Originally Posted by SC2150
4. The carbon deposits on the piston tops and combustion chambers has a negative effect on the burn pattern and quench area's also resulting in a degradation of power/economy over time.
Plus, these deposits create hot spots on the piston tops that will cause detonation.
Why in the hell does every single top tier gas have additives in it to "reduce harmful engine deposits" you've all seen the commercials.
This catch can argument is getting silly. Tracy has shown you photographic proof as to why they are beneficial. All we get for counter arguments is "so and so told me I don't need one".
I'm not trying to sell anyone anything. But I'll sit down with any of these so called experts anytime and debate this issue, and shit all over any possible reasons they can come up with.
Your car will not explode without one. but for what it does, it is well worth the money.