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BG 44K is Awesome!
So when I bought my car about two weeks ago, the salesman filled my SRT8 up with 87 octane. Once I realized what he was pumping in, it was too late. When I questioned him about it, he said it's fine. . . got a buddy who runs 87 in his. Yeah, well his must run like crap! Anyhow, I ran some of the 87 out of it and topped off with 93 octane.
Rinse and repeat. I drained that gas down to below a half a tank and then topped it off again with more 93. After that the engine light came on and stayed on for three days. I'd continued to burn more gas and fill it back up with 93 and finally the light went off. Until last night.
Last night I took the 392 out for a cruise. It'd been four days since I'd driven her and the last time I pulled in the driveway, the engine light was off. I drove it for about 40 miles and once, when I really got on it, the light came back on. It stayed on for the rest of the ride home.
Now I was pissed. Bottom line, called the dealership and got somebody from service to give me an appt. for after work today. When I told the service guys what the salesman had done they were in disbelief. They said with an engine compression of 9 to 1 you want the cleanest gas possible - especially now since the temps have dropped to below freezing at night and the days have been much colder. They didn't clear the error on the MIL light, but they did put a can of BG 44K in the car and told me to go top it off again with 93 octane.
Bottom line, the light went off and has stayed off since the 50 mile ride back from the dealership. Also, I'd noticed the car was starting to ping when idling prior to the BG 44K. When I got home, she was running smoothly again. I'm hoping that one tank of 87 hasn't f'ed up my engine with a bunch of gunk, but I'm glad the service guys knew what they were doing. They were mostly younger guys and they were genuinely upset to know something like that had happened to such a nice car. They were kind of embarrassed that it'd been done by one of the guys at their dealership. We all pretty much agreed the salesman was a moron.
Anyhow, long story short, I'm sold on this product. The service tech suggested I ad a can of this to the gas tank every five fill ups or at least every oil change. They didn't charge me for the can they put in, but I bought two more while I was there.
Since then, I've found there are a lot more products BG puts out. In particular, BG Supercharge II Fuel Additive. This is recommended for each fill up.
Anybody use this stuff regularly? Anybody got any other experiences with any other BG products. I'd love to hear your comments and recommendations.