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#3390439 - 06/06/14 07:54 AM Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity?
car5car Offline


Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 2
Loc: FL
Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity?
http://www.lucasoil.com/products/display...il%20Stabilizer

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#3390445 - 06/06/14 08:02 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: car5car]
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Given that it's viscosity at 100C is about 10 times the viscosity of the oil that you are adding it to, you betcha it increases viscosity

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#3390471 - 06/06/14 08:44 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: car5car]
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Registered: 04/09/08
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It's a super heavy, detergentless oil. It serves two purposes:
1) Dilutes additive of your oil, thus making it less effective
2) Makes the oil heavier.
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#3390488 - 06/06/14 09:09 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: Miller88]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 16067
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Miller88
It's a super heavy, detergentless oil. It serves two purposes:
1) Dilutes additive of your oil, thus making it less effective
2) Makes the oil heavier.


Their demo gizmo amuses you while waiting for parts.
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#3390495 - 06/06/14 09:20 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: car5car]
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You aren't considering pouring that stuff in your engine, are you?
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#3390525 - 06/06/14 09:55 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: Miller88]
29662 Offline


Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: sc/fl
Originally Posted By: Miller88
It's a super heavy, detergentless oil. It serves two purposes:
1) Dilutes additive of your oil, thus making it less effective
2) Makes the oil heavier.


I'll add a third to that:

3) It lighten's your wallet.

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#3390553 - 06/06/14 10:30 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: 29662]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 10178
Loc: Onondaga County
Originally Posted By: 29662
Originally Posted By: Miller88
It's a super heavy, detergentless oil. It serves two purposes:
1) Dilutes additive of your oil, thus making it less effective
2) Makes the oil heavier.


I'll add a third to that:

3) It lighten's your wallet.


But the bottles are the BEST funnels ever!
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#3390627 - 06/06/14 11:37 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: Miller88]
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Registered: 04/23/12
Posts: 1286
Loc: East Mountains, NM
Originally Posted By: Miller88
Originally Posted By: 29662
Originally Posted By: Miller88
It's a super heavy, detergentless oil. It serves two purposes:
1) Dilutes additive of your oil, thus making it less effective
2) Makes the oil heavier.


I'll add a third to that:

3) It lighten's your wallet.


But the bottles are the BEST funnels ever!


So......They are a funnel company, that supplies their funnels, with motor honey, free?

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#3390628 - 06/06/14 11:38 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: car5car]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4436
Loc: USA
4.It stirs air bubbles in your oil.

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#3394493 - 06/11/14 02:02 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: car5car]
Marco620 Offline


Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 583
Loc: Midwest, Rural KS
Yeah Lucas oil is a false tense product with great demo features. Too bad its way of fixing a leak is to dilute what is already there, thicken it up a gang, and then hope that by dilution it will varnish seal the leaks. Its a great thick 3 in 1 oil for squeeking door hinges and locks though. Even in group 3 synthetics which lack pao or poe , this product at best will only thicken and cause lower oci. If ppl want to thicken it up, a sae 30wt will do that and have some detergents.


Edited by Marco620 (06/11/14 02:03 AM)

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#3397308 - 06/14/14 09:45 AM Re: Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity? [Re: car5car]
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 1809
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: car5car
Does Lucas HD oil stabilizer increase viscosity?
http://www.lucasoil.com/products/display...il%20Stabilizer


Yes. In fact, I think the term "stabilizer" comes from the fact that your oil pressure won't go as low at idle when the engine is warm, so the oil pressure is more "stable." In a worn engine, it will usually increase oil pressure throughout the rev range.
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