Techron fuel additive

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Techron fuel additive

Postby cycloneracer » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:36 pm

Has anyone tried this techron fuel additive?

There was an article on it in autoexpress the other week. Apparently independent tests on 22 cars (aged 3-5 years) gave average efficiency improvements of 8 mpg for diesels and 9 mpg for petrols.

It's £17/bottle and should be used once or twice a year.

If they've found an additive that actually makes a difference, it might be worth a go.
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Re: Techron fuel additive

Postby tighterse » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:25 pm

Quote - "Exclusively available at Caltex gas stations in Asia Pacific and Africa".

Since 1995??

Why not available in Europe and the Americas??

The Scottish double positive applies here I think - "Aye, right".
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Re: Techron fuel additive

Postby Karl » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:06 pm

I'm currently speaking to the guys from http://www.dieselrhino.co.uk/ to do some kind of review on their fuel additive. They have a big following in the VW community and are really pushing the product at the minute.

Might be worth having a look into it.
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Re: Techron fuel additive

Postby cycloneracer » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:04 pm

Just an update on the Techron additive.

Although not exactly scientific, I've seen some impressive gains. Doing largely the same journeys and driving style:

Previous best tank mpg = 72.5
Next tank following techron additive = 77.2 mpg (over nearly 800 miles)

I think it's been particularly effective because my car's done 55k miles and never had any additive before. I would assume their was a fair amount of carbon built up on the injectors?

I don't know if all these additives have generally the same ingredients, I'd be interested to see how you've got on with the diesel rhino.
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Re: Techron fuel additive

Postby Karl » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:23 pm

I had similar improvements using the aderco aditive. I've got some in the shed. Might have to dig some out.

I'm pretty sure they all work about the same way tbh, will have to do some digging about them.
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