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#1628314 - 10/11/09 08:41 PM Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2073
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Hello to all,

I decided to try Redline SL-1 gas additive to see if I see any improvements in mileage etc compared to me standard gas additive Techron. The label indicated it does the same service as Techron but with the added plus of being an "upper cylinder lube". I wonder, does Techron have an UCL as well??? It doesn' say it does. Answers anyone??

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#1628439 - 10/11/09 11:15 PM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: Durango]
Loobed Offline


Registered: 07/20/07
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Loc: Northern California, USA


I don't think Techron has an UCL, but it does have something for exposed float level coils (GM vehicles)
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#1628757 - 10/12/09 10:44 AM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: Loobed]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2073
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Loobed,

Thank you for your reply. Since Techron has no UCL additive at all can you tell me what you mean by "float level coils"?????

Durango

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#1629395 - 10/12/09 09:04 PM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: Durango]
strongt Offline


Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 367
Loc: So. Utah
I think he's talking about the sender unit for fuel level sensor in the fuel tank.


Edited by strongt (10/12/09 09:05 PM)
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#1639628 - 10/20/09 11:27 PM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: strongt]
hofcat Offline


Registered: 10/06/09
Posts: 45
Loc: CA
I would think any improvements in mileage would be insignificant if your engine is already clean and in good shape. The improvements in mpg from Techron may be far less than the mpg variation from the changes in driving habits from one tank of gas to the next.

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#1641514 - 10/22/09 02:59 PM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: hofcat]
[RT] ProjUltraZ Offline


Registered: 12/16/04
Posts: 1053
Loc: Honolulu, HI
right but even if your engine is clean oil-wise, it will clean out the fuel system and injectors, and then also the combustion chamber to some extent with the PEA, followed by other things like the EGR

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#1641521 - 10/22/09 03:07 PM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: [RT] ProjUltraZ]
ADFD1 Offline


Registered: 04/05/09
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Loc: CA.
I've tried Amsoil PI, Red Line, Techron, and Regane FI cleaners. Red Line has been the best in the three applications I used it in. For the price I paid for it on Amazon.com it is tough to beat.
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#1642275 - 10/23/09 03:18 AM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: ADFD1]
postjeeprcr Offline


Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 1808
Loc: USA
I have used both and I liked the Red Line better, but I also think the Techron is a good product. I used the Amsoil PI and it did not do anything.
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#1642283 - 10/23/09 04:01 AM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: postjeeprcr]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 24100
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: postjeeprcr
I have used both and I liked the Red Line better, but I also think the Techron is a good product. I used the Amsoil PI and it did not do anything.


After trying Red Line FI cleaner for the first time I have to agree with you, it clearly is the best FI cleaner I've used to date.
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#1642474 - 10/23/09 08:56 AM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: demarpaint]
Greggy_D Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 1537
Loc: Near Ann Arbor, Michigan
What brings you guys to the consensus that Redline is "better" and "best"? Data? Gut feeling?
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#1642545 - 10/23/09 09:57 AM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: Greggy_D]
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
It must be gut feeling. I've tried them all and usually get my best results with the Gumout REGANEŽ, but that's just my gut feeling.

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#1642988 - 10/23/09 02:44 PM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: Durango]
kr_bitog Offline


Registered: 10/06/07
Posts: 793
Loc: South East Asia
So far, the techron is the one that does not impress me. Regane always impressed me with additional power feeling, Redline often comes with additional mpg. Techron just smoothen idle like the rest.

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#1643044 - 10/23/09 03:26 PM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: Greggy_D]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Greggy_D
What brings you guys to the consensus that Redline is "better" and "best"? Data? Gut feeling?


Gut feeling, and my wife made a comment on how much better the Aerostar was running after a bottle of Red Line FI cleaner went through it. She never complains, but notices when something is running better.
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#1643871 - 10/24/09 09:52 AM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: demarpaint]
Lakersguy Offline


Registered: 09/22/07
Posts: 296
Loc: The OC
I like both. I use a 3 oz maint. dose of either one in each fill up. My gas tanks are 22 and 25 gal.
The Redline folks told me a 1.5 oz dose for each 10 gallons so I figured I'm good.
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#1643893 - 10/24/09 10:19 AM Re: Techron VS Redline SL-1 additive [Re: Lakersguy]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 24100
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Lakersguy

The Redline folks told me a 1.5 oz dose for each 10 gallons so I figured I'm good.


They told me the same thing and also said I can continue to use MMO with it if I wanted to. I use MMO all the time, and thought I'd toss that question out there.
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