Recent Topics
Changing brake fluid, clutch also?
by Darwin1138
09/30/14 10:20 AM
Low impedance US made multimeter
by JHZR2
09/30/14 09:43 AM
OnStar - Worthwhile?
by Dave Sherman
09/30/14 09:12 AM
Honda Oil Life - how works?
by sasilverbullet
09/30/14 09:02 AM
thinking of selling my escalade ext
by barkingspider
09/30/14 08:01 AM
Now think about it...
by CourierDriver
09/30/14 07:19 AM
Should i add more coolant?
by bowlofturtle
09/30/14 07:03 AM
Speed Bleeders Honda Fit
by Falken
09/30/14 06:35 AM
TGMO too thin?
by BTLew81
09/30/14 06:27 AM
Castrol Edge 5W30 A3/B4
by Shannow
09/30/14 05:34 AM
Some interesting ford charts and commentary
by Shannow
09/30/14 04:59 AM
How long may I use brake fluid after opening it?
by Ayrton
09/30/14 03:46 AM
Newest Members
JoshsCummins, Bushman03, luceze, moog8008, Jay_K
51452 Registered Users
Who's Online
97 registered (901Memphis, 808Soldier, 01rangerxl, 147_Grain, 05LGTLtd, 12 invisible), 1828 Guests and 175 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51452 Members
64 Forums
220016 Topics
3473948 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3313628 - 03/16/14 12:21 PM STP in every tank!
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2133
Loc: California
Just got back from topping up the tank on my DD at Chevron. On the other side of the pump was another fella just pulling up in a Pontiac. Opened the trunk and pulled out of bottle of STP fuel stuff (red bottle). I noticed there about couple dozen bottles of the stuff. Just for kicks I mention "you must really like that stuff". He says he dumps a bottle in every fill. What!... every fill?
He says he's about to hit 200k on the car and the stuff is good stuff since he's never had any gas issues and it still runs like new. He says I should use it all the time. I said "alrighty then".

I'll use Redline or Techron on occasion but a full bottle of any product at every fill...

This guy has to be pulling my chain or do people really do this?

Top
#3313639 - 03/16/14 12:32 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 3057
Loc: Kansas
It's just like I saw a lot of guys putting $2/bottle gas line antifreeze in their tanks this winter...when they are alredy putting in 10% alcohol right out of the nozzle.

Top
#3313640 - 03/16/14 12:35 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
147_Grain Online   content


Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 1286
Loc: USA
FWIW:

I use 2-oz's of Techron or Amsoil P.I. per 10 - 12 gallons as a maintenance dose, plus a 3-oz's of TCW-3 when filling up.

STP is weak stuff, so perhaps a full bottle is needed to equal the higher concentration of Redline, Techron, or Amsoil's P.I.
_________________________
2013 Subaru Outback Limited H6 AWD
2013 Toyota Corolla LE
2012 Toyota Corolla LE
2005 Dodge Neon SXT

Top
#3313644 - 03/16/14 12:36 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 8018
Loc: MN
Did you mention to him what you use?

Did you steer him over to BITOG or ask him if he's one of us??
_________________________
03 GMC Sierra 4x4 200k, M1 TDT
00 Saturn SL2 89 YO Lady Car. 79k Miles! PU
98 Saturn SC2 "Red Hot" PYB + LubeGard + Kreen
97 Camry 207k Maxlife


Top
#3313665 - 03/16/14 12:51 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13495
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Errtt
Just got back from topping up the tank on my DD at Chevron. On the other side of the pump was another fella just pulling up in a Pontiac. Opened the trunk and pulled out of bottle of STP fuel stuff (red bottle). I noticed there about couple dozen bottles of the stuff. Just for kicks I mention "you must really like that stuff". He says he dumps a bottle in every fill. What!... every fill?
He says he's about to hit 200k on the car and the stuff is good stuff since he's never had any gas issues and it still runs like new. He says I should use it all the time. I said "alrighty then".

I'll use Redline or Techron on occasion but a full bottle of any product at every fill...

