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#1 g7jtk

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:54 PM

Does anybody use Shell V power derv in their U/C D4D?
If so do you think it makes any difference? I have just put some in my Discovery TD5 just to see. Can't tell yet

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:54 PM

I use it on and off on my Yaris D4D, which uses similar but older version of the same engine.

I mainly use it to clean out the injectors, but I find it does change the engine characteristics a bit. Most noticeable thing is it quietens down the diesel clatter. Performance-wise, I find I loose some low-end torque, but the engine seems to rev up more eagerly, and you can run it into the higher revs a bit further before the power starts to tail off.

All pretty minor things and not really worth the extra cost IMHO, but it costs about as much as stuffing some Redex into the tank (Except you're putting better quality fuel into the car rather than just additives ;)) so I use it as an occasional 'treat' every 3-4 tanks to help keep the engine clean, or if I'm empty and know that I'm going on a long motorway run in the near future.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:06 PM

I've only ever used V-Power in my Avensis. Its got twice the additive package to there normal derv and its a man made fuel. There is a massive difference when you go and clean out the EGR valve. It looks like a black velvet thin coating os soot compared to the black caked on carbon that I've seen on most valves. But there again I do use BG244 as well so this would also help lube the fuel pump ect and clean the spray patten of the injectors.

You do get more mpg over "Normal" derv! so the extra cost doesnt make a lot of difference in the long run and if you also join the V-Power club (Free) you get money vouchers back. I buy my V-Power for 1.45 which is derv cheap! :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:28 AM

Engines can run quieter and I`ve found cleaner on V-Power diesel which is an added bonus if your vehicle is fitted with a DPF.
How do I know ? because during the time I had it my DPF equipped 2.7d Jag didn`t regenerate half as often and I never had a `DPF full` warning light on the dash when fuelled by V-Power.
I`ll continue to use it. :)

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 05:33 PM

So by the sound of it it's quieter, cleaner and goes a bit further than ordinary derv but ends up costing about the same.

Might try some V power in the disco when it goes for next MOT. Not that it has been a problem so far

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:18 PM

Your lucky, we can,t get diesel Vpower on the Isle of Man, but I,ve used BG244 on Mistermena,s recommendation and did notice a difference.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:33 AM

Mistermena I get a light velvety soot on my egr running !Removed! fuels.......hardly noticable........no need for super man fuels in my rav?



3 legged one: just add some 2 stroke for lubrication and petrol for cleaning and more power to your diesel.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

I might have a go at the 2 stroke oil in the fuel!... Gitta do some more googling! :help2: :help2: :nerd: :g: :icon14:

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

I might have a go at the 2 stroke oil in the fuel!... Gitta do some more googling! :help2: :help2: :nerd: :g: :icon14:


I`ve used it in a few vehicles, this is one one the best threads
http://www.freel2.co...m/topic878.html






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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

I might have a go at the 2 stroke oil in the fuel!... Gitta do some more googling! :help2: :help2: :nerd: :g: :icon14:


I`ve used it in a few vehicles, this is one one the best threads
http://www.freel2.co...m/topic878.html



Nice one mate... I'll have a look at it :clap:

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