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Old 04-19-2010, 11:56 AM   #1  
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Default what kind of Feul or Gas treatment additive do you use/ Cleaning products

was in advanced auto today and saw some seajam product in a can, sort of like the lucas oil looking stuff and it was on sale for i think 6.99 vs 899 regular price.

I usually use just regular stp or something for about 2 bucks every maybe 3-4 months, feul system or gas treatment and just wondering if overall they all probably work the same or is it in some instances to where the more expensive one gives a better overall effect?

Also what do you use on your tires to shine them? I like that Meguiars tire shine in red bottle, spray on but dont see it much in stores anymore. I did see alot of new turtle wax products and in particular, turtle wax ice which I might start going to. I also use the furmula 2001 in green bottle as well
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Lucas Upper Cylinder Lube and Gas Treatment is the SHIT. I payed like $10 at Autozone for the big bottle that last many treatments. Way better and economical that the STP stuff. But that is OK too.
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Lucas Upper Cylinder Lube and Gas Treatment is the SHIT. I payed like $10 at Autozone for the big bottle that last many treatments. Way better and economical that the STP stuff. But that is OK too.
some say gas products today have alot of additives in it already and buying other additives is a waste of money lol but i guess to each his own
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some say gas products today have alot of additives in it already and buying other additives is a waste of money lol but i guess to each his own
I have a few mechanic friends and quite a few that are mechanically inclined buds. Learned quite a bit from those guys on how to fix/maintain my own crap. But I am always fixing their computer mushroom clouds as well. Most agree/recommend that Lucas is killer stuff. .And a $10 bottle treats over 100 gallons of gas or something like that. But to each their own.
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some say gas products today have alot of additives in it already and buying other additives is a waste of money lol but i guess to each his own
If you use a decent brand of fuel, then there is very little reason to use any type of additive fuel product. By that, I mean using a high quality brand such as BP, Shell, Chevron, Texaco, and perhaps a few more. All 4 of these I know have a very good additive package in their fuel.

However the problem is whether you use a discount fuel, or lower quality brand of fuel. These fuels tend to use the minimum amount of additive that is required by federal law, which has been tested repeatedly by Ford, Honda, Jaguar which show it is not enough. Part of the reason for this is that when the federal government started regulating the minimum amount of detergent in the fuel, many discount brands actually decreased the amount they put it.

When I use an additive, I really like Concentrated Techron by Chevron. That stuff works, and works well.
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If you use a decent brand of fuel, then there is very little reason to use any type of additive fuel product. By that, I mean using a high quality brand such as BP, Shell, Chevron, Texaco, and perhaps a few more. All 4 of these I know have a very good additive package in their fuel.

However the problem is whether you use a discount fuel, or lower quality brand of fuel. These fuels tend to use the minimum amount of additive that is required by federal law, which has been tested repeatedly by Ford, Honda, Jaguar which show it is not enough. Part of the reason for this is that when the federal government started regulating the minimum amount of detergent in the fuel, many discount brands actually decreased the amount they put it.

When I use an additive, I really like Concentrated Techron by Chevron. That stuff works, and works well.
yes in my car i only go to places like bp, hess, shell, exxon, to name the top few and run high octane. Its a 95 5.0 stang, modded car fuel injection
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+1 on the Techron. I have used it for years and it really does the job.
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been using Marvel's Mystery oil for about 6 months and have noticed a big improvement in gas mileage and also in quieting the engine. I primarily put in 1 quart in the crankcase and about 3 ounces in the gas tank when I fill up since I only fill up at about 7 gallons. Also works great in the auto tranny reservoir
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I work for an oil company so I just grab stuff from the warehouse. I never use oil additives. With multi-vis engine oils, their additive packages are very complex. Those additives are blended specifically into that oil to make the oil do what it should. When you add oustide additives into the mix, it could throw the additive package that is blended into the oil off, sometimes slowly causing more harm than good.
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I've also heard that nowadays you don't really need any fuel additives. To each their own. I'm not even sure how someone can say "it really does the job". Does what ? Keeps the car running smooth ? Was it running awful before you started using the additive ?
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Well...some of the things you buy can be found in your house...like our line of fuel system dryer...it is isopr. alcohol...
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Seafoam is superior to any additive IMO, add to crankcase and vacuum line before oil change, and a can to gas when you like. You will not be disappointed, many Youtube clips of the procedure can be found.
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Alot of people in the minitrucking scene swear by Seafoam...I have never used

Nothing like dropping some seafoam into your crankcase, then a chunk of carbon fall off into the oil pan and it blocking off the pickup tube on your oil pump, lol.

But I guess if your engine wasnt highly sludged and carboned up it might be safer.
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Not mine, 2000 Maxima 117,000 miles and 116,600 with Mobil 1 syn. Buddy had a engine scope with video on the end, kinda looked like fiber obtic, and the inside of engine was beautiful. Clean no sludge and inside cylinder walls still had some cross hatch honing marks. I have only done 2 treatments myself... 1 just in March when I did my preventive maint. on the car and once when I had mis-diagnosed a bad MAF. All in all though it seemed to work real good.

Watching some of those Youtube videos and how long some people's car smoked only reassured me that I had a clean healthy motor as mine didn't smoke very long or as thick.

However, I see your point with someone that might be trying to fix a bigger problem with some "magic in a can" cure.
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Not mine, 2000 Maxima 117,000 miles and 116,600 with Mobil 1 syn. Buddy had a engine scope with video on the end, kinda looked like fiber obtic, and the inside of engine was beautiful. Clean no sludge and inside cylinder walls still had some cross hatch honing marks. I have only done 2 treatments myself... 1 just in March when I did my preventive maint. on the car and once when I had mis-diagnosed a bad MAF. All in all though it seemed to work real good.

Watching some of those Youtube videos and how long some people's car smoked only reassured me that I had a clean healthy motor as mine didn't smoke very long or as thick.

However, I see your point with someone that might be trying to fix a bigger problem with some "magic in a can" cure.
exactly..people these days rely too much on "snake oil" marketing tactics. Like that engine restore sstuff that is "supposed" to restore enfgine compression...

Or paying $20 each for spark plugs that do nothing more to help you engine that proper PMing would do.
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