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Old 25 Jun 2006, 08:26 pm
Dan
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Default Additives worth the price?


My friend is trying to convince me that using additives regularly are
worth it because it can increase the life of the car. Is he right?

1) Oil additives
2) Clean Fuel Injector thing
3) "Gas Treatment"
4) Octane Booster

They are not very cheap if I should decide to use them on regular
basis, are they areally worth it?

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Old 25 Jun 2006, 09:18 pm
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Dan <dantheman98@yahoo.com> wrote in
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>
> My friend is trying to convince me that using additives regularly are
> worth it because it can increase the life of the car. Is he right?




No.



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Old 25 Jun 2006, 09:34 pm
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Dan wrote:
> My friend is trying to convince me that using additives regularly are
> worth it because it can increase the life of the car. Is he right?
>
> 1) Oil additives
> 2) Clean Fuel Injector thing
> 3) "Gas Treatment"
> 4) Octane Booster
>
> They are not very cheap if I should decide to use them on regular
> basis, are they areally worth it?
>

fuel injector cleaner can be useful in some situations, but the rest are
a waste, and in the case of oil additives, potentially harmful to the motor.
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Old 26 Jun 2006, 07:04 am
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"Dan" <dantheman98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> My friend is trying to convince me that using additives regularly are
> worth it because it can increase the life of the car. Is he right?
>
> 1) Oil additives
> 2) Clean Fuel Injector thing
> 3) "Gas Treatment"
> 4) Octane Booster
>
> They are not very cheap if I should decide to use them on regular
> basis, are they areally worth it?
>

The only one I recommend is the fuel injector cleaner, but only as needed.
Hondas aren't very sensitive to deposits and you can go years without
getting the balkiness that normally signals dirty injectors. If you fill up
with "top tier" gasoline (like Chevron) even occasionally you aren't likely
to need even that.

Mike


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Old 26 Jun 2006, 08:38 am
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
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> "Dan" <dantheman98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:hrdu92db6l0otncesfqiuj1s9nduvegbtv@4ax.com...
>>
>> My friend is trying to convince me that using additives regularly are
>> worth it because it can increase the life of the car. Is he right?
>>
>> 1) Oil additives
>> 2) Clean Fuel Injector thing
>> 3) "Gas Treatment"
>> 4) Octane Booster
>>
>> They are not very cheap if I should decide to use them on regular
>> basis, are they areally worth it?
>>

> The only one I recommend is the fuel injector cleaner, but only as
> needed. Hondas aren't very sensitive to deposits




Hondas aren't susceptible at ALL to dirty injectors. If you run an injector
service, you're removing deposits from the valve tops and the combustion
chamber.


> and you can go years
> without getting the balkiness that normally signals dirty injectors.
> If you fill up with "top tier" gasoline (like Chevron) even
> occasionally you aren't likely to need even that.
>




Take care of the car and you will never experience fuel delivery problems
with a Honda. There's a damn good reason those injectors cost $287Cdn each
new.


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Old 26 Jun 2006, 09:24 am
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TeGGeR® wrote:
> "Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
> news:wvidndxGGL3tUALZnZ2dnUVZ_qadnZ2d@sedona.net:
>
>
>>"Dan" <dantheman98@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>news:hrdu92db6l0otncesfqiuj1s9nduvegbtv@4ax.com. ..
>>
>>>My friend is trying to convince me that using additives regularly are
>>>worth it because it can increase the life of the car. Is he right?
>>>
>>>1) Oil additives
>>>2) Clean Fuel Injector thing
>>>3) "Gas Treatment"
>>>4) Octane Booster
>>>
>>>They are not very cheap if I should decide to use them on regular
>>>basis, are they areally worth it?
>>>

>>
>>The only one I recommend is the fuel injector cleaner, but only as
>>needed. Hondas aren't very sensitive to deposits

>
>
>
>
> Hondas aren't susceptible at ALL to dirty injectors.


not quite true. poor starting is often the fault of a leaky injector,
and running cleaner through typically sorts that out. similarly,
hesitation is another problem and that's sorted by cleaner too.

don't forget, the exterior appearance of an injector doesn't show the
interior.

