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#3402346 - 06/20/14 03:35 PM Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer
HAWG4LIFE Offline


Registered: 03/18/06
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Loc: Tennercee
I know the regular oil stabilizer is junk, but is this any better?
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#3402351 - 06/20/14 03:38 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
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Just use one quart of the synthetic 40 or 50 grade oil of your choice. It is just as or more cost effective as Lucas oil stabilizer yet more beneficial as motor oil is formulated to be compatible with motor oil.
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#3402352 - 06/20/14 03:38 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: dave1251]
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Registered: 01/25/14
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#3402356 - 06/20/14 03:41 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: dave1251]
HAWG4LIFE Offline


Registered: 03/18/06
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Originally Posted By: dave1251
Just use one quart of the synthetic 40 or 50 grade oil of your choice. It is just as or more cost effective as Lucas oil stabilizer yet more beneficial as motor oil is formulated to be compatible with motor oil.


Im not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I get the impression that there is some hidden angst here. Just what is lucas formulated to work with? LOL
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#3402357 - 06/20/14 03:44 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
cknight49090 Offline


Registered: 01/25/14
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Loc: south haven mi
Snake oil the regular oil stabilizer is mineral oil based I believe. Nothing but a viscosity booster with no additives and will dilute the oils additive package.Save your money .


Edited by cknight49090 (06/20/14 03:45 PM)

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#3402360 - 06/20/14 03:49 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: Barberton,Ohio
its pure junk. I'd rather run the engine a quart low than have a quart of their crud in there.

Their gear oil is also terrible.

Don't know much about the motor oil except its overpriced.


Edited by Rand (06/20/14 03:49 PM)
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#3402363 - 06/20/14 03:51 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
dave1251 Offline


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Originally Posted By: HAWG4LIFE
Originally Posted By: dave1251
Just use one quart of the synthetic 40 or 50 grade oil of your choice. It is just as or more cost effective as Lucas oil stabilizer yet more beneficial as motor oil is formulated to be compatible with motor oil.


Im not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I get the impression that there is some hidden angst here. Just what is lucas formulated to work with? LOL


There is no hidden angst at all. If you open a thread about Lucas motor oil I will be the first to state Lucas API certified motor oil is good stuff but overpriced.

Lucas oil stabilizer is just a 40 grade motor oil that is sold at a outrageous price.
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#3402365 - 06/20/14 03:52 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
901Memphis Offline


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All Lucas oil stabilizers are snake oil. There is nothing that needs modified in a proper oil package that is already balanced perfectly for its intended application if it meets the proper specifications such as API SN/GF5 and many regarded builder approvals.
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#3402374 - 06/20/14 04:07 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
NMBurb02 Offline


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The Lucas additives get a lot of hate on BITOG, which may be deserved, but they do have a few things going for them: Lucas believes in their products, uses them in their fleet, and thinks they benefit from their use.
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#3402378 - 06/20/14 04:10 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 9030
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Who thinks any API oil in 2014 needs a stabilizer.

10K OCI w/ UOA shows they need no help at all.
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#3402379 - 06/20/14 04:12 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: simple_gifts]
cknight49090 Offline


Registered: 01/25/14
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Loc: south haven mi
40 grade try like 90

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#3402380 - 06/20/14 04:12 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Nebraska USA rural
I have no love for Lucas oil stabilizer, but to say it is just grade 40 motor oil is not even close. It is MUCH thicker than any regular oil I have ever seen. seems to me it is about like 50% 50 wt. oil, and 50% STP, without the good zinc in the stp. Like STP, only good for the old beater with BAD rod or main bearings, to hold it together for a few more miles till it can be junked, repaired, or sold to some unsuspecting poor soul.

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#3402406 - 06/20/14 04:59 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: HAWG4LIFE]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
The last VOA of Lucas stablizer said it had a viscosity of 110 cSt@100C, which is over 10 tens thicker than a 30 grade motor oil.
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#3402449 - 06/20/14 06:27 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: 901Memphis]
yonyon Offline


Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 3492
Loc: NJ, USA
Wait, if it's 10 tens thicker, does that mean it would be okay to use in Australia?

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#3402451 - 06/20/14 06:34 PM Re: Lucas SYNTHETIC oil stabilizer [Re: yonyon]
901Memphis Offline


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Loc: Northern Kentucky
Originally Posted By: yonyon
Wait, if it's 10 tens thicker, does that mean it would be okay to use in Australia?


I wouldn't use it anywhere on earth. There is no need for such a high viscosity additive in a healthy engine. Just adding one bottle could increase viscosity enough to increase filter by passing events under load/cold starts.

I can't imagine what happens when someone does a double dose or more on a higher specified grade. Like the guy at Autozone I saw grabbing two bottles of Lucas to go with his 10w40 high mileage into a 5w20 Toyota engine.
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