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BG PLATINUM 44K #5358793 02/24/20 10:51 AM
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Recently noticed this BG "Platinum" 44K offering.

What makes it "platinum" superior to their regular 44K? Just marketing BS?


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Re: BG PLATINUM 44K [Re: UG_Passat] #5358856 02/24/20 12:12 PM
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According to the BG representative that comes into our shop it is a more concentrated formula. Of course they will not tell you what the additives are so there are more of the unknown additives.

Re: BG PLATINUM 44K [Re: UG_Passat] #5362164 02/28/20 08:34 AM
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Acquired a high mileage LS460 averaging far below EPA ratings. Ran back to back BG Platinum, RP, and Seafoam in my first 3 tanks and now I'm up to EPA rated mpg. Not sure which additive did the best work though.


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Probably NOT the Seafoam.


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Re: BG PLATINUM 44K [Re: gr8gatzby] #5367322 03/04/20 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gr8gatzby
Acquired a high mileage LS460 averaging far below EPA ratings. Ran back to back BG Platinum, RP, and Seafoam in my first 3 tanks and now I'm up to EPA rated mpg. Not sure which additive did the best work though.

I hope you changed your oil after those 3 tanks. Lot of mechanics will tell you to change it after 1 can. It really cleans things up so there is a lot of junk floating around.

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We had a rep come into our shop as well and he stated that the 44k platinum was a Techron based fuel additive. He said BG buys it in bulk for their product. It is way more concentrated than the techron you can buy on the shelf.

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Originally Posted by Tobin28
We had a rep come into our shop as well and he stated that the 44k platinum was a Techron based fuel additive. He said BG buys it in bulk for their product. It is way more concentrated than the techron you can buy on the shelf.


Nope - No PEA....0% PEA

https://www.lubri-care.com/msds/downloads/208.pdf

in-fact, it looks like 99% snake oil/slick-50

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Originally Posted by tundraotto
Originally Posted by Tobin28
We had a rep come into our shop as well and he stated that the 44k platinum was a Techron based fuel additive. He said BG buys it in bulk for their product. It is way more concentrated than the techron you can buy on the shelf.


Nope - No PEA....0% PEA

https://www.lubri-care.com/msds/downloads/208.pdf

in-fact, it looks like 99% snake oil/slick-50

Keep in mind, SDS' don't tell you the complete recipe. All the hazardous components don't have to add up to 100%. Manufacturers can leave out what they feel are proprietary components out of the SDS if they choose to, or list "Proprietary" as a component


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That SDS is for 44k not 44k Platinum from what I can tell

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