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Redex Petrol Treatment - 99p *Instore* @ Sainsburys
Redex Petrol Treatment - 99p *Instore* @ Sainsburys

Redex Petrol Treatment - 99p *Instore* @ Sainsburys

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Went to my local Sainbury's superstore today ( SHIRLEY, SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS!) and came across this item in the sale section (not stickerised) just priced at 99p on the shelf! Not sure if Nationwide, had 4 left on the shelf!
Strange thing is elsewhere in the shop they had the same item on sale for £4.99!!

Will upload a picture to show there was no sale sticker, picture taken at approx. 11am TODAY! My first post - so go easy on me, HOPE I have done everything right!

72 Comments

Original Poster

Also can post a receipt if anyone is in doubt, I bought 2.
Thanks.!

that's 99p too much!

Original Poster

Why so?

Dont think I would use this product unless I was really having problems. I have heard some horror stories after using this.

Snake oil

Original Poster

Used to use it in my Alfa Romeo with no problems at all. Besides I thought this was a hot deal site and not a review site ladies and gents! Lol. Harsh facts: this retails for between 4 and 5 pounds, if someone who needs/wants it can get it for 99p because of my post, I'll be glad to have helped...

Really dont understand why people buy this stuff.
All petrol has various additives added to keep injectors / valves etc etc clean.
waste of money

heat from me. I don't want any but it is a good price, and that is what the site is for....

They did a review of this stuff and others like it on 5th Gear and it has been scientifically proven not to increase MPG or Power... in some cases it actually reduced MPG / Power... complete waste of time and money...in the long run it will do more damage than good, as all it is doing is thinning out the mixture in your petrol tank... A mechanic firend of mine warned me that once used, if you ever stop using it, your car will never be the same again...

As I dont need it or want it however I have not voted in either way on this item...
Edited by: "TheCaptain" 22nd Jan 2011

I do agree I have heard the stories and reviews about this myself and never used it never will , but if it really is that bad how can they sell it to people ?

dc7911

I do agree I have heard the stories and reviews about this myself and … I do agree I have heard the stories and reviews about this myself and never used it never will , but if it really is that bad how can they sell it to people ?



Because people are 'impressionable' (politest word I could think of). Put a faded racing 'celebrity's' name on it and you could charge even more!

What more than 99p ! Lol

we use it in our 4 stroke garden equipment , excellent price.

I remember back in the 60's to clean the engine top end it was recommended to take the spark plugs out and pour in neat redex and leave overnight. It was fun the next day to see the whole neighbourhood engulfed in blue/ white fumes.

irrelevant now with modern engines, oils and fuel.

Original Poster

Very amusing replies above... Thanks to those who have voted so far...again I stress I used this irregularly on 2 of my previous cars, both were fine after and during use. I'm not here to market redex anyway! Lol, just trying to post a good PRICED deal...

It doesnt hurt to use it. And wasnt that fifth gear test a test of those "nitro shots" type additives and not just plain old redex? I still think its a good idea to use it once in a while and for 99p what are you gonna loose?

Original Poster

@ ozzie, thanks, never thought about that...maybe I can use it to preserve my battered old petrol mower!

Banned

i too am getting sick of people reviewing stuff on here, its about a hot deal or not! dont like it, dont comment. get a life!

So lets get this right you can only comment on something if you like it, what a load of c**p. If I see a good deal posted on a product and I am tempted to go buy it I would like to hear other peoples views first, especially bad ones they may save me from wasting my money.
Edited by: "dc7911" 22nd Jan 2011

Banned

Thats still a 99 Pence Gullibility Tax.

I remember back in the 60s a company selling silver pellets to drop in your tank to improve mpg.
Is this just another copper bracelet for rheumatism ploy?

I've used these products in petrol / diesel cars and made no difference whatsoever.

However for 99p its well priced for those who do buy these products.

I have no idea how well this stuff works on modern cars but it did work well well on old cars with carbs 1980's. Not something i used more than once on a car but it did seem to give it a good clean out at the time and car ran much better in the mornings after using it.

I don't see any use for this product on modern cars just as I no longer need to take the spark plugs out of my ford escort on a winter morning and warm them up under the grill to get it to start

Hot deal if you want it or need it.

TheCaptain

They did a review of this stuff and others like it on 5th Gear and it has … They did a review of this stuff and others like it on 5th Gear and it has been scientifically proven not to increase MPG or Power... in some cases it actually reduced MPG / Power... complete waste of time and money...in the long run it will do more damage than good, as all it is doing is thinning out the mixture in your petrol tank... A mechanic firend of mine warned me that once used, if you ever stop using it, your car will never be the same again...As I dont need it or want it however I have not voted in either way on this item...




