Just became an owner of 2003 Golf TDI 5 speed with 145 k miles on the clock. I drive 70 mi/day and fill up at Costco. i intend to keep the Golf for a while so giving full attention to maintenance. What fuel additives if any are good?
first thing is that I have tried many, not just one, so I have something to compare with. I get the most Mpgs on the tank with the LM , the car feels more responsive/ more power and the engine runs quieter. I have not experienced any of this with the other ones I have tried, or maybe not to such extent that you can feel the difference. That is it.Only problem is many people say the same thing about what ever one they liked. Exactly what difference did you find that it made better than the others? How did you determine that? This will turn out just like all the other threads on this topic. Many people will post what they like but no one is able to prove it has helped any over any other one. If you feel you need one just pick one and go with it. You don't need one but it won't hurt to use it and it may help, you just won't know.
have you tried LM? I gave up on them too till I tried LM and then bought a box like 40 cansI too have tried many of them myself due to one of these threads long ago. Of all of the ones I tried you wouldn't be able to tell the difference from any of them or none of them. Got tired of dealing with them and the stink that comes with them for no noticeable improvement. Now I just buy fuel at B5 and leave it at that. unless it gets cold then the anti gell additives are definitely called for.
Do they switch to D1 fuel in your area? We get it here in Missouri. Even so, plenty of locals get stranded when the temps get "cold". Not sure what the gel points of D1 or D2 are, but I think the vehicles gelling up aren't DD's and probably have a full tank of D2 when the weather sneaks up on them.Nope and not going to either. All of my cars have done just fine on pump fuel with no issues other than the freak freeze. I didn't get additised in time. My fault though.