We’re now halfway through our long term Redex test.
Having used half of the 6 bottles, three full tanks, have we seen a difference?
As with any additive it’s hard to tell. But we have two bits of interesting news.
I say seem too, as the increase is slight. But the little 106 GTi is getting roughly 360 miles to a tank. Which is damn impressive from a high revving 1.6 litre buzz box. It doesn’t get driven like Miss Daisy either.
I’ve also switched to regular 95 RON due to using the Redex, which has saved a few quid on each 40 litre fill up. On average super juice is 10p a litre more at 1.29, making a fill cost £51.60. On normal 95 RON i’ve been paying £47.60. So that’s a £4 saving per tank.
Going further with the math…most unlike us.
The Redex Boot Pack we’re using contains 4 x 90ml single tank treatments costing £9.99. Which works out at £2.50 a use.
Combining that with the cost of using 95 RON fuel (which doesn’t burn as cleanly as 98/99 and is more likely to bung up your injectors and valves) you’ll save just £1.50 on each 40 litre fill. Not a huge amount for the effort it would take.
But £2.50 per tank is also pretty damn cheap to make sure your car is in tip top condition.
This is 100% genuine, and a massive coincidence.
My best mate also owns a Peugeot 106. His is the 1.4 Quicksilver edition. It started having a random misfire on a cylinder. After he changed the spark plugs it was still happening.
A trip to the local garage meant a new temporary coil pack (for testing) and some lengthy diagnostics. It ran fine for a day or two once it was out…and then the misfire happened again.
I asked if he’d used any fuel system treatments…like Redex. I was then questioned if I was pushing a product I was working with, which i genuinely wasn’t. He had never used anything like it in years of ownership. In fact the car had probably never had any fuel treatment in its life.
He bought two bottles, and dumped one into a full tank, he ran that through the course of a week but there was no difference. The next tankful went in and by the middle of that week the misfire had stopped.
It’s been nearly a month since the last hiccup, and the little 15 year old 106 is still going strong 800 miles later. He also said that since then he’s had it up to 200 MPH…that bit’s doubtful.
He was naturally impressed as it had cost him a princely sum to get the fault looked at by a garage, they then suggested it should go to an engine specialist as it could be something more major.
So there you go, there’s a story of Redex actually working. If he had been using Redex one shot…it probably wouldn’t have ever happened. But we can’t say that for sure.
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