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geoberni
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Redex

Postby geoberni » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:24 pm

There's been some chat about Redex Lead Replacement additive around here recently and I've been making some enquiries.

There's lots of Redex products around there's days, Injector Cleaners etc, but they still offer a Lead Replacement/Upper Lubricant; it's just not as readily available as the stuff aimed at the more modern motors.

If you look at Fleabay, there's lots about, with various labels, some stating part number RADD1301A, others listing RDX18, with many not saying which they are...

This one even claiming both numbers!!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RADD1301A-RD ... SwdEhdC40F

I contacted Redex (Holts) and the prompt reply was that RDX18
ceased to be a product in the portfolio more than a handful of years ago – we wouldn’t advise using any stock that is stamped RDX18.
So if you are buying Redex Lead Replacement, you might want to bear that in mind.
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Re: Redex

Postby martin418 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:46 pm

thank you for the info i am one of the members who is using redex and the ones i just bought are the latter part number

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Re: Redex

Postby Chipper » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:24 pm

Generally speaking though, Redex, if stored in a cool, dry place (e.g., garage, shed, etc.) can last for years and be perfectly fine to use, in my experience.
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Re: Redex

Postby Edward1949 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:34 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/302032241570

I now use this Millers product. In addition to being a Lead replacement, it claims to protect classic cars' fuel systems from Ethanol damage. It also claims an enhancement of up to 2 Octane points. After a few hundred miles usage my Minor seems to pull more strongly up a local main-road hill, and tickover speed has risen (not a very scientific test, could be other unrelated reasons).


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