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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by nwanneni(m): 5:00pm On Oct 23, 2018
Shagati:


Bros no O! shocked
lol grin
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by makavele: 6:12pm On Oct 23, 2018
sacramento1212:


It's a Mercedes E350. I still await your response radautoworks

I use Octane Boosters on my mercedes, give it a little more mileage, just a tad, from my calculations. I guess it makes the fuel burn slower.
But guess what? It just killed an O2 sensor.
And from what I read online, it can. Now I am scared for my cat.

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by sacramento1212: 6:31pm On Oct 23, 2018
makavele:


I use Octane Boosters on my mercedes, give it a little more mileage, just a tad, from my calculations. I guess it makes the fuel burn slower.
But guess what? It just killed an O2 sensor.
And from what I read online, it can. Now I am scared for my cat.

There are many Octane boosters in the market claiming it will boost the octane points and all but in reality very few do the job. Yes, i also read online that continous usage of the octane booster will affect the O2 sensor and the catalytic converter so you should watch out for your cat. Do you have a check engine light already?

That's the reason why i want to find out if it's better one make use of the fuel treatment than the boosters. I also read reviews about Techron made by Chevron and customers testifying to the effectiveness of the product.
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by makavele: 9:02pm On Oct 23, 2018
sacramento1212:


There are many Octane boosters in the market claiming it will boost the octane points and all but in reality very few do the job. Yes, i also read online that continous usage of the octane booster will affect the O2 sensor and the catalytic converter so you should watch out for your cat. Do you have a check engine light already?

That's the reason why i want to find out if it's better one make use of the fuel treatment than the boosters. I also read reviews about Techron made by Chevron and customers testifying to the effectiveness of the product.


Sure the check engine is lit and it points to the aforementioned. So I wont be driving it much until I get the O2 sensor replaced.
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by GAZZUZZ(m): 9:04pm On Oct 23, 2018
makavele:


Sure the check engine is lit and it points to the aforementioned. So I wont be driving it much until I get the O2 sensor replaced.

been a while...
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by sacramento1212: 9:06pm On Oct 23, 2018
makavele:


Sure the check engine is lit and it points to the aforementioned. So I wont be driving it much until I get the O2 sensor replaced.

Ok. How long have you been using the octane booster and do you make use of it consistently?
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by makavele: 9:09pm On Oct 23, 2018
sacramento1212:


Ok. How long have you been using the octane booster and do you make use of it consistently?

Only on every fill-up. Just gone through about 10 bottles or so
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by makavele: 9:11pm On Oct 23, 2018
GAZZUZZ:


been a while...

Hello G, Sure it has.

How body and soul ?
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by sacramento1212: 9:14pm On Oct 23, 2018
makavele:


Only on every fill-up. Just gone through about 10 bottles or so

Wow! What brand? May be you should also review other brand of boosters or substitute with the fuel cleaner. That's why i asked the question if the fuel cleaner is preferable when compared to the octane booster.
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by makavele: 9:33pm On Oct 23, 2018
sacramento1212:


Wow! What brand? May be you should also review other brand of boosters or substitute with the fuel cleaner. That's why i asked the question if the fuel cleaner is preferable when compared to the octane booster.

The "acclaimed" Johnsen's brand...

Yes, I think I would try my hands on fuel treatment instead and see what happens next.
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by radautoworks: 2:34am On Oct 24, 2018
sacramento1212:


It's a Mercedes E350. I still await your response radautoworks

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=STP&partNumber=00132

Or

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=LCS&partNumber=10003

You want treatments not boosters.

With the shadiness of our fuel, you might even want to spring for one that removes water like

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=GUM&partNumber=800001364
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by sacramento1212: 8:08am On Oct 24, 2018
radautoworks:


http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=STP&partNumber=00132

Or

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=LCS&partNumber=10003

You want treatments not boosters.

