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How to use cataclean?

Post by plas87 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:07 pm

How much fuel should I have in my tank to pour the whole 500ml bottle of cataclean? Is it okay to add some pre-mix 2T oil in too as the same time?

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by acegeezer » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:09 pm

About a quarter tank spirited driving and then empty the tank prior to filling again :thumleft:
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by plas87 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:10 pm

Does Cataclean have any tangible benefits? Is it recommended on this forum or a snake oil?

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by goodeggbob » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:11 pm

the bottle says put it all in to about a quarter tank and run at least 15 miles to be effective.

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by acegeezer » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:35 pm

You really should join the Club as a full member, as nearly all the info that is useful is in the members section along with the techy stuff.
You are restricted to certain topics as a guest, plus you will recover the membership cost easily and then some with the available discounts from Traders :thumright: .. and why are you using it anyway?
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by warpc0il » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:49 pm

I used Cataclean when I first got my car, back in 2008, and it made a huge difference to how responsive the car was.
When I repeated 6 months later there was a perceptible difference, but nothing like the first time.
Repeated treatment, about a year later, really just in case for the MOT, and I couldn't tell any difference at all.
Same the following year, so I haven't bothered since.

My assumptions are;
- the car had been driven very gently before I took it over, having been owned by my parents for the previous 2.5 years, so there was probably a fair bit of carbon build-up internally.
- the last invoice for servicing in 2007 included a £240 charge for new spark plugs, though they clearly hadn't been changed since the car was built, given the state they were in in 2008. I fitted new plugs just after the first Cataclean treatment, which also made a noticeable difference.
- the car has been driven "as designed" all the time I've owned her, and been treated to premix, and for the last 8 years she's also had a sohn - all this means that there's very little opportunity for new carbon to get a hold.
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by 350matt » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:47 pm

plas87 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Does Cataclean have any tangible benefits? Is it recommended on this forum or a snake oil?
I've used it on many cars

its hard to believe but it really does work and the dose is meant to be a full bottle in a 50ltr tank so bung the lot in

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by xamtex » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:07 am

my bottle says 1/4 tank...not full tank?

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by xamtex » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:06 am

cataclean 004.jpg
1/4 tank...15 l.

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by Essex2Visuvesi » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:11 am

Had good results with CataClean

My method for use:-
Add cataclean when petrol light comes on and fill up with about a 5-10 quids worth of petrol
Drive like you stole it until petrol light comes back on
Add petrol and return to normal
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by warpc0il » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:38 am

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by Conan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:02 am

plas87 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:07 pm
How much fuel should I have in my tank to pour the whole 500ml bottle of cataclean? Is it okay to add some pre-mix 2T oil in too as the same time?
As above, follow the instructions on the bottle :thumleft:
Cataclean is a very good product for carbon removal on a Rotary and has been used for many years.
I would always run a bottle through after getting an 8 even if it was decated.
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:18 am

Just echoing above really, most members on here with sing the praises of cataclean for the RX8.

Bung it in at a 1/4 tank and go have some fun until you've nearly run out of petrol. Then put petrol in and live the dream.

If you've already got the petrol in the tank it will have been pre-mixed (if you premix of course) so I wouldn't worry
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by kopite72 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 am

Yeah must get a few bottles of it,never used it before,can't get it over here so Amazon will have to come to the rescue...
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by warpc0il » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:48 am

It's usually available in Halfords.ie https://www.halfords.ie/motoring/engine ... lean-450ml# but currently out-of-stock
ECP have stock https://www.eurocarparts.com/en_ie/ecpi ... &0&cc5_169
Otherwise, these guys should point you to a local stockist https://www.qualvecom.com/products/cons ... n-reg.html
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by kopite72 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:04 pm

Cheers Dave,spotted it on Amazon for about 14 euros delivered which is a good price,I'll pick up a few bottles soon.

Seeing as I've never used it in my car can I expect a good result? By that I mean a noticeable difference?

Quick question,seeing as my cat is gutted I'm assuming this won't have any bearing on cataclean being able to do it's thang?
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by RenesisRaceBuggy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:25 pm

Make sure you use the fuel with the cataclean in it fairly quickly too, you don't want it sat around in the fuel system for too long, it's extremely aggressive solvents.

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:35 pm

Ian , I certainly noticed a difference with Cataclean on my R3 ……
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by plas87 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:15 pm

So it's fine to add in around 50ml 2T premix oil along with the entire bottle of Cataclean in the quarter 15 litre fuel?

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by Conan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:30 pm

Just use the cataclean
It's not a lot of fuel to run through the car it will survive without any 2T
Get the car warm first, add the cataclean and show her the beep
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by kopite72 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:05 pm

Going to give this a go tomorrow,see what all the fuss is about :D
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by AndyBrad » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:06 am

and has it suddenly increased your compression? made it super fast or anything else :)

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by kopite72 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:33 am

Bought it yesterday but haven't used it yet, working long days this week so won't get a chance til the weekend but I'll let the masses know as I know y'all be waiting with baited breath :lol:
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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by AndyBrad » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:14 pm

cant you just pour a bottle of nail varnish in your spark plug holes?

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Re: How to use cataclean?

Post by warpc0il » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:26 pm

Nail varnish remover might work


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