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teamalicea

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:29:26 PM

Has anyone used a gas additive? Do they really work in saving money? Do they damage your engine?
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XFE
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 1:04:05 PM

Chevron Techron @ every oil change, as I am uncertain of the presence of detergents in many of the gas stations in my area
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gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 5:54:36 AM

never used an additive
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 4:02:44 AM

no damage , use as directed on the package

only works if you need it , like in the case of a car that does not get driven
6 month old gas looses it's punch , additive will help
or car just back on the road after a long sit , additive will get things cleaned up

normal everyday cars , not to much use for anything in the gas tank but gas

[Edited by: CactusBobs at 1/7/2013 4:03:52 AM EST]
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emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 1:05:24 AM

have not noticed any change
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 2:25:52 PM

no
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 12:18:10 PM

Do a study. Maybe a car fan magazine will pay you for the article. ;)
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hawkman74
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:16:09 AM

I haven't noticed any improvement using additives...but I haven't used additives over a long period of time either.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:52:19 AM

yes
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glambgirl
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:32:39 AM

No, no and I don't know.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 11:05:44 PM

NOT SURE
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:39:27 AM

I don't think that the private individual has the time/patience to make a decision here
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Jeff1226
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:18:11 AM

yes
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:24:55 AM

Yes
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:24:54 AM

Yes
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 5:05:41 AM

What gas additives, why buy some additive, what have you gained by the time you spend the money to buy it?
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borsht
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:19:43 PM

Some additives used to make sense. Such as top cylinder lubricants.
Not wise to use with catalytic converters though. With todays sophisticated engine controls,,the wise think is to stick with the formulations that the gas companies are formulating.
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