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Fifth gear

Discussion in 'Performance' started by Boysie, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Boysie

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    Just watched Fifth gear

    Very interesting, they were checking if you can regain the cars Horsepower to original spec
    The car was old but in good condition, say 15-20years, an early quick VW Vr6 ?
    Original spec stated 190hp
    Tested now 177hp on rolling road, they put it on the road after every stage
    Added Redex injection cleaner, added 8hp
    Changed oil and new air filters, added 2-3hp
    new plugs and HT leads, added 4-5hp
    they got it back to 197hp
    At the cost of approx. £300
    I was amazed I might have the exact amounts wrong but the final figures were brilliant
    He said just adding the injection would be enough to make a difference
     
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  2. badman gee

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    Good find ray
     
  3. zedwheels

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    I seen that episode too so off I went and bought the fuel additive, the expensive part of proving if it worked though is the rolling road!!:(
     
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    Just watched this myself tonight too and agree you wouldn't have thought a dash of redex would make that much of a difference although I did wonder about ambient temp changes etc. effecting the RR results as the baseline figure was taken the week previous but none the less an interesting article.
     
  5. badman gee

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    Mines had the redex treatment.

    I think it helps.
     
  6. zedonist

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    I use Redex every few tanks, fantastic stuff, i think i will change the spark leads now based on that
     
  7. Boysie

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    I didn't take note what Redex they used
    I assume injection cleaner Redex means it covers all types of carburettor's.
    I was thinking bike and sprite