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#4477616 - 08/02/17 05:23 PM Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!!
kafka45 Offline


Registered: 12/16/16
Posts: 9
Loc: Lincoln, NE
I admit I haven't done gas additives in years....but with this Old Dakota now I figure I should give it some help. I go in Adv Auto and ARE YOU KIDDING ME..
Additives forever......... it was STUPID. Lower price.. STP..Gummout.. medium Lucas..Seafoam.. MMO (not the extreme).. then crazy priced ones.. ZMAX.. Duralube..
Royal Purple.. I can't imagine a $14 (Royal Pur).. or ZMAX was even more but had a rebate.

Now....... I read on here a little MMO every now and then is ok... but the cost difference from the above it nuts. Are ANY of the high priced ones
actually worth the cost? I'm surprised there's not a Quantum additive that works on a sub-atomic level. gotta grease those bosons, mesons, and quarks.

k
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#4477623 - 08/02/17 05:29 PM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4399
Loc: The Midwest
Too many for someone indecisive like myself. I usually pick up a bottle of Gumout Regane with PEA and use it every other oil change. I get it at Wal-Mart.
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#4477628 - 08/02/17 05:36 PM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Georgia
AAP doesn't want to lose out on a sale, so they keep all brands in stock. laugh

I personally use one bottle of Redline near the end of my oil change interval.
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#4477654 - 08/02/17 06:30 PM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
I used the Gumout Regane High Mileage one a few weeks ago. Got rid of the pinging in the Matrix. Then the next tank ran a bottle of the B2 Chemtool. Prices were about $4.34 and $3.13 respectively. The Regane HM seemed to be the better of two. It also seemed better than the more expensive All in One that tried about 6 months ago. MMO is also at Walmart and only $3. May try that next.

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#4477701 - 08/02/17 07:31 PM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 5044
Loc: USA
CRC One Tank,Regane,Techron,B12,Redline.Everything else...pass them by.

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#4477794 - 08/02/17 09:04 PM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Chevron Techron is my favorite injector cleaner...
I wait until "Buy 1, get 1" and then get 4 bottles at a time.
Every 10,000 miles, but I also try to use only Top Tier gasoline,
so may scale that back to every 20,000 miles now.

I use MMO in the gas pretty regularly, from my experiences with piston aircraft engines.
I usually run 1/2 recommended dose.
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#4477941 - 08/03/17 05:58 AM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: Linctex]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5250
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
I use Techron Concentrate because people here convinced me that the PEA nibbles away at deposits on my injector nozzles.

AutoZone is having their 2 for 1 sale on it now (No. NJ, at least).

Linktex: What does the MMO do for your engine?

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#4477951 - 08/03/17 06:16 AM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: SatinSilver]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18893
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
I used the Gumout Regane High Mileage one a few weeks ago. Got rid of the pinging in the Matrix. Then the next tank ran a bottle of the B2 Chemtool. Prices were about $4.34 and $3.13 respectively. The Regane HM seemed to be the better of two. It also seemed better than the more expensive All in One that tried about 6 months ago. MMO is also at Walmart and only $3. May try that next.


The B12 is only really good at getting rid of varnish, if you didn't have much then you wont notice much difference after using it. Running a tank of both insures you got the most benefit.
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#4478035 - 08/03/17 08:43 AM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
2010Civic Offline


Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 350
Loc: Minnesota
I don't use additives.
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#4478059 - 08/03/17 09:18 AM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 3402
Loc: Massachusetts
BG44K....Buy it online, shows up at my door and does the job!
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#4478156 - 08/03/17 11:56 AM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45]
Polly_3SFE Offline


Registered: 01/15/17
Posts: 48
Loc: IL
I've used the Royal Purple complete fuel system cleaner on my 91 Camry and noticed increased fuel economy afterwards. It's worth the $12 price if you're only doing it every 10K. Chris fix has a great video set on these here.

My friend's 98 Grand Cherokee had the gas gauge stop working intermittently. He used a bottle of the Royal Purple complete and the problem went away.
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#4478160 - 08/03/17 12:01 PM Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: Polly_3SFE]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
I've seen Zecol fuel injector and fuel treatment for $2 at a local discount store for $2. Both claim on the front of the bottle to reduce/eliminate pinging. For such a little price it maybe worth trying.

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