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Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! #4477616
08/02/17 04:23 PM
08/02/17 04:23 PM
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Posts: 9
Lincoln, NE
kafka45 Offline OP
kafka45  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 9
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


Timing is EVERYTHING.
Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4477623
08/02/17 04:29 PM
08/02/17 04:29 PM
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Posts: 5,037
The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
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Posts: 5,037
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.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Wanted: 2019 Ford Ranger
Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4477628
08/02/17 04:36 PM
08/02/17 04:36 PM
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Posts: 289
Georgia
Charlie2015 Offline
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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.


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto (Sold) 214k mi
2009 Scion tC Manual (Daily Driver) 165k mi
Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4477654
08/02/17 05:30 PM
08/02/17 05:30 PM
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Posts: 10,968
OH
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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.

Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4477701
08/02/17 06:31 PM
08/02/17 06:31 PM
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USA
NHGUY Offline
NHGUY  Offline
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Posts: 5,091
USA
CRC One Tank,Regane,Techron,B12,Redline.Everything else...pass them by.

Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4477794
08/02/17 08:04 PM
08/02/17 08:04 PM
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Posts: 7,171
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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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.


"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: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: Linctex] #4477941
08/03/17 04:58 AM
08/03/17 04:58 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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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?

Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: SatinSilver] #4477951
08/03/17 05:16 AM
08/03/17 05:16 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
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Posts: 20,583
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.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4478035
08/03/17 07:43 AM
08/03/17 07:43 AM
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Minnesota
2010Civic Offline
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Minnesota
I don't use additives.


2010 Honda Civic LX
Valvoline SynPower 5w-20 - Napa Gold oil filter
59,992 miles
Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4478059
08/03/17 08:18 AM
08/03/17 08:18 AM
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Posts: 3,446
Massachusetts
deven Offline
deven  Offline
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Posts: 3,446
Massachusetts
BG44K....Buy it online, shows up at my door and does the job!


Proud user of ROYAL PURPLE products!

2016 Acura RLX Sports Hybrid(Royal Purple HPS 5w30 + M1-110 oil filter)

KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID. IT'S ONLY OIL
Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: kafka45] #4478156
08/03/17 10:56 AM
08/03/17 10:56 AM
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Posts: 48
IL
Polly_3SFE Offline
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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.


1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L ~73.5K
2011 Toyota Rav4 2.5L ~93K
2006 Toyota Avalon 3.5L ~57.5K
Re: Adv Auto adventure... additivemania!! [Re: Polly_3SFE] #4478160
08/03/17 11:01 AM
08/03/17 11:01 AM
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SatinSilver Offline
SatinSilver  Offline
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Posts: 10,968
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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