With the shadiness of our fuel, you might even want to spring for one that removes water like

http://weblink.carquest.com/acl/?mfgName=GUM&partNumber=800001364


Thanks for this information. Also from your opinion, is fuel treatment better when compared to octane boosters?
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by greenhulk: 9:40am On Oct 24, 2018
I used STP octane booster and gained 2 more liter/100km. It was like magic, but I'm still weary of using it too regularly, but whenever I use it I notice improvement.
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by dokyOloye: 5:35am On Oct 27, 2018
AutoElectNG:
It once happened to me...I raced from Lagos to Benin end route Abuja in about 3 hours rested overnight, the next morning I got into a flood and lost the engine.

If the water is higher than the sump, abort trip is my new motto.

Sorry brother
swam through a flood that was almost covering d damn bonnet in April wt a C300.
Guess I was lucky.
Though I had in mind that d air intakes are high up on the engine bay.
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by AutoElectNG: 8:18am On Oct 27, 2018
dokyOloye:

swam through a flood that was almost covering d damn bonnet in April wt a C300.
Guess I was lucky.
Though I had in mind that d air intakes are high up on the engine bay.

You have other problems to worry about not just the engine...how about water ingestion by the transmission...which has also happened to me, within weeks my transmission fluid turned pink...this happened inside town after going through flood like waters on Aguiyi Ironsi St, Maitama, Abuja during a particularly heavy rain


I think I have also been a victim of short-circuited electronics because of flood water....since I drive to the limit daily (provided the conditions are favorable/suitable), I could not help but observe how my car was having problem getting to my usual cruising speed....it had also destroyed a part of the ECU responsible for commanding the opening of the intake manifold runner control so the engine could suck in more air during high speed operation..solution was to replace the ECU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoEqHZ3cEz8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VF7o-dkaHw

If you know that road, the area just in front of Maitama General Hospital is practically a valley

Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by mammanbawa: 9:24am On Oct 27, 2018
I drive my 406 through water when it rains heavily. There was a time at night I didn't know the water was that much and I drove through, my headlights were covered
I was so shocked cos I didn't think it was that deep, I got home and refused to turn off the engine until the temp raised a little
The next morning
Car started
After some time, it started sounding like a whistle, under the hood, nothing was wrong. I poured water on the serpentine belt and the whistling sound stopped.
I drove out and it continued after sometime (I guess the water dried up)
I went to my mechanic and changed the belt and rollers
Car is all right until date
406 is a true king.
Benzes are legends

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by nwanneni(m): 9:28am On Oct 27, 2018
Update!!!!
Engine to be replaced,keep your offers.
I ain't selling no more.was just angry the day it happened.
Much regards,thanks.

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by mammanbawa: 9:30am On Oct 27, 2018
nwanneni:
Update!!!!
Engine to be replaced,keep your offers.
I ain't selling no more.was just angry the day it happened.
Much regards,thanks.
If I were you sir, I'll let go and get the 2007 c230 with 2.5l v6 or the c280 with 3.0v6

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:03am On Oct 27, 2018
mammanbawa:

If I were you sir, I'll let go and get the 2007 c230 with 2.5l v6 or the c280 with 3.0v6

I'd just get a new car entirely, tbh. Not a W203 again. Sell the C230k off for like 700k, and buy a new car. G35, GS350 and the 4th-gen Acura TL are great options.

The C230k is a spirited car but it really isn't all that, tbh.
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by mammanbawa: 10:08am On Oct 27, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


I'd just get a new car entirely, tbh. Not a W203 again. Sell the C230k off for like 700k, and buy a new car. G35, GS350 and the 4th-gen Acura TL are great options.

The C230k is a spirited car but it really isn't all that, tbh.
Of course
The balance shaft issue is a big turn off
And the size is small
Better still
A facelift w204 c350
Or the is 350
Please if you're getting the TL
Go for the SH-AWD with 3.7l 300+hp
Quad tips
That car is crazy

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by obekediamondfuto(m): 10:11am On Oct 27, 2018
nwanneni:
Update!!!!
Engine to be replaced,keep your offers.
I ain't selling no more.was just angry the day it happened.
Much regards,thanks.

