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Old 24th August 2008, 00:40   #1
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Default A Comparison of (Fuel/Oil/Engine) Additives

Fine, i am starting this thread to provide your experiences with Oil/Fuel Additives and Engine/Radiator Flush and FuelSystem Cleaner. I hope this may be helpful to others or atleast me(!!!).

I am starting first:

Fuel Additives:

MP6TY:
Engine Power: Improved 5-10% after 3rd gear
Engine Pick up: No Improvement
Mileage: - 1-2 Km/Ltr improvement
Engine Noise: No improvement
Iftex:
Engine Power: No Improvement
Engine Pick up: No Improvement
Mileage: - No Improvement
Engine Noise: No improvement
AutoMax:
Engine Power: Improved 1-5% after 3rd gear
Engine Pick up: No Improvement
Mileage: - Not calculated, Will update later!
Engine Noise: No improvement

Oil Additives:
STP:Engine Power: No Improvement
Engine Pick up: Improved 5-10%
Mileage: - No Improvement
Engine Noise: Reduced 10-30%
Bardahl:
Engine Power: Not calculated, Will update later!
Engine Pick up: Not calculated, Will update later!
Mileage: - Not calculated, Will update later!
Engine Noise: Not calculated, Will update later!

Engine Flush:
Going to Try Bardhal. Will update later!

Radiator Flush:
Going to Try Tectaloy. Will update later!

Fuel System Cleaner:
Going to Try OWS. Will update later!

So if anybody have experience with any of the above/STP/BG/SeaFoam/Nulon products, Please update this thread....
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The fuels additives are understandable - but how are you going to compare the others without a lot of time passing in between (or a lot of moolah in case you decide to change items such as engine oils!)

Looking forward to reading your updates and the methodology.
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Its because I used to change my Engine oil in 3-4k interval. Last time I used STP Oil Treatment and now it has Bardhal. I am going to change oil next week after a Flush.
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OWS !! Best by far with whatever i have used.

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They stock OWS , use the OWS radiator flush too .

OWS ! Try their full vitamin package , tell us how it felt lateron.
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I've had only good experiences with the OWS engine flush. Highly recommended.
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Yes, I already bought OWS 360 & 210 from speedworks. Will update this thread after a try in next week.
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Where do you get MP6TY tablets?!
Please tell, you used the fuel additives with 'normal' petrol or it was premium .

TIA
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Yes, never use Fuel additives with Premium Fuel. Also I DONT recommend any additives if your car is new. There is a thread in Team-Bhp for MP6TY, Please search for the contact details.
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Yes, I already bought OWS 360 & 210 from speedworks. Will update this thread after a try in next week.

220 , 230 etc etc
310 all purpose cleaner does WONDERS for brake systems.

Tried them all love them all even Tool is a big OWS fan.

Let us know how you felt .

PS : OWS is mahindra amd Mahindra's "OE" brand for car care , just re packaged.

Just go to their website and buy ALL the products you need , they all are great.
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I've had only good experiences with the OWS engine flush. Highly recommended.
I second that. I used 2 bottles of the flush at 76,000kms along with the engine oil additive and it did wonders.

Compression before the flush was uneven in all 4 cylinders with one cylinder showing 100psi. After the 2 bottle flush all cylinders were perfectly match and the car was like butter smooth. Very perceptible difference.

I also added the fuel treatment and the mileage of the car went up by 2kmpl.
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Eventhough Speedworks suggested me to buy 2 bottles of their Flush(210) for SAFARI, I bought one as I am going to open the Engine for Decarbonization. I will also open the oil tank after this Flush and I will show you the results, if possible.
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Any updates on OWS 360 and 210?
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Yes, never use Fuel additives with Premium Fuel. Also I DONT recommend any additives if your car is new. There is a thread in Team-Bhp for MP6TY, Please search for the contact details.
When i took my SX4 Maruti dealer told me to do a full tank of speed/premium petrol after 4 full tank of normal petrol ie 4 tanks normal then 5th speed/premium petrol and 6 to 9 normal.
Does this makes sense
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Additives are usually corrosive. Some additives like Automax are lubricative, but you may not need it in INDIA until we get very Low sulfur fuel. Speed/Premium petrol are ordinary petrol with additive mixed. You can use them if you can source it from a good pump.

But personally I dont recommend any Additives if your car is new. Even if your car is Old, I recommend to do a Manual De-carbonization instead of Additives, it will act as new.

As with my experience, No OCTANE Boosters or Power Boosters or Engine restorer will work.

You can try some carbon cleaners, Oil Additives or even gear box additives, but they work only if you cant afford a synthetic Engine/Gear oil.

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It has been 500 kms since i changed my engine oil to OWS 5W50 (fully synthetic). I used OWS 210 engine flush before filling the engine oil. So far so good. But the oil is bit expensive though.
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