Recommended: Diesel fuel additive BG244K

Aerial Andy944

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The manufacturer Power Enhancer have an EBay store and multipacks and good prices.
Just serviced my Primastar van and put a can in which has smoothed out some of the hesitation under acceleration.
 

Mark100000

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The only Diesel engine fuel cleaner I recommend is BG244k - use it once a year and you'll keep your injectors clean and engine in top condition.

See the product description of BG244k & deals and offers here.

I had the full intake clean done on mine and it runs more smoothly, I've lost the lumpy intermittent idle on my 2.0 TDI A3 BKD engine and it pulls better through the rev range.
Hi, i know from experience and expert advice that any fuel system cleaning additive for petrol cars does make them run smoother and more efficiently, but they also strip out essensial oil and lubrication in the process which is essensial for fuel pump, injector and valve health.... in the long run regular use, will eventually cause tappets to get very rattly and injectors to become inefficient, ruining mpg and even failing.
so i would never use such a product on a petrol engine again,
running a full tank of tesco 99 octane fuel through once in a while does the same job without using harsh degreasers that can cause the above problems,

but i have just bought my first diesel motor, and wondered if anyone knows if similar problems can occur with the equivilent diesel fuel system additives?? thanks
 

obi_waynne

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That is the difference between cheap additives and proper research backed ones.

All fuels contain additives anyway, these BG products add a stronger mix and all work well.

Most additives only require a tank treatment every year or so and I can't see much harm happening during this period. Do a full service and oil change just after to rinse out all the gunk, acids and accumulated contaminants if you are worried.

The BG244 worked well in my car, made a noticeable difference to the smooth running of the engine and I've had no ill effects since. I did do an oil change just after though as the oil was black.

I do try to use Shell fuel as much as possible, this works very well for me and the car runs nicely on it. VPower gets put in for spirited weekend drives and a bit of fun.
 

Mark100000

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That is the difference between cheap additives and proper research backed ones.

All fuels contain additives anyway, these BG products add a stronger mix and all work well.

Most additives only require a tank treatment every year or so and I can't see much harm happening during this period. Do a full service and oil change just after to rinse out all the gunk, acids and accumulated contaminants if you are worried.

The BG244 worked well in my car, made a noticeable difference to the smooth running of the engine and I've had no ill effects since. I did do an oil change just after though as the oil was black.

I do try to use Shell fuel as much as possible, this works very well for me and the car runs nicely on it. VPower gets put in for spirited weekend drives and a bit of fun.
ok thanks for the advice mate, will pick some up then. ps shell vpower is only 97 ron, but tesco petrol stations (not esso) sell higher octane fuel that is 99 ron, so much better and cheaper than shell v power, you will notice even better throttle response over shell v power too. thats all i used to run my car on
 

HDi fun

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Shell V Power Nitro+ is 99 RON, as was its predecessor, namely Shell V Power (unleaded).

Tesco's Momentum does have a 99 RON rating but it also has a lower calorific value than standard unleaded petrol.

I tried it in my BMW a few times (which doesn't benefit from high octane fuel anyway) and found that perceived performance was marginally better running on standard 95 RON Esso fuel.

I am not brave enough to chance Tesco diesel.
 
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