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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 11th Mar 18, 4:54 PM
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    Redex Diesel System Cleaner
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    • 11th Mar 18, 4:54 PM
    Redex Diesel System Cleaner 11th Mar 18 at 4:54 PM
    Bought a 3pk of Redex Diesel System Cleaner for 4 from B&M (link). It says to use half a bottle with a full tank of diesel but I put a whole bottle into a quarter of a tank of diesel and then went on a 20 mile 60MPH'ish hoon up some A roads.

    Has it made a difference? Who knows!
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 11th Mar 18, 7:14 PM
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    Is there a point? Who knows!
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    • Begsey
    • By Begsey 11th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
    I bought a product from Halfords once, something like 12 reduced to 3.
    Got it home, read the bottle, it was odourless kerosene.
    I could have taken it out my home heating oil tank and paid around 12p. Sure, it would have smelled, but not much mixed with 70 litres of diesel.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 12th Mar 18, 2:56 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 2:56 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 2:56 AM
    Bought a 3pk of Redex Diesel System Cleaner for 4 from B&M (link). It says to use half a bottle with a full tank of diesel but I put a whole bottle into a quarter of a tank of diesel and then went on a 20 mile 60MPH'ish hoon up some A roads.

    Has it made a difference? Who knows!
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    Give it a week's driving. Unfortunately you've not followed the advice so contrary to belief putting in a whole bottle in a few gallons of diesel won't work as well as if you'd put 1/2 a bottle in a tank.
    • jeepjunkie
    • By jeepjunkie 12th Mar 18, 8:12 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 8:12 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 8:12 AM
    I think you would have been better off buying 4 diesel
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 12th Mar 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 11:56 AM
    Give it a week's driving. Unfortunately you've not followed the advice so contrary to belief putting in a whole bottle in a few gallons of diesel won't work as well as if you'd put 1/2 a bottle in a tank.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    I'll use the other 2 bottles correctly. Just wanted to see if it makes a difference or not by putting a whole bottle in.
    • scaredofdebt
    • By scaredofdebt 12th Mar 18, 12:03 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 12:03 PM
    And how will you know if it makes a difference?

    I've used this stuff myself before and it didn't make any noticeable difference. I recorded all mileage, fuel consumption etc before and after.
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    • misterbarlow
    • By misterbarlow 12th Mar 18, 12:43 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 12:43 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 12:43 PM
    engine deposits build up over years in nano layers, just like say paint on a wall.. and must be cleaned away in the same way.. layer by layer.. over time.

    this is (allegedly) done by these products slowly over the course of a tank flowing through, which can be many hundred miles driving, over several weeks or months.. slowly cleaning away at each layer.

    simply throwing an entire pot of paint thinner at a wall wont eat away at 100 layers of paint in one go.. only the top few layers, putting it on a few times a day for six weeks will though..

    same principle!!
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