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#1076592 - 01/31/08 07:58 PM Rislone engine treatment
98zq8 Offline


Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 3
Loc: mass
Been searching the site for a while and I'm surprised to not find any info or opinions on Rislone engine treatment(yellow bottle). Just wondering what peoples experience has been with this product.

I used it back in the day in an 80 Z28 for 10's of thousands of miles and was very happy with the cleanliness of the engine when disassembled on two occasions for cam, manifold and other changes from 70 to 130thousand miles. Not sure if frequent oil changes or Rislone was biggest factor in that. This motor still runs good and is clean at 170k after being run hard for many years. Anyway, any comments on the stuff?

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#1076603 - 01/31/08 08:16 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: 98zq8]
55Test Offline


Registered: 09/22/04
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I've used it a few times, hard to tell if it did anything in my case, never took off the valvecovers or anything like that but it sure didn't damage anything as some people would have you believe.
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#1076605 - 01/31/08 08:22 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: 55Test]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
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Loc: Port Orange, Florida
I used it when I was young on older higher milelage cars, with no noticable results. If you were attempting to clean the insides cheapy, I would consider Marvel mystery oil, I have only heard good things about it firsthand from what I deem knowledge no nonsense people. I have tried it but without any noticable difference, but trust it more than Rislone. If you want a old car to perk up try, Restore, I used it in a high mileage Cadillac and there was a noticable difference.
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#1076626 - 01/31/08 09:02 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Panzerman]
98zq8 Offline


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Loc: mass
Makes sense that results would not be very obvious with Rislone since it is intended to be a long term cleaning product and not a quick rinse.

I an intrigued with the Restore product. I've always been afraid to try that but have heard great reviews.

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#1076726 - 02/01/08 12:53 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: 98zq8]
dwendt44 Offline


Registered: 05/17/06
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The original Rislone, the large bottle, was/is basically kerosene.

The concentrate is solvent based.
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#1076902 - 02/01/08 10:25 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: dwendt44]
Gary Allan Offline


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Engine treatment MSDS
Oil treatment MSDS

Rislone products ...click on "more info".
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#1077193 - 02/01/08 06:35 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: dwendt44]
cparksjr Offline


Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 36
Loc: Michigan
Nope, Rislone is not, and never has been Kerosene. Many Engine Flush type products are though. Both the Rislone quart and the concentrate is very similar, just with a different amount of carrier oil. This product is designed to be a cleaner over time, not instant like a flush. It does a good job.
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#1077320 - 02/01/08 10:14 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: cparksjr]
dwendt44 Offline


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Loc: Central Wisconsin
Back when Shaler's own the brand, kerosene was the main ingredient. It was made about 10 miles from me.
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#1078033 - 02/03/08 05:54 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Panzerman]
Gillsy Offline


Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 256
Loc: Owego, New York
 Originally Posted By: Panzerman
I used it when I was young on older higher milelage cars, with no noticable results. If you were attempting to clean the insides cheapy, I would consider Marvel mystery oil, I have only heard good things about it firsthand from what I deem knowledge no nonsense people. I have tried it but without any noticable difference, but trust it more than Rislone. If you want a old car to perk up try, Restore, I used it in a high mileage Cadillac and there was a noticable difference.
I have used Restore in many different engines. What you notice depends on the condition of the engine. For example a 2000 Buick 3800 with 130,000 miles, no difference noted. Dodge Durango 4.7 ltr with 50,000. The Durango had an idle that was a little shaky that I couldn't cure with cleaners, and tune up. Restore gave me a smooth idle. I figure it was due to uneven power pulses due to uneven compression. I think it's a wonderful product, and I haven't heard of any negative effects.
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#1090725 - 02/21/08 07:24 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Gillsy]
posty Offline


Registered: 10/02/07
Posts: 212
Loc: NY
any one else .

i too am interested in trying this.

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#1093661 - 02/26/08 08:23 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Gary Allan]
Big O Dave Offline


Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 1414
Loc: The New State of Central Calif...
 Originally Posted By: Gary Allan
Engine treatment MSDS
Oil treatment MSDS

Rislone products ...click on "more info".


The description of the Oil Treatment sounds remarkably similar to ARX and LC:

"These deposits are gradually removed and held in suspension until they are trapped in the filter or removed with the next oil change.

Rislone Engine Treatment gradually dissolves and removes harmful deposits of varnish, sludge and gum from the internal metal parts without plugging oil passages. "

Hmmm...
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#1093749 - 02/26/08 10:49 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Big O Dave]
Dyoel182 Offline


Registered: 07/23/05
Posts: 1346
Loc: Texas
Interesting. I may give it a try when I'm out of ARX to ration.

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#1093797 - 02/26/08 11:54 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: cparksjr]
BrianWC Offline


Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 6887
Loc: Louisiana
 Originally Posted By: cparksjr
Nope, Rislone is not, and never has been Kerosene. Many Engine Flush type products are though. Both the Rislone quart and the concentrate is very similar, just with a different amount of carrier oil. This product is designed to be a cleaner over time, not instant like a flush. It does a good job.


My question is what is the carrier oil carrying? I realize MSDS's don't give the whole picture but it seems to be a thin oil with a small amount of a motor oil additive pack. Please, I don't mean to sound confrontational. Guessing what is in Rislone has been a preoccupation of this board for 6 years now.
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#1094566 - 02/27/08 10:35 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: BrianWC]
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
N-Butyl Acetate CAS 123-86-4

Severely Hydrotreated Petroleum Oil
Additive Mixture Containing Compounds of Ca, Zn, S, P, N, Mg, Na
Olefin Copolymer-Viscosity Improver
Upper Cylinder Treatment Additive
64742-65-0
N/A Mixture
N/A Mixture
123-86-4
5mg/m
5mg/m
5mg/m
N/A
5mg/m
5mg/m
5mg/m
N/A
80-85
<10
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#1094987 - 02/27/08 08:32 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Gary Allan]
BrianWC Offline


Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 6887
Loc: Louisiana
Good to know. At least it's not JUST a light oil with additives like once feared. What's the "method of action?"
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