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Offline user2154

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buying / importing fuel additives from amazon
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:28:05 pm »
I was looking to buy Liqui Moly fuel system cleaner or the like and I can't seem to find it available in New Zealand. It is available for cheap on Amazon / ebay and the like, I am just not sure if I should import it as it may be classified as dangerous goods and this may cause an issue at customs.

Any thoughts on this?

Offline Gordo

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Re: buying / importing fuel additives from amazon
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 05:39:54 pm »
How hard did you try, this took a couple of clicks - http://www.speed.co.nz/page.php?pid=39
Any particular reason for this specific cleaner - there are many available and checking their reviews/tests on-line may suggest something as good, or better?
These are my thoughts and opinions - sometimes I'm wrong, but not often ;-)

Offline the phantom

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Re: buying / importing fuel additives from amazon
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 05:40:52 pm »
fishpond have it https://www.fishpond.co.nz/Lifestyle/Liqui-Moly-Petrol-Injection-Cleaner-300ml/3763274634742 $57!!!

fuel system cleaner made the biggest difference in restoring power in a 5th gear test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efIJHf7h5kI they used redex

but there are several other fuel system cleaners available that are cheaper, do you know that the liqi moly one is especially good?
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Offline user2154

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Re: buying / importing fuel additives from amazon
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 10:02:36 am »
No particular reason except that this cleaner has good reviews. I don't buy from New Zealand "suppliers" who do not list prices because I know their prices will be high and I don't want to waste my time.

Fishpond is a joke, it's about $22 on Amazon for a pack of four, shipping may be a little extra.

Redex I don't think is available in NZ either. I guess I will google what they sell at Supercheap, they do have quite a range.

Offline the phantom

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Re: buying / importing fuel additives from amazon
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 02:48:22 pm »
also check partsmaster and Repco

there were a few cheap brands at Super Cheap, at least this is a reputable brand https://www.repco.co.nz/en/brands/wynn-s/wynns-complete-fuel-system-cleaner-325ml/p/A1233343


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Offline URS4 Avant

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Re: buying / importing fuel additives from amazon
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 08:40:38 pm »
I have worked in a performance parts shop 'Road and Track' for over ten years. The best fuel system cleaner in terms of customer feed back and personal experience is Redline - Fuel system cleaner. Give that a shot there is not much out there that is better, i would steer clear on winge products.

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Re: buying / importing fuel additives from amazon
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2018, 01:53:02 pm »
I just put a bottle of Redline in the tank and filled it up, early days, will report

bought it through trademe at $29.95, but picked it up from their shop on Great South Road https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1839579069

 I'm also planning a throttle body clean in the next few days, so the "only change one thing at a time" rule will not apply
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