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A. I can see products like this being advantageous for vintage cars or motors that are handicapped by modern fuels which are lacking some of the vital properties or ingredients they were designed to run on decades ago, but if that was your situation you'd probably actually be better off searching for non-ethanol alternatives.

B. Do additives like this have any impact on the factory warranty?

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C. If your car is running great why would risk a $35K+ investment to try out some nickle-nighty-eight additive?


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C. If your car is running great why would risk a $35K+ investment to try out some nickle-nighty-eight additive?
To keep it running that way. I want to clean intake and stabilize fuel while it sits this winter.

I have not used it in my Mustang yet, but will before putting it away for winter (8oz in full tank). But I did use in my Kohler powered John Deere mower with 200 hours and it took the valve tick out completely that it had when cold, also did wonders for my chainsaw!


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Any write ups on how to get this in the intake on the 2011+ engines?

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I would be very careful about using fuel additives.... check the owner’s manual first, I know it says something, I just cannot remember what... I try to stay away from additives and just use a top tier gasoline...

It cracks me up… people buy the cheapest gas they can find then buy the best fuel additive at the parts store and all of the money saved on cheap gasoline was lost because now the person has to buy a fuel additive to clean the crap out of there gas tank…

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Used sparingly, additives do work to help maintain a vehicle. As an example, I used Slick 50 in equipment at work back in the 1980s. It greatly improved the performance when I started using it in my vehicles. The problem was that other manufacturers did not use the same technic required to keep the teflon molecules in suspension, or people failed to read the instructions. Changes in manufacturing has resulted in my no longer needing to add it to my oil, but for a long time, it was a worthwhile additive.

The hard part is knowing what additives to use and how frequently to use it. Especially in this day of tight tolerances. I might try using seafoam on my older cars, but right now, all I do is a can of fuel injector cleaner twice a year.
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i did this last week in my 2001 ford escort zx2 dohc with 83,000 miles. i was at walmart. the car was alread warm by the time i got there. i went in came out poured equal parts oil,crank case,gas. i was do for an oil change anyway. i let the car run as i poured it. drove off didnt realize, gas peddle felt funny ,car struggled a bit like if i was almost out of gas. at this point im in front of walmart ppl are just staring i look back and holy hell the whole parking lot full of white smoke lol. it smoked quite a bit i had to pull over and park. i then drove off changed my oil, next day put gas and the car felt really fast.

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