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  1. 1991 E36 320i greased lightning fuel additive 
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    hi i have a bmw 320 sei 1991 i have been told that the greased lightning fuel ans oil additive is excellent has any one used this in there cars and what were the results many thanks
     
     

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    I've used additives in my fuel and oil in the past and cannot report any adverse effects

    I used a ceramic additive in the oil which was noticeable.

    I have also used Redex in the tank of my 318is too, can't say I noticed a great deal of a difference there to be honest but used it more for the cleaning reasons
     
     

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    None of that stuff works.
     
     

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    With todays fuels most of them contain cleaning agents anyway so using an additive would probably make no difference whatsoever.I have heard that an OIL additive does make a difference though
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gstuning View Post
    None of that stuff works.
    So what doesn't it do exactly?

    Are we talking about these additives that claim to boost bhp because I was answering with regards to the benefit I experienced from using the ceramic additive in my oil and the physcological effect of something cleaning my fuel injection system?
     
     

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    I gave up using additives to oil a few years back.I had a cavalier sri had low milage sounded great one day i put some oil addative to it a it claimed to protect the engine etc etc.Only been in 2 days and my engine died.Next day mechanic told me the small channels the oil travels through??? were clogged up and he actually asked if i put any additives in the oil as chances are it was that that killed it.whether it was or not i never put it in again but seemed coincidence that it went soon after adding it.I do use fuel additives still on occasions more to clean injectors than anything.
     
     

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    I think additives may change the chemical compound of the oil, especially if its synthetic.
    But I dont see any harm in fuel additives, but think modern fuels are much better than the dirty stuff they used to produce. I've not heard of anyone having to 'decoke' an engine for years now.
     
     

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    ...also not sure I would not trust a brand called 'greased lightning'
     
     

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    i have just cleaned my fuel system out and as most people say it doesnt add bhp to the car it just restores some that it has lost over the years by keeping the injectors nice and clean. all the cars i have owned have been regularly cleaned out and never had any problems. however i would not use any oil additives personally. just use a good quality synthetic if you can its just as good and adding something to it can affect its viscosity/bonding ability to the working parts.
     
     

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    I have used greased lightning in my car for years and have found it very good, the engine sounds smoother and it does help with the petrol usage. I have just had an oil change and have added another bottle of additive, which will last until my next oil change. I have added the fuel one to the fuel tank as well. I do not have a BMW car but it is good in any make of car. Hope this helps.
     
     

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