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#1721388 - 12/27/09 02:44 PM Motorkote oil additive
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 2964
Loc: Tennessee
Has anyone used Motorkote oil additive, they see alot of it at truck stops...........
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#1721463 - 12/27/09 04:22 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: CourierDriver]
chad8 Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 1251
Loc: michigan
All motor oil additives do nothing but lighten your wallet. . Just do a search here.

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#1721875 - 12/27/09 11:03 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: chad8]
djlinux64 Offline


Registered: 04/02/09
Posts: 124
Loc: College Park, MD
I have destroyed two camshafts with high anti-wear additive levels over 20,000 miles. Don't do it!!!!! I wish I could erase the thought from your memory somehow. Mark my words. Do not use oil additives!

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#1722273 - 12/28/09 11:57 AM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: djlinux64]
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6068
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None of us can home-brew better motor oil than the oil company chemists can produce to meet any certain price point. Take the cost of ordinary oil plus the magic elixir that you're considering and use that total amount to buy better oil instead. Your engine will thank you years from now.
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#1722371 - 12/28/09 01:17 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: Ken2]
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Registered: 01/06/06
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Ken2, how do you know that the oil companies are giving you the best?
I think you should ask yourself if you honestly believe that the oil companies want to do any good to anything, except their own wallet.
If you believe they do, well then I guess you are living in your own dreamworld.

On the other hand, being skeptical about "snake-oil" sellers, is just healthy, but saying all of them are the same, is just plain stupid, but is very easy to do if you don't have any knowledge.

The problem is to have enough knowledge to make sound thoughts, about what is physical possible, and what is not.

Just my 2 cents.

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#1722559 - 12/28/09 04:45 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: jonny-b]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
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Seeling OTC oil additives in truckstops doesn't mean anything to ordinary motoring joes for (a)owners of truckstops only care for their bottomline profits and not into whether the OTC additives are effective as they promised or not; (b)most OTC additives of all sorts, with the known FI cleaners such as Regaine, etc. all others are pretty weak or of no benefits but to make your wallet lighter as a result.

Most of these OTC additives harvest seller's FUD and also placebo effects and nothing gets done but psycological effects indeed.

As much as most "self-righteous" posters on the board about avg. joes/small additives companies vs major "evil" oil companies and also the capitalistic profits and such, major oil companies have something that smaller companies don't and that is gigantic R&D capability and testing facilities to make their product compliant to manufacturer and satisfy their needs.

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#1722669 - 12/28/09 06:51 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: Quest]
Ken2 Offline


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Jonny,
I'm saying that for competitive reasons the oil companies put out the best product at a certain price point. Would I rather have SuperTech oil plus Motorkote, or for about the same total price Mobil 1, or Royal Purple, or any other premium oil??? I'd choose the premium oil.
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#1723020 - 12/29/09 12:32 AM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: Ken2]
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crackmeup I love the responses.
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#1723237 - 12/29/09 09:32 AM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: postjeeprcr]
jonny-b Offline


Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: Norway
Ken2,
I would have chosen the RP AND the Motorkote(at least one time, to see what it's all about).

This is an additive that I would like to hear about, after being BITOG-tested by a BITOGER.

If testing is positive, great, and something to consider.

If negative, then it's not worth thinking of it, anymore.

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#1724443 - 12/30/09 06:07 AM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: jonny-b]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 6860
Loc: Rochester NY
Courier Driver, how much was the MotorKote and what size bottle did it come in?...If I saw a bottle of MotorKote on a discount table for a dollar, I might try it! I recently bought a bunch of $1.00 items at PepBoys on a discount table. One of the items was Valvoline SynPower Oil Treatment(VSOT). Prior to that, I bought some Street Legal Oil Boost(SLOB) for a dollar at BigLots. Both the VSOT & SLOB were at one time held in high reguard here at BITOG. I know that most of these products are snake oil but for a buck, I'll try it! I wouldn't spend $15, $20 or $30 dollars/bottle for it.
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#1724475 - 12/30/09 07:00 AM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: Char Baby]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 20752
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Courier Driver, how much was the MotorKote and what size bottle did it come in?...If I saw a bottle of MotorKote on a discount table for a dollar, I might try it! I recently bought a bunch of $1.00 items at PepBoys on a discount table. One of the items was Valvoline SynPower Oil Treatment(VSOT). Prior to that, I bought some Street Legal Oil Boost(SLOB) for a dollar at BigLots. Both the VSOT & SLOB were at one time held in high reguard here at BITOG. I know that most of these products are snake oil but for a buck, I'll try it! I wouldn't spend $15, $20 or $30 dollars/bottle for it.


Actually VSOT is pretty good, and I'm no fan of Valvoline products. Just curious how long ago did you buy it for $1/bottle? I loaded up on it a few years back for $1.49/bottle IIRC.
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#1724821 - 12/30/09 11:57 AM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: demarpaint]
severach Offline


Registered: 02/04/08
Posts: 617
Loc: MI or LA
While I like what I see with Motorkote on the Timken bearing tester I don't use it much any more because differences, if there were any, were too hard to observe.

I don't run fleets of test and control engines to see if MK can extend engine service life.

I don't run engines out of oil often enough to see if MK can preserve dry bearing surfaces.

I don't monitor oil temperatures to see if MK lowers it.

So I risk breaking the bearing tester before I risk breaking the oil film. What does that get me when engines already last as long as they do?

Given the unsubstantiated rumor that MK is a chlorine based lubricant that is sensitive to heat and contaminants I use it in low heat low contaminate areas. I still use MK in axle grease, differentials, compressor crankcases, and manual transmissions. Manual transmissions are the only place where I've seen a substantial improvement using MK. Pushing through the synchros is much smoother.

Due to problems I no longer use MK in automatic transmissions.

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#1724981 - 12/30/09 01:41 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: demarpaint]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 6860
Loc: Rochester NY
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Courier Driver, how much was the MotorKote and what size bottle did it come in?...If I saw a bottle of MotorKote on a discount table for a dollar, I might try it! I recently bought a bunch of $1.00 items at PepBoys on a discount table. One of the items was Valvoline SynPower Oil Treatment(VSOT). Prior to that, I bought some Street Legal Oil Boost(SLOB) for a dollar at BigLots. Both the VSOT & SLOB were at one time held in high reguard here at BITOG. I know that most of these products are snake oil but for a buck, I'll try it! I wouldn't spend $15, $20 or $30 dollars/bottle for it.


Actually VSOT is pretty good, and I'm no fan of Valvoline products. Just curious how long ago did you buy it for $1/bottle? I loaded up on it a few years back for $1.49/bottle IIRC.


Probably longer ago than I realize(a year ago or so) but, the VSOT was purchaced in June 09
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#1725187 - 12/30/09 04:23 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: Char Baby]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 2964
Loc: Tennessee
Motorkote is 29 bucks a qt at truckstops and 20 bucks for 10 oz at Meyers stores up north. Add 10 oz to a 5 qt engine. You can find it at the Flying J trkstops and the TA travel centers
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#1725285 - 12/30/09 05:34 PM Re: Motorkote oil additive [Re: chad8]
chevrofreak Offline


Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 4899
Loc: Billings, MT
Originally Posted By: chad8
All motor oil additives do nothing but lighten your wallet. . Just do a search here.


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