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#2679954 - 07/10/12 03:46 PM STP High Mileage Oil Treatment
Nickdfresh Online   content


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STP High Mileage Oil Treatment

Does it "treat" oil with high miles or cars? smile wink cheers

Saw this at Wally World today and it is a new offering from STP in a gray bottle...

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#2679962 - 07/10/12 03:53 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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STP High Mileage? Isn't that redundant? Is having to use it the result of using their regular blue bottle?
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#2679964 - 07/10/12 03:54 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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LOL. Be interesting to see if they put any signficant amount of ZDDP back in it. Last batch of the blue bottle circa 2010 I did a VOA on had just about SL motor oil level. Wouldn't be enough to raise it but a few point once mixed into the motor oil.

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#2685410 - 07/16/12 09:54 AM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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I have to say I miss Valvoline's MaxLife additive I could buy at Ollie's or Big Lots! cheap, complete with bilingual French. smile

*Since it's gone, I might be trying this for a leaker 96' Camry I picked up...


Edited by Nickdfresh (07/16/12 09:55 AM)
Edit Reason: *added

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#2686104 - 07/16/12 08:12 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 876
Loc: Cleveland OH USA
Looks like the usual thickener stuff that can be found in many different cans and bottles around the world. Thick like gear oil... marketed as a "Viscosity Improver"...

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#2686127 - 07/16/12 08:26 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: WMSmotorhead]
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Loc: Colorado
I am amazed that STP Oil Treatment is still around. Most cars and trucks today require thinner oil and STP is thick stuff that probably is of little use except in a car or truck that is an oil burner.

If I was going to use an oil supplement I would use something like Lubegard Engine Oil Supplement. Or LubroMoly.

For cleaning an engine something like MMO or Kreen. And actually if you have a seal leak try Auto-RX.

But if you really want a better oil probably better to just use something like Mobil 1 or Pennzoil synthetic rather than a conventional motor oil. And forget about the supplements except for fuel system cleaner and maybe fuel stablizer if you are going to store a vehicle for a while.

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#2687392 - 07/18/12 05:49 AM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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Registered: 01/28/10
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Loc: Texas
Ya know I just got some of those $7 wix analysis kits.... maybe I need to do a voa. cuz I'm pretty curious if it is any better than the blue bottle. or is it just blue bottle with a seal conditioner?
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#2687550 - 07/18/12 09:11 AM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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welp I decided to do my first VOA. STP High Mileage Oil Treatment. I'll put it in the mail this afternoon.
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#2687716 - 07/18/12 01:14 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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Gumout also makes an oil additive, high mileage product, and seems to be pretty beefy according to the label. It's pricer than STP's, but unlike STP it sploshes around when you shake the container and seems to be probably equivalent to an SAE30 oil:

http://www.gumout.com/ourProducts/oilTreatment.asp

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#2697649 - 07/27/12 11:09 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 620
Loc: New York Queens
STP HM is a good additive to any high mileage motor

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#2697795 - 07/28/12 08:47 AM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Ram01]
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Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3155
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
Define "high mileage". The Mercury Marauder my ex-wife took has 160,xxx and burns maybe a quart in 5,000 miles and the inside of the engine is spotless. Why does it need an additive?
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#2701360 - 07/31/12 10:38 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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#2701866 - 08/01/12 01:05 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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Thank you for taking the time and expense to do that.
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#2727736 - 08/28/12 01:36 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 1720
Loc: Cocoa, FL
I'm curious......as far as additives go....really, honestly, what would be the "difference" between say, using Lucas Oil Thickener per label directions (20% of oil capacity....or sub. 1 qt of oil). Vs......STP's Oil Thickener....


If I recall, neither of them are very "beefy" as far as additive structure.....both are simply "thick" lol. Only, they use smaller dosings.....I think STP is a half-quart (pint) or something.

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#2729126 - 08/29/12 08:11 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
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