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#1012423 - 10/18/07 05:38 AM Decided to try Tufoil.....
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2133
Loc: Massachusetts
All the hype as the "Guinness Book of World record for the slipperiest oil additive" sucked me in and decided to dump the whole 8oz bottle of Tufoil with 5 qts of PP 5w30.

So far I am impressed. I have a Lexus with 22k miles and the cabin is quiet to begin with but Tufoil has really had a smoothing effect of the engine and has quieted the slight lifter tick and valve train.

I am getting a combined 25mpg according to the on board display. The most I had been getting before Tufoil was 23.8.

Cant wait for the 5k oil change so i can get a UOA and see how Tufoil affected the engine. I am presuming a quieter valve train and smoother acceleration cant be a bad thing when it comes to wear but we'll see in a few months.

Deven
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#1012424 - 10/18/07 05:58 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
I'd like to see those results! Please post that UOA.
Now all you have to do is wait for people to post how silly you are to use that stuff, and how the engine is not quieter, and your mileage did not improve!

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#1012425 - 10/18/07 06:11 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: mechtech2]
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#1012426 - 10/18/07 06:51 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: mechtech2]
deven Offline


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Posts: 2133
Loc: Massachusetts
Quote:

I'd like to see those results! Please post that UOA.
Now all you have to do is wait for people to post how silly you are to use that stuff, and how the engine is not quieter, and your mileage did not improve!




Lol...The placebo effect, well I let my father borrow my car last week and even he mentioned how much smoother the car felt so I am not alone but he has only driven my car maybe 5 or 6 times.

The mpg, I am not the one calculating it but the car's on board computer is and my driving habits/conditions havent changed a bit since using Tufoil. To be honest, I can care less about the increase because this stuff is expensive, about $12/bottle so in the end is more expensive. The thing i care about is its ability to cut the vibration in the engine.

I knew i am going to be flamed for this but I wanted to let people know about my experience. I will definately post a UOA in about 3k miles probably around January.
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#1012427 - 10/18/07 07:24 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
BrianWC Offline


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I merely urge you to research why they list the ingredient as PTFE and not teflon.
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#1012428 - 10/18/07 07:34 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: BrianWC]
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I think I know why. Dupont had a copyright on the Teflon name and all these people were coming out with these PTFE containing products and saying that their products contained Teflon. Dupont came out with some sort of statement that Teflon had no beneficial effect in a car or truck engine. I think they kind of implied they might sue also anybody misusing their copyrighted name Teflon. So people who put PTFE in products now say that their products contain PTFE rather than Teflon.

I tried Tufoil also. I had a used Toyota station wagon car that ran good but clattered a little on start on. The Tufoil seemed to stop the clatter. So I thought Tufoil worked. It never occurred to me that if I had put 20W50 oil in the engine (during warm weather) the clatter probably would have gone away with less cost.

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#1012429 - 10/18/07 09:42 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Mystic]
BrianWC Offline


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Bingo. Teflon is a trade name and Dupont wouldn't allow its use since it was in no way proven that PTFE was of benefit. I trust Dupont more than I do the "geniuses" behind Tufoil and Slick50.
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#1012430 - 10/18/07 01:24 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: BrianWC]
Lonnie Offline


Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 2304
Loc: Los Angles, CA
If Dupont though there was a ligitimate buck in it they would package PTFE's as a product to sell to additive makers but they do just the opposite. Is there a message here?

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#1012431 - 10/18/07 02:40 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
POM Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Norway
I support and agree with you Deven!
I have used Tufoil my self for over a year now in both my cars. I have the same experience as you, less engine noise, some reduction in fuel consumption. I also added Tufoil in the transmission oil (manual gearbox) on one of the cars that had a tricky gear shift (from 1 to 2 gear), now it feels like I have got a new gearbox!
Tufoil has been on the marked for about 25 years so I don’t think it is a “bad product”.
This is more that placebo, I will urge the sceptics to try Tufoil them self (it is not dangerous).
The PTFE/Teflon amount in Tufoil is also very small (1-5 weight%), it is more Molybdenum than PTFE/Teflon in Tufoil.

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#1012432 - 10/18/07 06:16 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: POM]
BrianWC Offline


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Loc: Louisiana
If it's moly, there are much cheaper ways to get moly into your motor than with tufoil...like...say...how about with motor oil?
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#1012433 - 10/18/07 07:45 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: BrianWC]
surfstar Offline


Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4357
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
If I had a beater and not a daily driver, I'd be tempted to try some of these "other" oil additives that come up on BITOG with positive commments. But for now I'll stick with ARX or none, as I don't want to fix my car 'till its broke.

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#1012434 - 10/18/07 09:35 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: surfstar]
Mystic Offline


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Posts: 7475
Loc: Colorado
It seemed like in the past there was always somebody coming out with some 'miracle' oil supplement to increase fuel mileage, reduce friction in an engine, even supposedly rebuild an engine while a person drove. I think some of these people maybe had the right idea-for example, there was at least one moly containing additive. But their chemistry was not up to the task.

I have a pretty small list of additives that I will use anymore. At the top of that list is Auto-RX. It really did seem to work for me and lots of other guys at this site have used Auto-RX with positive results. It was even tested. There is not a whole lot of other stuff that I will put into motor oil. I still have some faith in Lubegard products but I have not used any for quite a while.

A lot of modern motor oils already have moly and in chemical combinations that actually work. So why buy some addtive that has moly? If you want a lot of moly in your engine buy Redline motor oil.

I will grant you that the makers of Tufoil have never been fined by the FTC to the best of my knowledge. Maybe this means that their products work. Maybe it means they are too low on the radar screen to even get noticed. I have a gun video where Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat does mention Tufoil for guns. Maybe there is value in some Tufoil products. It would require expensive testing to find out.

Personally I don't like the idea of dumping PTFE into an engine. For that matter, I don't like the idea of dumping moly or graphite into an engine unless it is properly chemically formulated. As mentioned you can already get moly in regular motor oil. You can get a lot of moly in Redline motor oil. PTFE may be useful in some things like in grease and for guns, etc. But I don't want the stuff in my engine.

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#1012435 - 10/18/07 11:42 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Mystic]
Tempest Offline


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Posts: 10464
Loc: Las Vegas NV
As can be seen from the MSDS, the primary ingredient is CAS #64741-88-4, or a group I oil. The second is VII (to make your oil thick and "quiet") and third is some PAO. So based on the % given we know that at LEAST 75% of the product is nothing that cannot be found in other motor oils.

The other items, one can debate their effectivness (and Bruce and Mola are about the only ones that would really have a clue), but I'd say you just ruined some good PP.
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#1012436 - 10/19/07 12:08 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Tempest]
TurboJim Offline


Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 829
Loc: Oregon
If you stopped usings Tufoil would the lifter tick return and your gas mileage drop to what it had been before?

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#1012437 - 10/19/07 01:44 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Tempest]
POM Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Norway
I think the primary ingredient in Coca Cola is in fact water but we still buy it don’t we?
Does Cocoa Cola taste like water because of the primary ingredient?

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#1012438 - 10/19/07 06:16 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: POM]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2133
Loc: Massachusetts
Thanks for all the good comments and reply. I am only using tufoil for 1 oil change. I might use it next oil change too just to give it some continuity and see what kind of trending I get. Using tufoil for 2 oil changes probably wont kill the engine and reduce its longevity by much. This car is also a company car and they usually retire all the fleet cars by 100k miles so I am not really worried. This is purely an experiment for the BITOG crowd and something to add to the archives on the board.

Lastly, adding 8oz of Tufoil to 5qts of PP dilutes it a lot so I am not worried about it being 50% Grp I oil. I will admit that I am a Moly guy and seeing that a whole bottle had over 2000ppm of moly, closed the deal on me trying it. In 2-3 months we'll see what the results are.

Thanks for all the replies. Cheers.

Deven
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#1012439 - 10/19/07 10:04 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
unDummy Offline


Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 8756
Loc: RI
A UOA needs comparison. Without a non-tufoil UOA before or after, data is meaningless, unless wear is totally excessive across the board.

Placebo effect? I guess that I'll save the above picture for EVERY product mentioned here, whether a sponsor or not.

BTW, Tufoil has the same effects in engines that I've thrown it in. Quiter, smoother, and better MPG is typical for it.

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#1012440 - 10/19/07 08:40 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: unDummy]
Curtis Newton Offline


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Posts: 650
Loc: Colorado
I will have a UOA in about 2 months from my wife's RX330. I decided to try Tufoil out and see if I could tell any difference. I have previous UOAs with Mobil 1 EP 5W30 and am now running Pennzoil Platinum 5W30, so it will be interesting to see what things look like.
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#1012441 - 10/20/07 04:33 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: unDummy]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2133
Loc: Massachusetts
Quote:

A UOA needs comparison. Without a non-tufoil UOA before or after, data is meaningless, unless wear is totally excessive across the board.

Placebo effect? I guess that I'll save the above picture for EVERY product mentioned here, whether a sponsor or not.

BTW, Tufoil has the same effects in engines that I've thrown it in. Quiter, smoother, and better MPG is typical for it.




I have 3 uoa's in the UOA section without tufoil. The first one was with M1 EP 5w30 and the other 2 were with Pennzoil 5w30 dino. This is the reason why I am anxious to get a uoa with PP and Tufoil...

Curtis, I'll be looking for your UOA since we both have the same exact engine. It'll be interesting to evaluate both our UOA's. I am actually willing to pay extra for Terry Dysons interpretations too. This way I dont leave any stones unturned. See what BITOG does to me......lol

Cheers,
Deven
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#1012442 - 10/21/07 12:42 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: unDummy]
TurboJim Offline


Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 829
Loc: Oregon
Quote:

BTW, Tufoil has the same effects in engines that I've thrown it in. Quiter, smoother, and better MPG is typical for it.




How quickly are you seeing these results with Tufoil?

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#1012443 - 10/21/07 04:10 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: TurboJim]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2133
Loc: Massachusetts
Quote:

Quote:

BTW, Tufoil has the same effects in engines that I've thrown it in. Quiter, smoother, and better MPG is typical for it.




How quickly are you seeing these results with Tufoil?




Dont know about undummy but for me I saw the results right after i poured it in. I actually had to lower the volume on the radio because it felt too loud. The better fuel economy is not much but I've been getting an extra 15-20miles per tank with similar driving habits before.
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#1012444 - 10/21/07 04:33 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5214
Loc: New York
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?

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#1012445 - 10/21/07 09:56 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: pbm]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
pbm - The synchros won't grab as well with the Tufoil. If they do, it isn't doing anything.
The apparent smoothness is because of possible less friction in sliding and rotating parts.

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#1012446 - 10/22/07 10:18 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: mechtech2]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5214
Loc: New York
Mechtech2: Thanks for the feedback. Could you give me a brief explanation of 'synchros' and what they do.

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#1012447 - 10/23/07 03:36 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: mechtech2]
deven Offline


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Posts: 2133
Loc: Massachusetts
Quote:

pbm - The synchros won't grab as well with the Tufoil. If they do, it isn't doing anything.
The apparent smoothness is because of possible less friction in sliding and rotating parts.




Isnt less friction in sliding and rotating parts a good thing??
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#1012448 - 10/23/07 06:01 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
pbm Offline


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Posts: 5214
Loc: New York
Quote:

Quote:

pbm - The synchros won't grab as well with the Tufoil. If they do, it isn't doing anything.
The apparent smoothness is because of possible less friction in sliding and rotating parts.




Isnt less friction in sliding and rotating parts a good thing??




That's what I thought. This is a bit confusing.

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#1012449 - 10/23/07 09:07 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: pbm]
Tempest Offline


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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/transmission.htm
The synchros have to have "grab" in order to match gear speeds when changing gears.
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#1012450 - 10/24/07 02:23 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Tempest]
jonny-b Offline


Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: Norway
Interesting to find out that B&S have started to use teflon... http://www.briggsandstratton.com/display/router.asp?DocID=98789

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#1012451 - 10/24/07 02:31 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: jonny-b]
TurboJim Offline


Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 829
Loc: Oregon
What kind of proces is used that would keep Teflon / PFTE from breaking down on these parts like it does over time on frying pans?

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#1012452 - 10/24/07 02:24 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: TurboJim]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
Synchros are synchronizers - they physically need to grab another part as they spin, to get it to the same speed as it is, so the next gear can be engaged.
There are bearings, gears, shifter mechanisms, and other parts in the tranny, however. They LIKE a slick oil, but the synchros work better with more friction.

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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: ]
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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]
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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


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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]
deven Offline


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 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]
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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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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


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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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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


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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]
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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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#3412448 - 07/02/14 11:03 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: honkeydog]
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None of which are statistics about Tufoil of course.

Wow, according to their FAQ, Tufoil can even cure a warped block. Amazing!

Originally Posted By: honkeydog
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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#3412656 - 07/02/14 03:14 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
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went to guinness book of world records to read about tufoil being the slipperiest. no such thing exists in Guinness. try the hand on the valve cover trick...lol


Edited by boxcartommie22 (07/02/14 03:17 PM)
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#3414350 - 07/04/14 10:21 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
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Maybe not statics but good ole facts. You can skew statics any way you want(example look at Obama!) if you are ever in or near San Antonio, Texas I can arrange a meeting for you and my Honda to check out what I am saying for yourself.

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#3414446 - 07/04/14 12:03 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
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I believe this additive works! as I do archoil and lubegard. obama would tell everyone that sand is a great oil additive...lol.. and all the uniformed and stupid would believe him..


Edited by boxcartommie22 (07/04/14 12:05 PM)
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#3414607 - 07/04/14 03:14 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Mystic]
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Originally Posted By: Mystic


I have a pretty small list of additives that I will use anymore. At the top of that list is Auto-RX. It really did seem to work for me and lots of other guys at this site have used Auto-RX with positive results. It was even tested. There is not a whole lot of other stuff that I will put into motor oil. I still have some faith in Lubegard products but I have not used any for quite a while.

One of the many posts that steered me into using it.


Edited by Trajan (07/04/14 03:18 PM)
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#3414934 - 07/04/14 11:51 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Trajan]
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This post is about Tufoil Trajan. And you forgot to include that I stopped using Auto-RX years ago and I gave my last two bottles away to another guy here at bobistheoilguy.com.

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#3415077 - 07/05/14 08:22 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: honkeydog]
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Loc: Upper Midwest
I don't see any "good ole" facts about it in your post either. Longevity? It's a Honda. What correlations do you see between the additive and your driving success? Even if I did come there, what would I see that would show me that Tufoil was effective?

And Texas? It says you live in Thailand. Which is it?

Originally Posted By: honkeydog
Maybe not statics but good ole facts. You can skew statics any way you want(example look at Obama!) if you are ever in or near San Antonio, Texas I can arrange a meeting for you and my Honda to check out what I am saying for yourself.
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1994 BMW 530i, 189K
1996 Honda Accord, 203K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 304K
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#3428755 - 07/18/14 08:37 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
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That was a busting.
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#3428909 - 07/18/14 11:24 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: Rosetta]
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I don't see why anybody, if they are in Texas, needs to say they are in Thailand. Seems to me if you are in Texas and you just say Texas, Texas is plenty large.

Anyway, the post was about Tufoil and I stopped using Tufoil several years ago. Tufoil seemed to help a used Toyota Corolla station wagon I used to own. It ran good but it rattled a little on start up and the Tufoil seemed to stop that. I probably would have been as well off if I had just used some cheap 20W50 oil (in the summertime). Tufoil was thick stuff.

I was willing to try Tufoil because even Popular Mechanics Magazine had a positive article about it.

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#3432029 - 07/22/14 08:57 AM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
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Loc: MA.
Many years ago I had a Ford Escort that had a real tired motor it was real hard starting due to low compression and when it would start it would rattle and shake something terrible esp in the winter. For kicks I tried Tufoil and it made a world of difference it started much quicker and the engine made little noise I drove that car for two more years with Tufoil added every oil change and I felt it was worth it.

In 1995 a friend owned a Nissan Hardbody pick up that had about 90,000 hard miles on it he owned it since new and he was not good about taking care of it he would let his oil changes go way too long and did not care so much about general maintenance. The truck developed this loud "knock" that we had no idea what it was but it did not seem to go away so for kicks we added 8oz of Tufoil a few days later he came by and said listen! .. The Knock was gone! .. He drove that truck for 9 more years and 312,000 miles adding Tufoil every oil change.

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#3432647 - 07/22/14 07:30 PM Re: Decided to try Tufoil..... [Re: deven]
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Hmm, Many years ago I had a Volvo and I treid this product, I feel that it helped the main bearings to go bad at 85,000.

SNAKE OIL!

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