> If you run an injector
> service, you're removing deposits from the valve tops and the combustion
> chamber.


which is no bad thing.

>
>
>
>>and you can go years
>>without getting the balkiness that normally signals dirty injectors.
>>If you fill up with "top tier" gasoline (like Chevron) even
>>occasionally you aren't likely to need even that.
>>

>
>
>
>
> Take care of the car and you will never experience fuel delivery problems
> with a Honda. There's a damn good reason those injectors cost $287Cdn each
> new.
>
>

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Old 26 Jun 2006, 01:05 pm
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jim beam <nospam@example.net> wrote in
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> TeGGeR® wrote:


>>
>> Hondas aren't susceptible at ALL to dirty injectors.

>
> not quite true. poor starting is often the fault of a leaky injector,




True. Forgot that one.



> and running cleaner through typically sorts that out. similarly,
> hesitation is another problem and that's sorted by cleaner too.
>
> don't forget, the exterior appearance of an injector doesn't show the
> interior.




ALL the injectors I pulled out of various wrecks a while ago were squeaky
clean. Every one. Including those from one car that was an obvious sludger.

You can pull the screen baskets and peer inside. Squeaky clean, I tell you.


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Old 26 Jun 2006, 08:44 pm
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TeGGeR® wrote:
> jim beam <nospam@example.net> wrote in
> news:SfOdnVveTNyEcwLZnZ2dnUVZ_sGdnZ2d@speakeasy.ne t:
>
>
>>TeGGeR® wrote:

>
>
>>>Hondas aren't susceptible at ALL to dirty injectors.

>>
>>not quite true. poor starting is often the fault of a leaky injector,

>
>
>
>
> True. Forgot that one.
>
>
>
>
>>and running cleaner through typically sorts that out. similarly,
>>hesitation is another problem and that's sorted by cleaner too.
>>
>>don't forget, the exterior appearance of an injector doesn't show the
>>interior.

>
>
>
>
> ALL the injectors I pulled out of various wrecks a while ago were squeaky
> clean. Every one. Including those from one car that was an obvious sludger.
>
> You can pull the screen baskets and peer inside. Squeaky clean, I tell you.
>

sure, but you can get different spray patterns before and after
cleaning, so there has to be /something/ going on!
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Old 27 Jun 2006, 12:58 am
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Dan wrote:
> My friend is trying to convince me that using additives regularly are
> worth it because it can increase the life of the car. Is he right?
>
> 1) Oil additives
> 2) Clean Fuel Injector thing
> 3) "Gas Treatment"
> 4) Octane Booster
>
> They are not very cheap if I should decide to use them on regular
> basis, are they areally worth it?
>



In a word, no!

Just walk away from all that crap. Use good quality fuel like one of
the Top-Tier brands and correct, good quality lubricants changed
regularly and you are doing your car all the good it needs.

John
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Old 27 Jun 2006, 07:32 am
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On Tue, 27 Jun 2006 05:58:24 GMT, John Horner <jthorner@yahoo.com>
wrote:
>Just walk away from all that crap. Use good quality fuel like one of
>the Top-Tier brands ...

That takes me to my prime question since I bought my new Civic last
week (and gave the '88 to charity). What the hell is MMT and top tier
gas?
This is the Top tier gas site: http://www.toptiergas.com/index.html
and this is an article about top tier gas
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...s_you_use.html
I always ran AMOCO, now BP, high test in my old civic. My chief
engineer always ran it in all his cars as he said it kept them
cleaner.
But, I digress...
I intended to follow Honda's advice an burn regular as a cost cutting
measure (but not at the expense of the car). Now I see I cannot,
according to Honda, use BP at all---while Ford is recommending it for
their cars.
Among the gasolines listed on the sites above, here in Virginia Beach,
I can find a Shell station if I look for it. We have BP, Exxon,
Texaco. Some of the other brands on the list may be available
locally, but a cursory exam of phone book doesn't reveal them
TIA
sign me
//Confused//

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