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I opted to gamble £25 on slick 50 fully synth after a long round trip to longleat recently after using nearly a whole tank to complete the trip whilst driving like miss daisy and using cruise a lot which im not sure is the most economical way to go,i know many people call it snake oil etc but i have always liked slick 50 - on the longleat run i think i got about 330 miles to just over 3/4 tank - nowadays i get about 100-110 miles to each quarter segment on my fuel gauge around town and120-140 ish on a run,im also using the aircon now and enjoying it more as i dont feel like the life is being drained out of my wallet - its not because i cant afford the fuel more that i just felt it shouldnt eat so much without being booted.

Whilst i appreciate i will cop a lot of stick for being suckered into the slick 50 hype etc etc blah blah i have made this post because i am saving fuel appreciably - my car was recently fully serviced at main dealers and running well with all oem oils and plugs etc.

Ideally i wanted to run this a bit longer before posting up so i could get a few more long trips out the way and work out the mpg figures properly but as izzy was asking about mpg i thought id start this thread

The proof of the pudding is in the eating - if anyone else tries it and gets an immediate improvement like i did could they post up please

Also check for yourseolves if you feel its compatable with your car-dont take my word for it

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are you saying you can get 400+ for the tank mate??????

My baby returns me 350 MAX for the full tank on motorway runs.

will look into this.....

anyone has any experience on this?

Felix

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never run mine down much below the last quarter felix-never seen the fuel light i presume they have one - i always brim the tank on fill ups and refill on a monday or whenever it gets near a quarter tank if needed ie after long journeys - i figured for the £25 it costs if it saves me 10 percent on fuel it pays for itself in a month - it made such a difference on mine

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thanks for that mate, which slick 50 did you use? add a link if you can pls,

I had a look on the slick50 website, got bit confused...... he he he he

Felix

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felix i got mine in Halfords - they do stuff for all round the car but the one i refer to is the engine oil additive - i know i have fully synthetic oil in mine so i used the one for fully synthetic oil - HERE is the stuff at the price i paid i think but the picture and description is not very clear

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I'm currently getting about 370-400 miles out of a tank in my driving (70% dual carriageway, 30% town) but any improvement is always worth considering. These figures are using V Power though which I find gives me slightly better fuel economy.

What exactly is slick50 and what do you do with it? Sorry for the dumb questions but no idea what it is :blush:

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Sorry, I don't think stuff like Slick50 works- best to service your car regularly using quality parts. Doing this will achieve better mpg.

I can manage 450 miles out of a full tank on a motorway run @70 mph. I regularly drive from Leeds to Glasgow and I get 450 miles out of a tank.

Edit: I've also got a K&N filter- not saying this improves mpg, I only fitted it as you can wash it and reuse it for 100k/10 years (longlife filter).

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well mines full service history with lexus and all oem - you wont upset anyone by saying its a gimmick and im sure you wont be the last but i have used it regularly on all sorts of cars - it has made the biggest most noticable difference on this one with the mpg - any improvement on these thirsty little critters is welcome in my book

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tell you what guys, I will put myself forward to be the ginnypig

shame my last service (60K one) was only 4 month ago, when I do my next service, I will put it in to the oil, and give a month or so, I will report back to your guys.

I am keeping a very detailed log of everything happening to my IS, and MPG after each fill-up from day one.

Felix

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Mine is standard apart from K&N filter and don't have to try very hard to get 35mpg + on 200 mile runs. Around town, 25mpg. I think that the IS200 engine is at peak efficiency at motorway speeds. Too much throttle below 3000rpm is a big waste if you go by that mpg thingy.

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Ken, don't look at the dial on the dash, it doesn't tell you the actual MPG.

I just worked out my average for the first 4 months this year is 23.94 MPG. (mixed driving)

I am happy with it anyway. An IS is not about MPG, it's about your enjoyment. (Not having a go on you here.)

If people going on and on about their MPG, go to get a Diesel focus.

I still will do the Slick50 thing for my next service, as I wanted to know if it is a gimmick.

Felix

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lmao-felix you do moniter your fuel consumption very scrupulously-ideal test bed-tbh i would not have mentioned it if the results of better mpg hadnt impressed me so much-just trying to help others save a few quid

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he he he....... lexynik mate,

I believe you. I have seen those ads on those shopping channels back to even 90s, never bothered to try them, now it's an idea time, I will give it a go.

Felix

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aah in that case mate just to err on the safe side i really wouldnt put slick50 in your car without checking with your lpg installers as to warranty etc - you wouldnt want to invalidate anything im sure.

Thats quite a brave conversion to do on a 200 as you hear many stories of the engine being somewhat incompatable in the long term-you must be planning on keeping it a fair while to recoup costs im guessing let alone save anything,was it expensive to have put in ?

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yes, mate, you are right, I will check with my installer, which I don't think they will have issues with that.

I am bit "Green" person, and I had all my family cars done (5 of them, even the one cleaner/house keeper uses, inc the RX Missis uses) and 10 Vans in my London branch (congestion charge reasons). All other branch Vans run on Bio-diesel) only one I had issue with was 8 years ago, that was a BMW Z3. (don't laugh)

Yes, I did hear a lot of stories about the LPG on IS200 bla bla.......... I just love the IS200, not cos I can't afford an IS250, I just love it.

The way I look at is this, if one day the engine did dead on me which I don't think it will, I just get other good 2nd hand engine costs from 400-800, most likely I will get the best one I can get hold of. and stop using LPG on the new engine.

I can see most of my staff all drive "better" or "newer" cars than me, so what.........

Felix

P.S. in my case, as I use the installer to do all my cars/vans, I only paid 1200 cash for the best system suits IS at his cost (normally 2000)

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sorry im new to the forum...and have jus purchased an is200 as my first car but everyones saying its going to drink a lot...would i be abl to use this slick 50 in a normal is200 petrol...stupid question i know but if you dnt ask you dnt know...and where would i purchase it from and would i only wait for a service to change it....regards in advance

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your is will be shockingly thirsty-ideally renew airfilter/sparkplugs/engine oil etc to get best mpg

Lexus brighton did the cambelt,waterpump and full service including pollen filters ,diff oil,engine oil,coolant and more all fitted for £850 inc vat if that gives you an idea of what main dealer charges.

I would get your car serviced if it needs one using good quality parts as soon as possible if it is due before you stick a can of slick 50 in it imho

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Recently serviced my 200 Sport, & used Silkolene fully synth oil. Last week I did a run from Salisbury to north of Glasgow & back, & the car averaged 37mpg. Round town I expect 30mpg. I should stick to the basics 7 avoid gimmicks like Slick50. Service regularly, use good quality oil etc.

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