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Author Topic: Redex or Millers?  (Read 2634 times)

Offline chris49_2000

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Redex or Millers?
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:46:35 PM »
Q. Is using Redex or Millers is a good idea to give the engine a clean out?

The car runs fine, idles smooth and everything seems sound (touches wood)...and its got a full ford service history up until 2010. Its done 130000 miles and due a service.
I use shell diesel most of the time...but expect supermarket fuels were used before at some time.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Redex or Millers?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 09:00:50 PM »
There are some that swear by additives and others that have never used them. Personally, I've used a trade version of redex a couple of times and it's never given any trouble - but then it's also arguable if it's ever given a gain!!

I've not heard of many problems as a result of using them though although I'm beginning to suspect they may be more of a placebo then of any real benefit.
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Offline chris49_2000

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Re: Redex or Millers?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 09:58:24 PM »
Yeah that's what I've read - there's no real proof....all I really want it to do is clean the engine out, to sort of make it a bit more efficient...like defragging a computer.
I'm not in it for a performance increase as the performance at present is excellent.

Just want to make sure it wont do any harm to the engine system.
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Redex or Millers?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 11:23:43 PM »
Providing you use the correct dose with a full tank of fuel I can't see you having any problems.

To be honest though, my preference if all's working fine would be to use a couple of tanks of Shell V-Power instead.
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Offline chris49_2000

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Re: Redex or Millers?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 06:40:42 AM »
Thanks, that's what i was sort of siding towards, I'll go the v-power route - I'm off down the A12 to London today, so will give it a good run.

I just brought a VAG cable, so If at a later date I notice any performance problems I'll chuck half a bottle of redex in and try to get some hard data or something useful to see if it ACTUALLY works.

Thanks for the advice!
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