Cataclean - Product Review - it works (ish)

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Cataclean - Product Review - it works (ish)

Post by M60NJP » 28 Feb 2018, 10:25

Over the years I've tried a few similar products, STP, Wynns, Redex and even BG44W.................and have yet to discern any significant benefit for the money spent.

My supplier at work had Cataclean on offer and I occasionally get asked for it, usually for cars which have marginally failed on their MoT emissions. The early product was for all engines, it now has specific petrol and diesel variants.
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My daily hack (1.4 Fiesta) has never been good on MPG and seems to have got even worse of late, so being able to 'steal' or 'borrow' products for testing, thought I'd give Cataclean (petrol) a try and assess its benefit on MPG mainly.

The instructions are simple enough - empty the bottle into 15l of fuel and drive for 15 miles. Conveniently, as I left work on
Saturday I had about 15l left and a 17 mile drive home, so in it went. Nothing to report driving home and go give it the best chance, did another to/from trip to work yesterday before fuelling up.

In an attempt to get the stuff all around the throttle body, injectors etc, I was more lead footed than usual...which of course dropped the MPG form its usual c35 to around 32! I'm never sure whether it's in the mind, but it did seem to pull a little better this morning (out1side temperature??), but have reset the average MPG so will report back. I do the same journey at the same time each day so it's a pretty good like-for-like comparison.............

Anyone tried it previously?

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Post by RayB » 28 Feb 2018, 18:37

I'd be interested in the results. The M3 just about scraped through the MOT on emissions last time around which I suppose is to be expected with the little use it gets

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Post by Metroreg » 28 Feb 2018, 19:02

Does sound good from the youtube video

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Re: Cataclean - Product Review

Post by M60NJP » 01 Mar 2018, 07:52

Thus far = inconclusive!

Can't comment on emissions @rayb.

MPG this far unchanged to any worthwhile extent - but the averaging I used as the baseline was over a few weeks so will leave it and let it recalculate over a week or so.

Does it driver better? I think it does....a little. It does seem to pull slightly better and is maybe a tad quieter...........but is that -4 temperature. Dunno - will repoert back

Not worth £20 retail as yet.

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Post by Gus247 » 01 Mar 2018, 12:52

bought some of this a couple of years back as it was on offer in Euros... Sadly I can't remember if I ever actually used it or not! :)) Therefore, I'd guess it's either not worth writing home about, or I haven't actually used it yet!....... :D
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Post by RayB » 01 Mar 2018, 13:01

Gus247 wrote:
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bought some of this a couple of years back as it was on offer in Euros... Sadly I can't remember if I ever actually used it or not! :)) Therefore, I'd guess it's either not worth writing home about, or I haven't actually used it yet!....... :D
no doubt it will be in he garage somewhere................good luck!!

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Post by Gus247 » 01 Mar 2018, 13:34

RayB wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 13:01
Gus247 wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 12:52
bought some of this a couple of years back as it was on offer in Euros... Sadly I can't remember if I ever actually used it or not! :)) Therefore, I'd guess it's either not worth writing home about, or I haven't actually used it yet!....... :D
no doubt it will be in he garage somewhere................good luck!!
:o :shock: - f..k it, I'll buy some more!!! ;)
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Post by M60NJP » 03 Mar 2018, 08:05

Still no conclusion as 'can't drive in the snow' types have changed the journey speeds big time!! Will have to await next tankful.........

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Post by RayB » 03 Mar 2018, 08:12

M60NJP wrote:
03 Mar 2018, 08:05
Still no conclusion as 'can't drive in the snow' types have changed the journey speeds big time!! Will have to await next tankful.........
What's Sam doing in Milton keynes!?

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Post by M60NJP » 03 Mar 2018, 08:21

RayB wrote:
03 Mar 2018, 08:12
M60NJP wrote:
03 Mar 2018, 08:05
Still no conclusion as 'can't drive in the snow' types have changed the journey speeds big time!! Will have to await next tankful.........
What's Sam doing in Milton keynes!?
Ebay snow tyres?

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