This guy has to be pulling my chain or do people really do this?


The "STP myth" is similar to the "MMO myth".
_________________________
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

Top
#3313669 - 03/16/14 12:54 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
901Memphis Online   content


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 5641
Loc: Northern Kentucky
STP has a proprietary blend of ingredients but doesn't contain the powerful solvents in Techron or Gumout all in one. I can imagine it requires a bottle every fill up to achieve anything.
_________________________
1999 Ford Taurus 145k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 102k - PU 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

Top
#3313737 - 03/16/14 01:30 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
djb Offline


Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 476
Loc: Maryland
Great marketing. They have a revenue stream for life.. or at least until it's time to figure out "STP electric charge treatment".

Top
#3313751 - 03/16/14 01:38 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 1717
Loc: MTL, CANADA
I have used the occasional additive in gas for kicks. My car runs like new too..and i highly doubt if i didnt use any that it would affect whether it runs like new or not.
_________________________
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 125,000 miles
50/50 Redline/Pennz Plat 5w30/ Fram TG filter
Next: M1 EP 0w20 & TRD filter


Top
#3313753 - 03/16/14 01:39 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13495
Loc: Upstate NY
We use to call it Studebaker Testing Products.
_________________________
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

Top
#3313787 - 03/16/14 02:01 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3339
Loc: USA
Must be a Richard Petty fan.Remember,Petty retired driving a G body Pontiac Grand Prix....

Top
#3313858 - 03/16/14 03:01 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Donald]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11365
Loc: apple valley, ca
Originally Posted By: Donald
We use to call it Studebaker Testing Products.
studebaker recomended a bottle of stp goo with every oil change. Had a sticker on the valvecover
_________________________
02 Wrangler super-s 1030
87 F250 Diesel proline 1540
04 Tahoe super-s 530
Z400 maxima 2050
KLR250 Maxima 1040
Polaris Trailblazer delo 5w40

Top
#3313873 - 03/16/14 03:14 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
Number21 Offline


Registered: 10/23/13
Posts: 230
Loc: OR
Originally Posted By: Errtt
He says he's about to hit 200k on the car and the stuff is good stuff since he's never had any gas issues and it still runs like new. He says I should use it all the time.

Sounds just like all the people who think they need to keep adding a quart of ATF to their diesel fuel tank. "My brother's friend's cousin used to do this forever and his engine never blew up" so of course everybody else should do the same.

What they don't seem to realize is, your engine should not blow up on a regular basis whether you use the snake oil products or not. Imagine all the money this guy has spent over 200k on STP. He could most likely afford to fix any possible problem with his car if he just put that money into a savings account.

My motto is "people are stupid". I've yet to be proven wrong.

Top
#3313877 - 03/16/14 03:21 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
steveh Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 703
Loc: wisconsin
It does a better job of cleaning out your wallet!!

Top
#3313909 - 03/16/14 03:52 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Turk]
Errtt Offline


Registered: 11/14/10
Posts: 2133
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Turk
Did you mention to him what you use?

Did you steer him over to BITOG or ask him if he's one of us??



No I didn't - he had several bottles in a box in his trunk. I could see all the about 1/4 or so tops of all the bottles. Took 1 bottle out, shook it well and poured it in the tank, then did his filling. Seemed proud (cracked a smile) dumping it in the tank. Had a rag in one hand I guess for spill, but he didn't need the rag and put it back in the box.
I was thinking "he's going to give me the empty bottle so I would stop at a auto store to get this magical stuff, or maybe hope I offer some bucks to buy one on the spot".
I should have told him I use two bottles every fill so my car will run twice as long as his. Three bottles if I'm feeling naughty.

Top
#3313910 - 03/16/14 03:53 PM Re: STP in every tank! [Re: Errtt]
JDW Online   content


Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 452
Loc: South
I run seafoam through my DD every 6 months.
_________________________
Ford's & Wix filter's Amsoil 5W-30 SS
96 TBird Best E/T 11.97@120




Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >