Recent Topics
Anyone here gotten late life orthodontics?
by LoneRanger
08/29/16 12:30 PM
iPhone Touch Disease
by Pop_Rivit
08/29/16 11:22 AM
Windows RUN (tool) troubleshoot
by Triple_Se7en
08/29/16 10:58 AM
Spark plug gaps
by SpeedyG75VW
08/29/16 10:27 AM
Funny Craigslist ad
by Drew99GT
08/29/16 10:23 AM
Formula Shell dino
by Camprunner
08/29/16 10:05 AM
Linux Distro for laptop
by LeakySeals
08/29/16 09:24 AM
GM Pickup Trucks With G-80 Locker Read This
by Silverado12
08/29/16 09:12 AM
M1 EP 0w20, 12764 mi oci, 50302 mi 2013 RAV4
by SF0059
08/29/16 08:25 AM
AC blows dead animal smell with a huge vibration!
by puredata
08/29/16 08:04 AM
Oil consumption early vs. late in OCI
by skaughtz
08/29/16 08:03 AM
Kaepernick disses national anthem
by grampi
08/29/16 07:19 AM
Newest Members
LazLong, gioburk, turrican, GGilbert, leje0306
58952 Registered Users
Who's Online
103 registered (901Memphis, 74Scout, 1JZ_E46, Al, 87sammy, AirgunSavant, 6 invisible), 1779 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58952 Members
66 Forums
253721 Topics
4165345 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#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?

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


Registered: 09/22/04
Posts: 1900
Loc: New Brunswick
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.
_________________________
The total sum of everything I have learned from this website: ...Oil in engine, good!

Top
#1076605 - 01/31/08 08:22 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: 55Test]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 3270
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.
_________________________
2007 Ford F-150 FX-2 76,000
2007 Ford F-150 FX-4 203,000 (Sold to the Son).
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport 4x4 70,000
2002 Lincoln Continental 155,000

Top
#1076626 - 01/31/08 09:02 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Panzerman]
98zq8 Offline


Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 3
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.

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


Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3571
Loc: Central Wisconsin
The original Rislone, the large bottle, was/is basically kerosene.

The concentrate is solvent based.
_________________________
There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.

Top
#1076902 - 02/01/08 10:25 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: dwendt44]
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
Engine treatment MSDS
Oil treatment MSDS

Rislone products ...click on "more info".
_________________________
http://lube-direct.com/gallan/

Top
#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.
_________________________
Clayton Parks
Bar's Products / Bar's Leaks / Rislone
STLE, OMA 1, CLS, ASTM, SAE Member

Top
#1077320 - 02/01/08 10:14 PM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: cparksjr]
dwendt44 Offline


Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3571
Loc: Central Wisconsin
Back when Shaler's own the brand, kerosene was the main ingredient. It was made about 10 miles from me.
_________________________
There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.

Top
#1078033 - 02/03/08 05:54 AM Re: Rislone engine treatment [Re: Panzerman]
Gillsy Offline


Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 269
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.
_________________________
Many are the afflictions of a righteous man

2016 F150 Supercab 2.7 Eco

Top
#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.

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


Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 1415
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...
_________________________
'94 Jeep ZJ 5.2 4x4
'03 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4
'16 Hyundai Elantra GT
'12 Honda Silver Wing
'83 Ford E350 7.5 Tioga Motorhome - It's MINT!

Top
#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.

Top
#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.
_________________________
2002 Honda CR-V EX AWD
2014 Ford Mustang GT
2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT

Top
#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
5
_________________________
http://lube-direct.com/gallan/

Top
#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?"
_________________________
2002 Honda CR-V EX AWD
2014 Ford Mustang GT
2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >