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greydog13

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 12:31:11 AM

Does anyone use an additive in their fuel to improve mileage and/or engine performance. What do you use? Have you noticed positive, improved performance?
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Fredelin
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:45:39 PM

I have used STP and Lucas products.
I don't know about more KM, but sure the increase in power is immediate!
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 2:07:23 PM

APACHEGIRL writes: Laugh if you want to but I have been using stp gas treatment when and if i fill up. My gas mileage totally improved in my 10 year old SUV. Last time coming back from fl. at least 3 to 7 mpg. up to 27 mpg on one stop. Total Believer.
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I'm not laughing but I'm not believing either. Have you compared the mileage you were getting before using STP to the EPA estimates for your ride? My guess is that the mileage improvement you got was mileage that was recovered because of engine deposits that the STP removed. It is also common knowledge that people who do something to improve their mileage also, for a time, also drive more efficiently. Driving more efficiently will give you a better increase in mileage than any additive.
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johnchase
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 2:03:01 PM

No
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bighatch65
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 1:46:02 PM

Rarely
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 12:46:36 PM

Not really
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 11:10:19 AM

Don't use them.....

Our Hondas don't need them........
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blckwolf
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:17:50 AM

Don't use them, never have.
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Dako
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:13:48 AM

Seafoam
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ApacheGirl
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 10:25:23 AM

Laugh if you want to but I have been using stp gas treatment when and if i fill up. My gas mileage totally improved in my 10 year old SUV. Last time coming back from fl. at least 3 to 7 mpg. up to 27 mpg on one stop. Total Believer.
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twt
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 6:22:01 AM

I don't use them.
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MIT05
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 6:14:25 AM

Never use them.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 12:48:04 AM

don't use them.
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EvPv
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 8:54:55 PM

I simply use high octane 3 tnks in a row once a year, it seems to do the trick in helping maintain the mpg.
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JOB_Dave
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 8:44:49 PM

never used any additives
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:10:29 PM

none
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FarmTech
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 1:48:34 PM

The consensus of ASE Master Mechanics and professional high-end performance builders is that the absolute best additive is STARTRON (pronounced Star-Tron).

This additive will not only clean -- almost as good as a pro disassembly cleaning of moderate clogging -- Fuel Injectors, it is EXCELLENT for negating the effects of ethanol blended gasolines. It will stabilize the ethanol, perhaps remove some of the ethanol and encapsulate the water formed in tanks -- some from the Reid Vapor Pressure of ethanol or the evaporation of ethanol -- so that it will pass through the system and be burned in the engine.

It can be found at prices less than SeaFoam and is much, much better than SeaFoam.
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renegaudet
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 8:48:11 PM

My mechanic recommend one and it worked. Sorry can't remember the name.
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cricsync
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 5:34:09 PM

fuel injector cleaner works
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coffeerage
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 2:54:03 PM

Sea Foam
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thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 9:32:53 AM

1 bottle of Chevron Techron every 6 mos.
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 9:05:22 AM

I just use injector cleaner
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 9:03:58 AM

all are garbage except maybe the fuel injector cleaners
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 8:06:07 AM

I did use one only can of "Sea Foam" in my truck when my check engine light came on, but the truck was running fine anyway. It turned out to be an air valve in the injector system causing the problem. Don't waste your money on additives.
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JOB_Dave
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 5:45:26 PM

no
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forresj
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 7:39:06 AM

Fuel system cleaner (which cleans injectors too) and fuel stabilizer.
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AKStafford
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 11:22:24 PM

I try and stick to top tier fuels.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 10:23:39 PM

I'm giving Bell Laboratories Ethanol Defense a try. It's supposed to reduce the problems with ethanol-laced fuel. I won't know if it works until I've gone through a couple of tankfuls with it If I have any positive results, I'll report back.
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urpostman
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 4:58:01 PM

fuel injector cleaner noticeable improvment
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ranger2k
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 4:24:17 PM

just fuel cleaner
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PassmyGas
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 4:08:30 PM

no
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DI
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 3:52:40 PM

No.
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 3:29:07 PM

no
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GUNNIE
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 2:38:21 PM

Only injector cleaner.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 9:39:27 AM

nope
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wickstick83
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 9:14:27 AM

no
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Zig0
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 8:38:19 AM

I have in the past
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 8:35:25 AM

no
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2Tall
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 7:57:44 AM

no
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RJ35126
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 12:52:40 AM

no
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 12:51:43 AM

high RPM will clean it too.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 3:25:42 PM

Unless we take our engines apart, how do we really know if your injectors, valves, and stuff are really as dirty as all the pictures want us to think?

Use any reputable gas from a high turnover source and you'll be fine.

I've used Techron System Cleaner (not the watered down stuff they sell at costco) in the past. That *does* work. I had some pinging in my old car with 200Kmiles on it and it all went away after 1 treatment.

[Edited by: mybigtruck at 5/15/2013 3:28:28 PM EST]
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 10:36:31 AM

I use injector cleaner but that's it.
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PassmyGas
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 10:26:17 AM

no
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MIT05
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 10:01:03 AM

Never.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 2:22:19 PM

Improving fuel with additives can be very expensive and it's often a whole lot better and simpler to just use a Top Tier fuel.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 7:30:26 AM

nope, the costs outweighs the proposed improvements
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51stovi
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 7:26:51 AM

No
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BulletRC
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 5:54:34 AM

I like using Dura Lube fuel system cleaner.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 4:52:30 PM

No, no noticeable effect
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Clunk49
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 9:35:14 PM

I add Lucas Upper Cylinder Lubricant to lube the 18 year old intank fuel pump on my gasser.
Ya gotta remember, fuel cools and lubricates the electric fuel pump.
Letting one run out of gas hurts you more than just getting out and walking to the gas station.
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