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    Asda sell a redex petrol a redex diesel and a redex petrol injection. So which do i buy? The redex or redex injection? They both read same on back and give no differences

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    if the ingredients are the same then it won't matter... if your unsure then the redex injection will be fine

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    I get the Injector version for my 06 1.8 VVT.

    Not sure as to why you would use the other petrol variant as im not an expert.

    Im sure someone here will have the knowledge and explain the differences and where to use them

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    One might be for older carburettor type motors. ( it might be a little thicker viscosity) than the injection varient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    I get the Injector version for my 06 1.8 VVT.

    Not sure as to why you would use the other petrol variant as im not an expert.

    Im sure someone here will have the knowledge and explain the differences and where to use them
    the non injection variant will be for the older non injection cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    One might be for older carburettor type motors. ( it might be a little thicker viscosity) than the injection varient.
    this quite correct, A few years ago my wife worked in a shop, they had an offer on redex, she came in with 24 big bottles of redex carburettor,, I used it, all cars I have had including this 04 1.8 I have, run great no problems,( my last vec 178,000 miles) I have noticed its quite a bit cheaper than injector cleaner,

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    The more gloopy Redex is the older carburettor version. Not a good idea to put it anywhere near a car with a catalytic converter as it's meant as a decoking agent.

    I've spent many happy days pouring it in the spark plug holes and down the carb of 1980's Renaults and Fords, then starting the engine and watching the 6 foot jet of flame out the exhaust followed by a cloud of smoke that takes an hour to clear. Gets rid of most of the carbon buildup in the cylinders though! Fuel injected cars tend not to overfuel like carb ones do, so you don't get this buildup.

    Stick with the one that says it's for injection engines

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    Ok thanks guys, wud you say its deffo worth using? Do you notice any better performance at all? Or mpg? And it carnt do any harm at all??

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    at £2 a bottle in asda for either just get the injection one :-)

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    I got a bottle the other day. Used it on a 250 mile trip and it seems to have made the car smoother, especially when setting off. It was the injector one I got.

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