We are THE friendliest motorhome forum, please register to join in the fun, and have access to all areas.


Introduce yourself

Sign up Latest Topics Donate
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
powerplus

Avatar / Picture

Moderator extraordinaire
Registered:
Posts: 904
Reply with quote  #1 


hi

the wife just told me that tesco have the redex for £2 a 250ml bottle

at that price i thught i would try some

anyone else use it

barry




0
Taximan

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 106
Reply with quote  #2 
PoNot for years. Tesco have diesel and petrol Redex at half price. I noticed they also have Redex DPF cleaner.
0
peejay

Avatar / Picture

Executive member
Registered:
Posts: 2,710
Reply with quote  #3 
I'm certainly no expert but snake oil I reckon, I bunged some in my van a few years ago, no noticeable difference as far as I could tell.

I also tried some Forte diesel treatment later on which is supposed to be good stuff, same thing, no noticeable difference so I don't bother anymore.

Instead just give the van a good blast out every now and again at high revs to clean everything out.

Pete

__________________

*Vanless from Norfolk* 

My Greece stopover map

0
BurtSner

Avatar / Picture

Administrator. Executive member, Forum supporter.
Registered:
Posts: 6,445
Reply with quote  #4 
I don't use anything, but when I was working we would sell lots of cat cleaner and other types of "snake oil" to the local trade which they would use prior to an MOT with good results - perhaps it does do the job short term?
__________________
Burstner Nexxo T660 - family fun
1974 Norton Commando
1999 Suzuki Hayabusa
Molly - Chocolate Labrador 
only a biker understands why a dog hangs its head out of the window
Exeter, East Devon

Simon
0
powerplus

Avatar / Picture

Moderator extraordinaire
Registered:
Posts: 904
Reply with quote  #5 
hi all

well with the staff discount it works out at £1.80 so i got a couple of bottles and will give it a try

   its in the hands of the gods as to weather it is money well spent

but £1.80  its less than most carparks nowadays

barry
0
Gellyneck

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 155
Reply with quote  #6 
Used Forte prior to an oil change in one of the old cars it it certainly seemed to clear out a load of cr, eh, muck.
0
powerplus

Avatar / Picture

Moderator extraordinaire
Registered:
Posts: 904
Reply with quote  #7 
hi all
speaking to a mate that is a industrial chemist and knows a lot about auto additives as he was a technical manager for a lubrication company

he says they will work but to what degree depends on the the general condition of the fuel system
but things like redex can only help 

barry
0
Seannachie

Avatar / Picture

Executive member
Registered:
Posts: 1,437
Reply with quote  #8 
Read your handbook first. A lot of modern diesels state "Don't use any additives".

Used to use Millers Diesel Plus, as it was then called, in my old Merc, but mainly because it increased the cetane number and reduced fuel-waxing in sub-zero conditions - I live in Scotia, remember, where it regularly gets very, very cold - but it became uneconomic, even though I bought it in 5 litre drums. Just a quick thrash at max revs in 3rd gear for half an hour before MOT sorted my emissions (which were probably lesser for a 1993 vehicle anyway) . Always passed emissions nae problemo. It's the rust I had to keep at bay - the bits between the new welds rust, drat. [smiles%20(18)]
0
SANDBAGSID

Avatar / Picture

Senior Executive member
Registered:
Posts: 7,079
Reply with quote  #9 
Didn't know redex was still about, What about Castrol R loved the smell of that in the bike.
__________________

Alan    Ford transit pvc.

Bracknell forest Berkshire. 

0
powerplus

Avatar / Picture

Moderator extraordinaire
Registered:
Posts: 904
Reply with quote  #10 
HI ALAN

i think that redex is not the same as we remember it from the old days

CASTROL R  i remember it also and think millers may do there own version

just thought thats why our lungs are buggered now

called pollutants now

barry
0
Pudsey Bear

Avatar / Picture

Really should get out more
Registered:
Posts: 12,801
Reply with quote  #11 
I used to sell Millers oils to bikers, they do a fantastic range, and if asked would even test your old oil for wear particles, use their flushing oil, then retest after 3 months with theirs, I used it in my courier vans too due to the high mileages, I sold 3 sprinter 312s with 700k plus on them and they ran like new, bodies falling off, but engines fine.
__________________
Kev [comp] 

Warning, might contain an opinion [nono]  

If you're not the lead dog, your view never changes.

Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

Link to self build pictures

Link to sort of blog on facts


http://tinyurl.com/nzyry9n

2007 Citroen Relay XLWB self build
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

Go to top of page         Return to forum home page