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Additives and Treatments - Are They Worth It?

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I'm going to be flushing the coolant and PAS Fluid on my 30 soon, i've ordered coolant from Cotswolds but is it worth using some of this stuff?

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_3+Series_2.5_1989/p/car-accessories/engine-oils-and-car-fluids/car-additives/cooling-system-treatment/?555770480&0&cc5_171

And have any of you used something similar in your fuel system?

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BMW_3+Series_2.5_1989/p/car-accessories/engine-oils-and-car-fluids/car-additives/petrol-system-additives/?549772031&0&cc5_861

Are they worth the money? has anyone actually noticed a difference?

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I'm not sold personally. BMW didn't design engines to need these and if they have been properly looked after i can't see why you ever would.

If they have a positive effect then im of the opinion that your just masking a larger problem.

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I think it's better just to run a car on better fuel than using these additives. I run my Golf strictly on Tesco Momentum 99RON, it's pretty cheap too, usually around 132 a litre. Shell V Power and BP ultimate are 97RON but they have additional cleaning detergents in them which do a similar job to these additives.

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I chuck a can of BG 244 into the tank every 10k miles.

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I'm hitting 91k after 4 year ownership and always use higher octane fuel........

Love it

www.bobsbmw.co.uk

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The only additive I've ever used was NF Race octane booster because my car was a JDM import and only ran on 100 RON.

I think it's better just to run a car on better fuel than using these additives. I run my Golf strictly on Tesco Momentum 99RON, it's pretty cheap too, usually around 132 a litre. Shell V Power and BP ultimate are 97RON but they have additional cleaning detergents in them which do a similar job to these additives.

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V-Power is 99. They also do a Nitro+ Racing which is 100 but not available here. ;)

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