Lol I know, thats what I thought re Vauxhall!!Yes I've heard that Vauxhall use it too, but that's hardly an endorsement :lol:
I think with all things you need to take it with a pinch of salt and understand how they work. So far, i think BG244 that I've mentioned above is the only really unique and clever product out there.. but still there is no substitution for proper servicing and using quality clean fuels.
I used that on my derv and can recommend it, I noticed a difference. Faddy wouldnt have noticed it as you could eat your dinner of his engine internals due to constant VPD useNot sure about Forte, but most of these off the shelf treatments are basically solvents. So yes they 'work' but only at the point they are running through your tank.
There is one interesting product we've been playing with over on TypeAccord, it's BG244 available from Power Enhancer.
Power Enhancer | BG 244 | Diesel Engine Cleaners | Fuel Injector Cleaner-
This stuff has some very clever active ingredients that are designed to work at lower temperatures than conventional solvent based products. The idea is that it sticks to the insides of wherever it travels and then starts to work gradually - and especially good for places like EGR valves where the temperatures are not as high.
Truthfully speaking, I tried it and felt no difference. But I also use V Power Diesel without fail and maintain a very good servicing regime. However some of our other members swore they felt a difference.
It is a bit pricey, but maybe something to chuck in with every service.
what synth products have you found have proven results?we use a company called Tunap at work, there diesel / unleaded treatments are synthetic rather than mineral based, with mineral based products when they burn they produce sout, when a synthetic product burns it burns cleanly so rather than coking the engine up more they clean it better, the forte products are mineral based