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Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) #4458970
07/14/17 06:16 AM
07/14/17 06:16 AM
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GA, USA
goixiz Offline OP
goixiz  Offline OP
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GA, USA
I have always added about 1oz of TC-WS to 3-4 gallons of fuel during fill up at gas stations for my older cars.
I am wondering if i should start adding TC-WS to my new car thats less than 500 miles similar to my old cars.

ANy other recommendations as in oil or gas additives for this new car ?

Thanks in advance

Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4458974
07/14/17 06:23 AM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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TopTier gas with no additives. If you want to add something go for Techron but wait until maybe 10k as your injectors should not need cleaning when new.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: Donald] #4458978
07/14/17 06:29 AM
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Don't use any additives of any kind.


2009 Galant-ultra oil and filter
1987 Ford F-150 302
Smittys 5-30
Motorcraft filter
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459003
07/14/17 06:54 AM
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Colorado
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Originally Posted By: goixiz
I have always added about 1oz of TC-WS to 3-4 gallons of fuel during fill up at gas stations for my older cars.
I am wondering if i should start adding TC-WS to my new car thats less than 500 miles similar to my old cars.

ANy other recommendations as in oil or gas additives for this new car ?

Thanks in advance


You're kidding, right?


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459009
07/14/17 06:58 AM
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Top Tier gas only.

One bottle of Techron once or twice a year.

Don't worry about 640:1 ratio 2-stroke oil until you've got over 50,000 miles, imho... I guess 1000:1 or so wouldn't hurt for now. 1oz to 10 gallons of gas = 1280:1


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459018
07/14/17 07:13 AM
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I started steady TCW-3 fuel at 3k in the Honda, 21k today.


16 Civic Coupe Touring 33k
640:1 TCW-3 E091
Edge 0/40 XG7317
Firehawk Indy 500

06 4Runner SR5 141k
640:1 TCW-3
M1 0/40 XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: dblshock] #4459030
07/14/17 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: dblshock
I started steady TCW-3 fuel at 3k in the Honda, 21k today.

Are you talking about something like this? I have been using Techron in my 2006 twice a year since 90K and I do not see any difference. I was/am considering trying out something else. May be I will give a shot to this. I started using BP or Costco gas since 100K.

If someone doesn't mind a little deviation, how does this thing really work as opposed to Techron?


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2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459039
07/14/17 07:46 AM
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I put over 300K miles on all my vehicles. My last vehicle I did that with was a Town Car. I never used any of that stuff. I use Exxon-Mobil 87 regular 99% of the time. For some unknown reason Chevron fuel makes all my vehicles ping.


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Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: MoneyJohn] #4459053
07/14/17 08:03 AM
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NY
Originally Posted By: MoneyJohn
Originally Posted By: dblshock
I started steady TCW-3 fuel at 3k in the Honda, 21k today.

Are you talking about something like this? I have been using Techron in my 2006 twice a year since 90K and I do not see any difference. I was/am considering trying out something else. May be I will give a shot to this. I started using BP or Costco gas since 100K.

If someone doesn't mind a little deviation, how does this thing really work as opposed to Techron?


That's what a lot of people that tweak their fuel use. It is used as a UCL, it doesn't clean injectors as well as something like Techron would.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459057
07/14/17 08:07 AM
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No point in adding anything on a new car - it will reward you more by running better grade fuel. I prefer Seafoam, but whatever you add I really don't think it's necessary until 10K or so.


I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 113K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 169K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459062
07/14/17 08:13 AM
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MD
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You could add a mix of Star Tron and MMO to the gas every tank and then a mix of Slick 50 and Tufoil to the crankcase every 3000 miles with a oil filter magnet as well as a drain plug magnet and a fuel line magnet.
Then I would wax the car and dress the tires and use nitrogen mix in the tires.
Just kidding smile TT gas it and forget it...

Don't forget the fuzzy dice.......
What kind of new car did you get?

Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459067
07/14/17 08:26 AM
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Just use a good top tier fuel. Don't use snake oils.


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2013 BMW 135i M Sport Edition Castrol 0W40, Redline MTL
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459081
07/14/17 08:46 AM
07/14/17 08:46 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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Tried it a few years ago when there was only bad gas in my area. Luckily a couple stations selling good fuel with good detergents (Mobil) opened up recently.

Found that the tcw3 messed up the engine after a couple weeks. Also oil can increase the injector spray droplet size to make combustion less efficient. I like top oil but not in a modern engine. The PCV will do that for you.

I continue to use top oil in my gen and the mower and snow blower.

The engines always out last the rest of the machine smile


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459084
07/14/17 08:52 AM
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
Do your cars have two stroke engines? If so, use TC-W3.

Otherwise, use TT fuel and perhaps some PEA containing cleaner before oil changes if fuel quality comes into question.

Re: Additives to gas in new car (<500 miles) [Re: goixiz] #4459129
07/14/17 10:00 AM
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
You don't need any additives in a new car. Waste of money and time.


2010 Honda Civic LX
Valvoline SynPower 5w-20 - Honda oil filter
58,500 miles
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