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


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 4044
Loc: Buffalo, NY
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...

MSDS

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#2679962 - 07/10/12 03:53 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
simple_gifts Offline


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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]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
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Loc: Iowa
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]
Nickdfresh Offline


Registered: 03/15/06
Posts: 4044
Loc: Buffalo, NY
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]
WMSmotorhead Offline


Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 883
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]
Mystic Offline


Registered: 03/05/03
Posts: 8467
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]
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2264
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]
Texan4Life Offline


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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]
Nickdfresh Offline


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Posts: 4044
Loc: Buffalo, NY
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]
Ram01 Offline


Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 908
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]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3493
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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Registered: 01/28/10
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#2701866 - 08/01/12 01:05 PM Re: STP High Mileage Oil Treatment [Re: Nickdfresh]
KCJeep Offline


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Loc: Mahzurrah!
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]
ahoier Offline


Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 1723
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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