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FUEL ADDITIVES. Yes / No ?????????????


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2005 S-Type Facelift 2.5 V6 Auto.

Have only ever used what is now E10 petrol in my car, dependent upon the fuel providing any additives that may be required. The car has 67,000 miles and is serviced annually (usually around 4,000 miles annual). 

No known faults, but have recently wondered if I should use a fuel additive of some description ?

Any advice and / or recommendations of products would be much appreciated.

Many thanks and Regards, John

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Hi John

If you use premium fuels (e.g. Shell, BP, etc) as opposed to Supermarket fuels then the additives are usually refined into the fuel and much better for the engine (albeit a little more costly)

I personally would not use any aftermarket additives after fuelling the car as the majority are usually 'Snake Oil' rather anything beneficial such as Redex (which cannot be used on modern engines unfortunately)

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23 minutes ago, Jaguar Owners Club said:

Hi John

If you use premium fuels (e.g. Shell, BP, etc) as opposed to Supermarket fuels then the additives are usually refined into the fuel and much better for the engine (albeit a little more costly)

I personally would not use any aftermarket additives after fuelling the car as the majority are usually 'Snake Oil' rather anything beneficial such as Redex (which cannot be used on modern engines unfortunately)

Trevor

Thanks very much for the advice. It seems if I carry on doing what I have always done then I shall be doing the best I can.

Best Wishes and  Regards, John

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1 hour ago, Jaguar Owners Club said:

To be fair, last time I looked the price difference between a branded fuel and supermarket fuel was virtually the same and in some places even cheaper!

Currently in the local area that I frequent the difference between Shell/BP etc and supermarket is about 2p per litre, so not massive savings on one over the other.

Best Wishes , John

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