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powerplus

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as a lot of you will remember my motorhome had a rattle on load when the engine was cold that went away as it warmed up

i took it to a fiat garage in portugal and they did a service and computer reset

it was still there and they said its a ford engine and just let it warm up before driving

they gave me a bottle of kent fuel guard to put in the tank and advised to use the better grade of diesel 

well i did that all the way to   to the fiat professional garage by Portsmouth docks 
that fiat camper support recommended and i had booked it into

they were going to give me a loan van to get our stuff home but i could not give them my ni number so the insurance would not let me loan a van

i drove the van home and this morning i was supposed to take the van back and leave it there
and pop down tomorrow in the car to start it up and show the mechanic the problem when it was cold

well blow me when i started the van i could not make it rattle so there was no point in taking the van to Portsmouth 

so phoned them up and cancelled for the time being

so is it the better fuel, the fuel cleaner or a combination of both

i have contacted kent to try and source some more additive and they only sell to the trade but said they will get back

i may also change the oil as the fiat garage in portugal used eco oil in the service and it was supposed to be fiats own oil and it seems as thin as water on the dip stick



fingers crossed

barry



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I didn't know there was a `better diesel´ only normal diesel and another with rape diesel. 
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hi

i think the more expensive fuel has better additives to help the fuel keep the engine cleaner

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I have used Sainsbury’s petrol and diesel for eighteen years with no problem at all, I have spoken to a few grease monkeys and they say it’s just as good as the expensive ones.
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Were your rattle problems solely in and around Portugal ? And then cleared once in Blighty?

Perhaps the grades of fuel haven’t been to its liking?

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hi simon


no it has been about for a while but was getting worse

it sounded as if it had some piston slap when cold but its definitely a lot quieter now

the service forman at the fiat garage in portsmouth said it was sounding as sweet as a nut when it was warm and did not have the normal sounds  that relate to timing chain or ecr valve problems and thought that possibly the injectors might be playing up but  doubted that 

possibly the cleaner may have cleaned something up that allowed the injectors to spray properly

he said that if a injector did not spray properly it can make the engine pink

but its not there now so fingers crossed and i will use some more cleaner to just make sure

the kent fuel guard is german tuv approved  so at least it has been tested properly

barry
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Any oil of the correct grade for you engine will do,there all made to the same spec,the index numbers like 10/40 etc meen the oil is thin on start up but thickens to a 40 grade when warm,remember its the first few mins at start up that wears a engine plus slow driving which never lets the oil warm up to let the deturgents and the long chain polemers do the stuff.
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