The Red Line Sl-1 Fuel System Cleaner is a 3-in-1 fuel additive to clean your vehicle engine and improve fuel economy. It also reduces your emission and roughness when your vehicle is on idle. This additive is best used on vehicles that are not too old or poorly taken care of as part of maintenance.
Review of Red Line Sl-1 Fuel System Cleaner
The Red Line Sl-1 Fuel System Cleaner is routine maintenance additive which is amine-based meaning it uses organic compounds and contains no solvents. If your injectors are clogged, your fuel pump is damaged, or any other engine problem, it will not improve and correct the problem. It will prevent clogging and save you from having to change your oil every so often although you should use it right before you change oil. After the change oil, you will notice an improvement in the idling and smoother acceleration.
Sl-1 also cleans the carburetor, intake valves, combustion chamber deposits, and pollution control valves with its formula of lubricants and detergents.
The company recommends using it continuously with a ratio of 1.5 ounce for every gallon of fuel and avoid running on close to empty.
One of the issues that have been raised about this product is elevated lead levels and no improvement on mileage. Since Red Line 60103 is maintenance cleaner, you could get temporary elevated lead levels if you use more than what is recommended (the whole bottle) but this concentration level should evaporate under high temperature. As for the fuel economy and mileage, the spike initially should be at about 12% provided the injector deposits are efficiently removed. The cleanliness of the injectors would depend not only on the Red Line cleaner but also on the condition of your injectors. You can reduce your octane needs by 2 after using one bottle of Sl-1 which is equivalent to 100 gallons of treated fuel.
The Red Line Sl-1 Fuel System Cleaner is a good product to buy if you have a relatively new car with no fuel pump problems or engine issues. It will clean your system but not repair it. With a clean system, you enjoy a smoother ride, excellent idling, lower emission, and a reduction in your octane requirements. It is highly recommended by objective auto experts although it does not necessary perform better than other highly rated fuel cleaning systems.
Main Good Points
- Excellent fuel injector cleaner
- Reduces octane requirement
- Good value for money with a ratio of 1 bottle for every 100 gallons
Main Bad Points
- Minimal discount offer
- Does not work on old cars or poorly maintained vehicles and bikes
- No significant increase in mileage
Weight: 15.2 ounces
Shipping weight: 13 pounds
Size: 2.8 x 2.8 x 9.5 inch bottle
Amazon User Review Rating: 4.4 /5.00 Stars
Original Price: $11.95
Amazon Price: $ 11.67