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Re: Maintenance Additive for Poor/Non-Top Tier Fuel? [Re: Gixxer46] #4894392 10/12/18 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer46
You spray it through the throttle body so it will clean manifold along the way.

I compared it to Seafoam and found Seafoam didn’t do much in my manifold.

We don’t get amsoil power foam in Canada.


Seafoam didn't clean my manifold too (there were some other cleaning effects, just not the manifold for sure), after two uses and reading on the forum, seems like it's out dated compared to the others.

Seafoam and CRC costs way more than Amsoil, Redline, and Techron where I am located so I will be trying Amsoil Power Foam next time around (the later three has official distributors and prices are comparable to U.S. retail prices, Seafoam and CRC costs twice as much).

Re: Maintenance Additive for Poor/Non-Top Tier Fuel? [Re: Gixxer46] #4894512 10/12/18 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer46
You spray it through the throttle body so it will clean manifold along the way.

I compared it to Seafoam and found Seafoam didn’t do much in my manifold.

We don’t get amsoil power foam in Canada.


I know it sucks... I have to buy it south of the border when I'm visiting my brother or friends and have it shipped there while I'm there. Good news is my PC membership works on both sides of the border! thumbsup


'18 Caravan - 40k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

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Re: Maintenance Additive for Poor/Non-Top Tier Fuel? [Re: JustN89] #4894546 10/12/18 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JustN89
I've used Chevron Techron and Redline SI-1 and have no complaints. Recently, I've started adding a 1:500 mix of TC-W3 to my fuel in lieu of other additives in hopes to achieve similar effects at a cheaper price. So far, so good with the TC-W3.

+1 on the TC-W3.
In addition, if you want to make non top-tier gas into top-tier gas, just add a smaller amount of Techron to each tankfull of fuel, 1 oz of Techron concentrate per 5 gal of gas (the same as the recommended TC-W3 dose) should do the trick, and you can certainly use both. If you are going to use TC-W3, you don't need to buy the expensive synthetic, the cheap dino TC-W3 oil works just as well (maybe better). TC-W3 also helps to lubricate the fuel pump, fuel injectors, and intake valve stems.

Re: Maintenance Additive for Poor/Non-Top Tier Fuel? [Re: wag123] #4902314 10/21/18 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by wag123
Originally Posted by JustN89
I've used Chevron Techron and Redline SI-1 and have no complaints. Recently, I've started adding a 1:500 mix of TC-W3 to my fuel in lieu of other additives in hopes to achieve similar effects at a cheaper price. So far, so good with the TC-W3.

+1 on the TC-W3.
In addition, if you want to make non top-tier gas into top-tier gas, just add a smaller amount of Techron to each tankfull of fuel, 1 oz of Techron concentrate per 5 gal of gas (the same as the recommended TC-W3 dose) should do the trick, and you can certainly use both. If you are going to use TC-W3, you don't need to buy the expensive synthetic, the cheap dino TC-W3 oil works just as well (maybe better). TC-W3 also helps to lubricate the fuel pump, fuel injectors, and intake valve stems.


Okay I started using Quicksilver TC-W3 at 1:500 ratio and it seems I am having a little bit hesitation most likely due to reduced octane? The local gas is kinda low on octane and I wonder if the added TC-W3 brought it down to a level where the sensors would retard timing.

Are you guys using it in premium gas only cars or regular gas cars? I did see that the very original post started in corvettes which I recall runs on regular gas?

Anyway I will reduce the concentration back down a little but I wonder if TC-W3 works well with premium gas only cars.

Re: Maintenance Additive for Poor/Non-Top Tier Fuel? [Re: MichaelCT] #4902579 10/22/18 01:57 AM
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The TC-W3 is not going to affect the octane at ANY concentration. The vehicles I am using it in are running 87 octane regular E10 gas.

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