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Avoid!!!

Haven't tried it personally in my IS200, but I did read on here a few years ago that stuff like this is not suited to Toyota/Lexus engines.

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Years ago I used to use something similar called "Nitrox hot shot" which felt like it was doing some good.

Was never really sure though whether it was real or just my imagination :blush:

Wasn't sure if it still existed but just done a quick dig about and seems it does :wacko:

Basically a methanol additive which claims to be good at cleaning the engine out too.

I should add this was all quite a few years before I got my IS200.

TG

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Years ago I used to use something similar called "Nitrox hot shot" which felt like it was doing some good.

Was never really sure though whether it was real or just my imagination :blush:

Wasn't sure if it still existed but just done a quick dig about and seems it does :wacko:

Basically a methanol additive which claims to be good at cleaning the engine out too.

I should add this was all quite a few years before I got my IS200.

TG

Think i might ask my machinic when i get my service, im just after a way of cleaning my engine and giving it the pull back when you put your foot down.

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I use Forte all the time, which is supposedly the industry standard. Never done any harm. But I get it free. My emissions had improved on the gas analyzer at MoT time after 12months of the stuff (one every two months or so).

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I'm inclined to say that all this kind of stuff is snake oil... Redex and its like were born back in the bad old days when cars regularly needed a decoke.... but the standards of fuel and fueling systems have improved beyond all recognition... Can anyone here say when they last needed a decoke? Keep your money in your pocket.

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I'm inclined to say that all this kind of stuff is snake oil... Redex and its like were born back in the bad old days when cars regularly needed a decoke.... but the standards of fuel and fueling systems have improved beyond all recognition... Can anyone here say when they last needed a decoke? Keep your money in your pocket.

It used to wear the engine out quicker as well, cars had a bit of a habit of burning oil a lot more years ago and the rubbish that built up inside the engine helped to seal it up, as soon as you cleared it all out they'd start burning oil.

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