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I'm finally getting a replacement engine for my V6, it's having new spark plugs, spark plug seals, cam belt, aux belt, tensioners, idlers, water pump, but I have no idea how the engine has been treated in the past and was thinking of putting some of forte's cleaning products through the system. I was thinking of one product per tank refill, so over the course of say a bit under 1000 miles.

Forte Lubricants - Product - Advanced Formula Gas Treatment

Forte Lubricants - Product - Specialist Injector Cleaner

Forte Lubricants - Product - Top End Treatment

I was then going to flush the oil with Forte Lubricants - Product - Advanced Formula Motor Flush

re fill with some cheapy oil and filter for a couple of hundred miles and then empty and refill with a new filter and some good quality oil. Millers Oils NANODRIVE CFS 5w-40 NT Full Syn Engine Oil

After that I was going to just carry on with yearly (low milage every year) oil and filer changes.

Then looking on opie oils website, I always order from them, I found all of these products :shocked:

Millers Oils Petrol Injector Cleaner
Millers Oils Engine Oil Flush Maintenance & Preparation
RED LINE SI-1 FUEL CLEANER ADDATIVE
Motul FUEL SYSTEM CLEANER
Fuchs Titan Race FST Fuel System Treatment
Valvoline VPS SynPower Complete Gasoline FSC V1
Power Maxed Petrol Injector Cleaner Fuel Treatment now available at Opie Oils

Have any of you guys and girls ever used any of these products and if so do they actually do what it says on the tin? I feel like I need to give the system a bit of TLC but I just don't have the knowledge/space/time to take things apart and give them a physical clean, so I was hoping a combination of these products might give the engine a good clean at the start of my stewardship.
 

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I have no experience with Forte as such, butt a lot with injector cleaners.
A good one cleans the injectors, the integral fuel system and will neutralise condens/water in the fuel tank. The first time that i use it on any car i always give it a doubble dose. I use Marly
 

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Cheers for the reply, i'd not heard of Marly before......Looks like it doesn't have many outlets in the UK.
 

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Cheers for the reply, i'd not heard of Marly before......Looks like it doesn't have many outlets in the UK.
Its a Belgian make, i ame quote confidend that Forte or Wynns or STP will also do the job properly
 

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I would never use cheap oil even for a couple of hundred of miles, that seems a false economy to me, saving £10 or £20, when your taking the time and cost to fit another engine.
 

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I would never use cheap oil even for a couple of hundred of miles, that seems a false economy to me, saving £10 or £20, when your taking the time and cost to fit another engine.
True, I see your point. I was thinking of something 10/40 fully synthetic, I had just read it was good to do something like that after a deep clean as all of the carbon and gunk might not come out in the first flush, and this way you are just using the fresh oil to complete the flushing cycle.
 

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It is a good idea to flush the engine but look out for a deal on atleast a mid-cost oil, opie oils often have deals.Hope all goes well for you, post some photos of before and after fitting.
 

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After the winter layup, I make the first couple of tankfuls the premium petrol grade like Shell Vpower. It has extra cleaning additives and saves spending lots of dosh in Halfords.
 

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I think these additives are a bit of a con really. They are used in such tiny quantities and are burnt in the engine in a millisecond so I don't see how they can work. I have never seen a before and after video of the inside of an engine. Modern fuels and lubricants don't seem to leave much in the way of deposits. I recently had the head off a 107k mile twinnie and you could have put it straight back on again without any decarbonising really.
 

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It is a good idea to flush the engine but look out for a deal on atleast a mid-cost oil, opie oils often have deals.Hope all goes well for you, post some photos of before and after fitting.
Will do.
 

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After the winter layup, I make the first couple of tankfuls the premium petrol grade like Shell Vpower. It has extra cleaning additives and saves spending lots of dosh in Halfords.
Mine may have been unused even longer than that Rod! The best I can get locally is BP premium, I'll be using that.
 

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I think these additives are a bit of a con really. They are used in such tiny quantities and are burnt in the engine in a millisecond so I don't see how they can work. I have never seen a before and after video of the inside of an engine. Modern fuels and lubricants don't seem to leave much in the way of deposits. I recently had the head off a 107k mile twinnie and you could have put it straight back on again without any decarbonising really.
Yeah i'm not totally convinced danny, but I don't mind throwing a few quid at it, although not from Halfords...ebay all the way. As long as nobody has had any negative effects from these products then I'll give them a shot and then settle into using quality petrol and oil with regular oil and filter changes.
 

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I think these additives are a bit of a con really. They are used in such tiny quantities and are burnt in the engine in a millisecond so I don't see how they can work. I have never seen a before and after video of the inside of an engine. Modern fuels and lubricants don't seem to leave much in the way of deposits. I recently had the head off a 107k mile twinnie and you could have put it straight back on again without any decarbonising really.
YOU have never seen a non modified ( piston and rings ) JTS head or any other direct injection engine or you would not write this.
Otherwise on the other matter , i can asure you that injector cleaner works on ANY TS ans JTS engine.
I used it on makes like Lancia, Mercedes, Ford, Porsche and so on with +/- 75000 km, it gives ALLWAYS better performans and more miles/km per gallon/ltr
 

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YOU have never seen a non modified ( piston and rings ) JTS head or any other direct injection engine or you would not write this.
Otherwise on the other matter , i can asure you that injector cleaner works on ANY TS ans JTS engine.
I used it on makes like Lancia, Mercedes, Ford, Porsche and so on with +/- 75000 km, it gives ALLWAYS better performans and more miles/km per gallon/ltr
That's great to here, cheers for the info.
 
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