I have to archive this thread, ur experience is something worthy of sharing like 4yrs from now.

well ur resilience is extreme.......
me..... I'd sell the damned stuff off..... too many signs that I should back off the ride...

someone else can repair and it'll be standard but the ride doesn't want u to drive it.... lolz

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by GAZZUZZ(m): 10:18am On Oct 27, 2018
nwanneni:
Update!!!!
Engine to be replaced,keep your offers.
I ain't selling no more.was just angry the day it happened.
Much regards,thanks.

grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by nwanneni(m): 10:25am On Oct 27, 2018
Ever heard of passion projects and never wanting to let go?if no,you are staring at one in the face!!!! grin
This is what happens when you work overseas and naira is bleeped :DYou spend carelessly. cheesy
Much regards again,thanks.
But will never let go,if you like knock again,you are still getting a new powertrain the next day grin

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by Freciprocal: 10:42am On Oct 27, 2018
nwanneni:
Ever heard of passion projects and never wanting to let go?if no,you are staring at one in the face!!!! grin
This is what happens when you work overseas and naira is bleeped :DYou spend carelessly. cheesy
Much regards again,thanks.
But will never let go,if you like knock again,you are still getting a new powertrain the next day grin

Your zeal is out of this world... Highly commendable!

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by nwanneni(m): 10:47am On Oct 27, 2018
obekediamondfuto:


I have to archive this thread, ur experience is something worthy of sharing like 4yrs from now.

well ur resilience is extreme.......
me..... I'd sell the damned stuff off..... too many signs that I should back off the ride...

someone else can repair and it'll be standard but the ride doesn't want u to drive it.... lolz

yeah,i know right?
Sometimes you gotta show the demon who's boss.
#respect man!
Travelled for some work ish,work starts immediately i get back

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by CityNGR: 11:34am On Oct 27, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


I'd just get a new car entirely, tbh. Not a W203 again. Sell the C230k off for like 700k, and buy a new car. G35, GS350 and the 4th-gen Acura TL are great options.

The C230k is a spirited car but it really isn't all that, tbh.
Prospective buyer....

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by nwanneni(m): 11:56am On Oct 27, 2018
CityNGR:

Prospective buyer....
i know na.
He picked the wrong capitalist to fool!
If only they knew,i thank my stars for all the sufferings i went through in Europe,it thought me a thing or 2.

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by HeavenlyBang(m): 12:31pm On Oct 27, 2018
nwanneni:
i know na.
He picked the wrong capitalist to fool!
If only they knew,i thank my stars for all the sufferings i went through in Europe,it thought me a thing or 2.

Lol, I don't want to buy the C230k, if that's what you guys are saying. grin
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by CityNGR: 12:36pm On Oct 27, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


Lol, I don't want to buy the C230k, if that's what you guys are saying. grin
Kai

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Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by AutoElectNG: 2:40pm On Oct 27, 2018
mammanbawa:
I drive my 406 through water when it rains heavily. There was a time at night I didn't know the water was that much and I drove through, my headlights were covered
I was so shocked cos I didn't think it was that deep, I got home and refused to turn off the engine until the temp raised a little
The next morning
Car started
After some time, it started sounding like a whistle, under the hood, nothing was wrong. I poured water on the serpentine belt and the whistling sound stopped.
I drove out and it continued after sometime (I guess the water dried up)
I went to my mechanic and changed the belt and rollers
Car is all right until date
406 is a true king.
Benzes are legends


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ms-hakor_A


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yehz2gUnNe0
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by mammanbawa: 3:35pm On Oct 27, 2018
AutoElectNG:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ms-hakor_A


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yehz2gUnNe0
Well sure
That was my first and last stunt
I use my SUV for such driving conditions
Re: Nwanneni's Road To Recovery by radautoworks: 3:58pm On Oct 27, 2018
nwanneni:
Ever heard of passion projects and never wanting to let go?if no,you are staring at one in the face!!!! grin
This is what happens when you work overseas and naira is bleeped :DYou spend carelessly. cheesy
Much regards again,thanks.
But will never let go,if you like knock again,you are still getting a new powertrain the next day grin

ROFL!! Duuuude! Love it!

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