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Gasoline / Oil additives?

I love them.
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30%
I hate them.
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35%
I only trust the Lucas Oil ones.
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26%
They damaged my engine.
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9%
 
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Post by marginal » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:11 pm

I am talking about the Lucas Oil 10003 Fuel Treatment
http://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-10003-P ... B001OZL9LO
I am using it now for the second gas fill up and notice a significant change in gas saving and power.
I guess it does the upper cylinder cleaning as it states on the label ...
Any other of you that have tried it?



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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by polskamafia mjl » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:21 am

Haven't tried any additives, but I am partial towards SeaFoam.


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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by matthew1 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:33 am

I use this Lucas product regularly. Seems to work well. On flat highway I can average 32mpg at 65-70mph.

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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by marginal » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:40 am

I am talking about the same one matthew1,
I believe gas saving is not the only advantage of using it.



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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by instarx » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:05 am

matthew1 wrote:I use this Lucas product regularly. Seems to work well. On flat highway I can average 32mpg at 65-70mph.
I average 32+ on long interstate trips too (NC to NY, not even a flat highway). My last three 500 mile trips gave me 32.8, 32.2 and 32.4 mpg. I don't use any additives.


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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by marginal » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:21 am

instarx wrote:
matthew1 wrote:I use this Lucas product regularly. Seems to work well. On flat highway I can average 32mpg at 65-70mph.
I average 32+ on long interstate trips too (not even a flat highway, NC to NY). My last three 500 mile trips gave me 32.8, 32.2 and 32.4 mpg. I don't use any additives.
I don't believe this is a good comparison :roll: .
A comparison on using additives or not, can be made ONLY on the same car, same driver, same weather conditions, same style of driving, same (or approximately the same) load and so on.



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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by tjts1 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:38 am

marginal wrote: I don't believe this is a good comparison :roll: .
A comparison on using additives or not, can be made ONLY on the same car, same driver, same weather conditions, same style of driving, same (or approximately the same) load and so on.
If you say so, but a lot of these cars can get 32mpg+ pretty regularly if they're just in good running condition. Its really not that unusual. It mostly depends on the model (turbo/NA, auto/manual, FWD/AWD, etc) and driving style.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/ ... 1258821548
I find it very hard to believe that this stuff does anything for your FE other than lighten your wallet.


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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by marginal » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:17 am

tjts1 wrote:
marginal wrote: I don't believe this is a good comparison :roll: .
A comparison on using additives or not, can be made ONLY on the same car, same driver, same weather conditions, same style of driving, same (or approximately the same) load and so on.
If you say so, but a lot of these cars can get 32mpg+ pretty regularly if they're just in good running condition. Its really not that unusual. It mostly depends on the model (turbo/NA, auto/manual, FWD/AWD, etc) and driving style.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/ ... 1258821548
I find it very hard to believe that this stuff does anything for your FE other than lighten your wallet.
Well, I say so, same model, same driving style and all the rest that I mentioned before, and about 10% savings on fuel.
Maybe, if I stop using it, the mileage will be the same, but that will mean, the additive has done some job, like cleaning the injectors, upper cylinder and so on.
And, talking about this product lightening my wallet, it costs $10 for 1L. and is good for 100 Gallons of fuel, meaning I will add 10$ to the already unmistakeably lost $400, more than half of which amount will go to search for Bin Laden in the US of A and to feed crooks in Canada for instance.
With this product, we have the choice to buy it or not at least.



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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by tjts1 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:34 pm

Your link says $82/quart and you have no data to back up your claim. Not exactly a convincing argument.


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Re: It really saves gas and gives power !!!

Post by instarx » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:25 pm

marginal wrote: Maybe, if I stop using it, the mileage will be the same, but that will mean, the additive has done some job, like cleaning the injectors, upper cylinder and so on.
It means nothing of the sort. It means exactly that there is no difference in mileage when you don't use it as when you do use it.


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