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#1012453 - 10/30/07 06:25 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: mechtech2]
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I haven't posted here in a long time (deployed).
I used Tufoil for around seven years with great results.
Those results being improved gas mileage, quieter engine noise, smoother running engine, quicker throttle response, etc.

I spoke of these things last winter here, and was kicked in the teeth for several weeks about it.

I looked up what NASA had to say about PTFE. NASA found that PTFE had a tendency to build up in the tiniest of oil passages which would eventually block oil flow.

So I quit using Tufoil in my engines. I use only Amsoil 5W40 Euro formula.

I do use Tufoil in my gearboxes and differentials. Using a synthetic gear oil with Tufoil is like taking 500 lbs out of your trunk. Smooths out the shifter, too. The entire drivetrain becomes silky smooth.

I did experience one problem with Tufoil when I had installed it in my '02 Volvo XC-70. I lost power. The engine would rev right past the power band and into the red kicking on the rev limiter. I had trouble getting around on the freeways because of this phenomena. So I removed the oil with Tufoil and replaced it with Havoline petro with Auto Rx and cleaned it all out. Then I installed Amsoil 5W40 Euro with no additives and the car now runs strong as ----.


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#1012454 - 10/30/07 07:42 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: ]
georgeyew Offline


Registered: 01/20/05
Posts: 80
Loc: VA
I sent in a sample of Tufoil into Blackstone for analyis a while back. Here is the link:

http://theoildrop.server101.com/forums/s...true#Post474712

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#1037383 - 11/29/07 11:29 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: pbm]
BrianWC Offline


Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 6873
Loc: Louisiana
 Originally Posted By: pbm
I was thinking of adding Tufoil to my Rangers manual gearbox which spec's Mercon just because I have it and I don't want to put it in my motor. Does anybody see any harm in this? Will it mix with the ATF OK ? I remember reading years ago that SAAB owners were swearing that it made their
manual gearboxes much smoother. Whay say you all?


Only thing that made my saab MT run better was thinner oil.
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#1080477 - 02/06/08 12:39 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: BrianWC]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2246
Loc: Massachusetts
Well to kinda bring this thread full circle here is the UOA with Tufoil that I was talking about when I started this thread.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1080472#Post1080472
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#1080602 - 02/06/08 02:57 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
DmanWho Offline


Registered: 07/26/07
Posts: 578
Loc: Oregon
Thanks for doing the UOA deven.
I've always been curious about Tufoil, and now there's finally some real data... - Tufoil VOA & UOA.
Sorry again, for my asinine comments in your UOA post.

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#1080699 - 02/06/08 05:21 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: DmanWho]
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Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2246
Loc: Massachusetts
 Originally Posted By: DmanWho
Thanks for doing the UOA deven.
I've always been curious about Tufoil, and now there's finally some real data... - Tufoil VOA & UOA.
Sorry again, for my asinine comments in your UOA post.


Not a problem Dmanwho and your comments were welcome in my UOA thread. Not asinine at all, its the way we all learn on this board. Thanks again,

Deven
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#1080729 - 02/06/08 05:55 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
DmanWho Offline


Registered: 07/26/07
Posts: 578
Loc: Oregon
I wasn't even near the computer, when the realization of the error I had posted, "came to me." In the UOA thread, of all places! It can get pretty brutal in there!

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#1080771 - 02/06/08 07:13 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: DmanWho]
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Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2246
Loc: Massachusetts
There is only one way to learn and dont be intimidated by others Dmanwho!
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#1080840 - 02/06/08 09:10 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
DmanWho Offline


Registered: 07/26/07
Posts: 578
Loc: Oregon
Your UOA has really peaked my interest in Tufoil.
I need to find out about any possible conflicts, using it in conjunction with my Auto-Rx regime. I don't mean running both products at the same-time, but using 4oz. of the Tufoil, in place of the Auto-Rx, maybe every 3rd or 4th OCI...
During that peak hype period for Slick-50, I swore I'd never use a PTFE product in my engine. I'm not completely "Sold," but I am anxiously awaiting your next UOA w/4oz. of Tufoil. \:\!

Plus, I just found out they discontinued my VSOT! \:\(

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#1082338 - 02/09/08 06:12 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: DmanWho]
Spector Offline


Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 3224
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Don't know if they altered the product since 1992 but I swear this killed my volvo, had to have main bearings replaced at 85,000. The teflon I later learned was not engine friendly but too late. just MO on the product but I swear it is snake oil!

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#1082839 - 02/10/08 12:54 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Spector]
Mamala Bay Offline


Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2024
Loc: USA
I tried Tufoil in the 80's didn't do anything. Looks like it's a new formula today but they still claimed the same thing years ago.

Oils are built better today I can't say if Tufoil is needed, but I'll take a clean engine with good maintenance over an oil additive.

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#1084163 - 02/11/08 08:10 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Mamala Bay]
Curtis Newton Offline


Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 660
Loc: Colorado
I used Tufoil in my wife's 2004 RX330 and in my 2001 A4 (don't have a UOA for it yet). Here is the thread:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...rue#Post1056434
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#1956215 - 07/17/10 05:29 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Curtis Newton]
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3235
Loc: Coney Island, NY
I've use TufOil and find that my engine runs quieter, smoother and cooler. To each their own....but I consistently have used TufOil, (1 ounce per quart of Dino or synthetic), and have not experienced any sludge issues or Catalytic Converter problems but instead increased horsepower and a smoother running engine. I will stick with what works for me.
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#1957186 - 07/18/10 04:19 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: BrianWC]
axjohn Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 475
Loc: SoCal
Originally Posted By: BrianWC
Originally Posted By: pbm


Only thing that made my saab MT run better was thinner oil.


My 1995 Saab 900S with 252,500 miles on the original gearbox LOVES Redline MTL (currently, since I live in a really hot, desert-like climate, I run a 50/50 mix of MTL and MTL-90). Like 'butta'!

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#3412417 - 07/02/14 10:30 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
honkeydog Offline


Registered: 07/02/14
Posts: 2
Loc: Thailand
Here are some stastics about Tuffoil. I bought my 88 Honda Civic new in 87 Started using Tuffoil after around 25,000 miles and have used it religiously since. That is almost 27 years
My civic now has 529,000 original miles. The engine has never had the head off. I still runs strong does not use any oil of any consequences. Winter no A/C i get 35-40 miles a gallon. used up a lot of other parts but motor is still good and strong. I accredit it to Tuffoil. There was a noticeable smoothness in the motor when it was first added. Got so use to it I can not tell a difference anymore. You should give it a try it Does what it says it does, Also used it in My Manual transmission which is original also. Your oil analysis will be good!!!

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