Yeah, I heard it's more addictive than heroin if you're a car. Be warned folks, if your car gets hooked on this, it will be hooked for life! Before you know it, it will be emptying your bank account and selling your belongings for it's 'fix'.

My boyo used to swear by this stuff! But I'm not sure if it was his language or his 'how's ale' factor. Guess the jury's still out!

TheCaptain

A mechanic firend of mine warned me that once used, if you ever stop … A mechanic firend of mine warned me that once used, if you ever stop using it, your car will never be the same again...



Sounds like total **** to me unless he's saying the mixture screws were reset on the carb to run under the new 'leaner' mixture (which would not be much of a difference at the rate this is added). So it would run a tad richer without it.

To be fair, redex worked well in older cars, However pretty much pointless in today's cars, You are better off changing your oil more frequently, Much better results and better for your car.

abfmdf

Dont think I would use this product unless I was really having problems. … Dont think I would use this product unless I was really having problems. I have heard some horror stories after using this.



I haven't, tell me more!
I think the truth is this stuff might work but then again it might make no difference. If you've got an MOT coming up bung some in, give your car a thrash and it might help with the emissions test. Certainly worth a 99p gamble

I am a mechanic and strip engines for fun in my spare time...the stuff is brilliant and works, engine without is is gunked up, an engine that has had it used a lot is clean as a whistle, all mechanics use it where I work.

Edited by: "guest5234" 22nd Jan 2011

This is an outdated sticking plaster for old bangers. I used it back in the 80s on old cars and it made some of them run better. But with fuel injection, engine management and modern fuels it makes no sense. I really wouldn't recommend it for anything more recent than a Cortina!

Cold from me at any price.

bigsky

This is an outdated sticking plaster for old bangers. I used it back in … This is an outdated sticking plaster for old bangers. I used it back in the 80s on old cars and it made some of them run better. But with fuel injection, engine management and modern fuels it makes no sense. I really wouldn't recommend it for anything more recent than a Cortina!Cold from me at any price.




You a mechanic? because I am (_;) IT'S GOOD ON MODERN CARS AS WELL AS BANGERS.

They would add it at the refinery if it did not cost so much, great addiative.
Edited by: "guest5234" 22nd Jan 2011

Voted hot from me as regardless of it's pro's or con's its the cheapest I've ever seen it selling for. Good find OP.:)

Darnitt... stocked up on this when it was £2 at Asda. Voted hot!

Seems to improve performance in my 2001 328i but noticeably reduced my mpg in my 2006 Prius!

It's not direct performance. Performance is only improved if there is clogging of the system that these additives can remove. In many cases, this won't be the case - if you want better performance, buy higher octane fuel.

These additives help in 2 main ways. Firstly, many reduce moisture turning it into a weak fuel and subsequently reducing rust. Secondly, they can help with cold starts of the engine - mainly through the cetane (sp) additive.

Anyone thinking that a small bottle of additive will add many miles to their fuel efficiency directly are kidding themselves.

Original Poster

For the LOVE of god! no where in my post have I recommend the use of this for any particular thing. I'm aware its not everyones cup of tea, people have commented its great for lawnmower maintenance, so to anyone who will find a use for it, its a bloody good deal!
@richto have u got nothing better to do with your life? poor soul...

Original Poster

AMO,that's a fine assessment, seriously, and I hope u voted hot for the price consideration? When I used this, was always on cars with 70k + on the clock and like once every 6 months! Never had a problem, always did it for the cleansing aspect.

@qkhateeb - oh yes, this deal is hot!

The average price of one of these bottles is £3.95. The average price for the STD brand equivalent in Halfords etc is £4.95-5.95. So getting these bottles for £1 is an amazing deal. The Redex Diesel ones were half price (£2) in ASDA not long ago.

For most people filling up once with premium fuel once every 6 months (which contain addititives) or adding one of these bottles once every 6 months (especially when moving into the cold months) is the best they can hope to gain. Anything more and its debateable whether their money is well spent.

guest5234

...all mechanics use it where I work.



Must be a right dodgy back street garage then. Please tell us where so we can all avoid it.

Original Poster

@AMO - for sure! I have a diesel, but the Mrs has a petrol, so I bought one for her, and thanks to one poster earlier may use the other on the old petrol mower! Cheers!

Has anyone tried the new pink bottles? You add it to your washer fluid and it makes your car fly like Back to the future!!!!!!!!!!!!111

mehmeh

Has anyone tried the new pink bottles? You add it to your washer fluid … Has anyone tried the new pink bottles? You add it to your washer fluid and it makes your car fly like Back to the future!!!!!!!!!!!!111

You do realise you're not supposed to drink it?
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