failure? I didn't think a diesel car with a fitted working dpf can failI quite like the millers additive myself, can usually feel the difference, says ifs safe for dpf cars although I don't think we'll ever really know for sure!



Reason(s) for failure
Exhaust emits an excessive level of metered smoke for a turbo charged engine (7.4.B.3b)

I dont do much motorway miles so i reckon the dpf was probably full of crap and just needed a motorway journey. Remember seeing the tester rev the engine and all this black soot coming coming out...

Like i said my mate suggested i put half a bottle of this stuff in and do around 40miles on a motorway at 60mph+ on low revs. It worked - had it passed next day.
Edited by: "king132" 26th Jan 2016

princeprecious

​supermarkets fuels comes from the same oil refineries as other oil c … ​supermarkets fuels comes from the same oil refineries as other oil companies does. They don't cook their fuel in their in-store bakeries.Above all they have same British Standards mentioned on thier pumps too.



I agree it all comes from the same companies. But the premium diesel at some petrol stations does contain added aditives which does increase fuel performance (i.e Shells V Power in my car lasts much longer). My point was that supermarket fuel doesnt have these and does burn faster.

So for me i either fill up on a decent diesel every 3-4 tanks or throw half a bottle of redex in when its cheap like this.
Edited by: "king132" 26th Jan 2016

king132

Reason(s) for failureExhaust emits an excessive level of metered smoke … Reason(s) for failureExhaust emits an excessive level of metered smoke for a turbo charged engine (7.4.B.3b)I dont do much motorway miles so i reckon the dpf was probably full of crap and just needed a motorway journey. Remember seeing the tester rev the engine and all this black soot coming coming out...Like i said my mate suggested i put half a bottle of this stuff in and do around 40miles on a motorway at 60mph+ on low revs. It worked - had it passed next day.



Cheers! Was curious as we have 2 diesels, one DPF one pre DPF never seen the dpf one smoke, the old one does when you boot it mind...

Just got 2 bottles in tesco £2 each

Just got 2 bottles in tesco £2 each
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