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my dealer will not carry any additives. I was told that Acura does not recoment any additives, so they don't sell any. I was also told that if you use any it could void your warranty! Not a problem for most of us. I use 104 octane booster every time I am going to burn a tank of gas on the interstate. You have to use a whole tank at one time for it to work. I have used this on a variety of cars. I always noticed a decent increase in MPG, pick-up, and the car just felt better.
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Thanks fellas,
So it seems the concensus is BG44K with every oil change? I change my oil at 3000K vs the recommended 7500K in the manual. So should I use the additive with every other oil change then? I just don't want to use it too often and ruin something.

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44K is supposed to work pretty good. I have the H/A specialist put in a can with every oil change.
Caution: you may clog your catalytic converter with deposits by using any fuel system cleaner too often. I found these guidelines for BG 44K from another forum:

As to fuel system cleaners - BG44K is the heavy duty stuff - and recommended in Volvo and BMW TSB for removing carbon deposits, particularly from intake valves and fuel injectors. Use no more often than 2/yr, and only 1/yr if your system is in reasonable condition. Pour the can in the gas tank only with the tank full. Use it when you will be able to drive out a tank of gas in a day or two. Plan on changing the oil and filter soon after use as it can contaminate the oil with unwanted chemicals. Distributor at website: http://www.bgprod.com . You can also use a special tool with reservoir and spray attachment hooked to shop air for injector cleaning. 3 BG chemicals are used, 2 in the sprayer and one in the tank. Engine is run with chemicals spraying. Takes about 15 minutes. Results were immediate. Idle before treatment was 650 rpm now 850-900. Low speed throttle response is very smooth. These products only available to professional shops. Find one in your area and try it out- I highly recommend this product. BG 44K is very effective.
 

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Acura dealers used to carry it... Try Saturn too

Try Saturn dealers. One of my friends in Miami got his stuff from a Saturn dealer

BTW price varies. Ive heard 19 bucks

Got mine for 25 bucks tho (including tax)
 

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I mustve been incorrect in saying all Mercedes dealerships carried BG44K. When i was on vacation i stopped in Lynchburg, VA, at the dealer there. They told me all dealerships should have it so i assumed they did. Oh well. If you wanna save a few bucks and youre in that area you should stop there..... 25 bucks is a bit pricey, after all. But you gotta do what you gotta do, that stuff is the ****.....
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OK,
Bought the BG44K from Philips Olds/Mercedes Dealer in Norfolk, VA for $14.95. I talked to the service mechanic, and he said that this stuff was the shiznit! He then told me to make sure that I use it in a full tank of gas and change the oil after I burn all of the fuel up. Thanks fellas!

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i know its a good idea to put the stufff in on a full tank and try to use the tank up fairly quickly like 3,4 days right? would it be good to use right before a road trip on the highway or with city driving ?? i was thinking it might go through the fuel system to fast if it was used on highway driving? maybe it would be better? what do u guys think
 

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That is a good question........and I didn't ask the mechanic. I am going to D.C. for the 4th and I will use a full tank going to and fro within the couple of days that I will be there. I think that should do it. Then I will change the oil on Saturday when I get back.

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