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#2923601 - 02/28/13 05:38 PM Auto RX
roadrunner1 Offline


Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 775
Loc: oh
My sons '95 Accord several years ago popped the radiator and subsequently overheated briefly.It has had an oil-burning issue, generally 2-3 quarts per a 5,000mi. OCI. At 250,000mi. I changed the oil along with a dose of Auto RX.

After roughly 1,200mi. he calls me and asked what happened to his car, all of the sudden it has much improved power, noticeable to him. Unfortunately I wasn't able to compression test at the time of the oil change for proof of increased compression, but for him to notice speaks for itself as he isn't mechanically inclined.

Today I ordered more Auto RX for a couple of older engines to see if more ring-pack cleaning can be done. After the order I was informed that they have a new product available, Auto RX Plus, its supposed to do everything that the previous formula does better. At this point I have everything to gain after the preliminary Honda results.

On a side note, the Honda was bought used by me in '07 with roughly 150,000mi., and OC's have been done at 5,000mi. intervals. I haven't had the valve cover off, but looking into the fill hole what can be seen of the valvetrain looks clean, so my reason for trying the Auto RX wasn't sludge, but cleaning the ring-packs.
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#2923614 - 02/28/13 05:58 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: roadrunner1]
SubyRoo Offline


Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Maryville, TN
Im glad you had success.

But you have unleashed the fury of BITOG by posting about this product.
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#2923618 - 02/28/13 06:00 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: SubyRoo]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 8667
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Originally Posted By: SubyRoo
Im glad you had success.

But you have unleashed the fury of BITOG by posting about this product.


haha. I have used the product with good results. I have some going into a Tundra this weekend too.

Apparently not everyone has good results; I understand that.
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#2923636 - 02/28/13 06:15 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: roadrunner1]
roadrunner1 Offline


Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 775
Loc: oh
its too soon to see if the oil usage is going to be helped, but as I said I am encouraged by him noticing an increase in power.
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#2923672 - 02/28/13 06:44 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: roadrunner1]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
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Loc: Florida
Oil consumption should improve as well. Let us know what you find.
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#2923680 - 02/28/13 06:50 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: roadrunner1]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 6985
Loc: Saskatoon canada
I've read that it may also help with gasket leaks too. Many here don't like the product,and it costs too much for me to try it but I'm glad it has helped your sons car.
It reinforces my position that additives do have a place in the world of engines and not every issue requires a tear down to fix.
Keep the thread updated with your results if you can please
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#2923726 - 02/28/13 07:26 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: Clevy]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13173
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Clevy
I've read that it may also help with gasket leaks too. Many here don't like the product,and it costs too much for me to try it but I'm glad it has helped your sons car.
It reinforces my position that additives do have a place in the world of engines and not every issue requires a tear down to fix.
Keep the thread updated with your results if you can please


All Auto-Rx threads are doomed to be locked.
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#2923758 - 02/28/13 07:54 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: roadrunner1]
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 3728
Loc: Canada
I'm glad it seems to have worked for you.
I have never said Auto Rx does not work, many people that I believe are creditable, have also had good results.

It did not work for me, or anyone that I group purchased with. and I do wonder if another product that costs less would have done the same job for you.
But who knows?

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#2923760 - 02/28/13 07:56 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: Donald]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 6985
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: Clevy
I've read that it may also help with gasket leaks too. Many here don't like the product,and it costs too much for me to try it but I'm glad it has helped your sons car.
It reinforces my position that additives do have a place in the world of engines and not every issue requires a tear down to fix.
Keep the thread updated with your results if you can please


All Auto-Rx threads are doomed to be locked.


I dunno about that. This one seems alright so far. However most of the auto RX haters are mature enough not to always jump in a thread just to be negative.
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#2923764 - 02/28/13 07:59 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: Donald]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 9091
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Its awful fishy! The company is trying everything they can to push this stuff again on BITOG since they have this new and improved version.

IMO as someone who spent a lot of money on this product with very poor results every single new review of this stuff should be viewed with extreme skepticism.
I highly encourage readers of these post to look up all the old post about this product to get a balanced view point.

There are many other product to clean "ring packs" (an ARX term) for 1/3 of the price and do it quicker and just or more effectively.
Any time i see "ring packs" the ARX radar is alerted.

Nothing in this post to cause a lock.


Edited by Trav (02/28/13 08:01 PM)
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#2923804 - 02/28/13 08:29 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: roadrunner1]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13173
Loc: Upstate NY
In my mind, the cost is not an issue if it works. A bottle costs about 20 minutes of a mechanics time.
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#2923818 - 02/28/13 08:42 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: Donald]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 9091
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: Donald
In my mind, the cost is not an issue if it works. A bottle costs about 20 minutes of a mechanics time.

Its like cigarette lighters and watches. You don't need to spend a fortune to get a accurate watch and a bic lighter lights cigarettes just fine.
Why spend more when you don't need to.

I can free stuck rings just as safely in as little as 1k (fact) for less than $7 why would i want to spend north of $25 to do the same thing in 3K plus?
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#2923868 - 02/28/13 09:44 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: Trav]
Gabe Offline


Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 1400
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: Trav
Its awful fishy! The company is trying everything they can to push this stuff again on BITOG since they have this new and improved version.

IMO as someone who spent a lot of money on this product with very poor results every single new review of this stuff should be viewed with extreme skepticism.
I highly encourage readers of these post to look up all the old post about this product to get a balanced view point.


I agree. Any product that claims 10-20% fuel economy increases (Fleet Taxi Test) should not be taken serious.

It also surprises me how many seemingly intelligent, seasoned members are taken in by this. Besides, doesn't Auto-Rx and MMO have the same ingredients just different animals?? Try MMO; realize it doesn't work; donate the $30 you saved to BITOG; thank me later.

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#2923879 - 02/28/13 10:08 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: Gabe]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 20709
Loc: NY
I understand everything you said, however I'm confused here.

Originally Posted By: Gabe
Try MMO; realize it doesn't work; donate the $30 you saved to BITOG; thank me later.


For the record A-Rx and MMO are not even closely related chemically, unless the newer version of A-Rx was drastically changed.
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#2923881 - 02/28/13 10:11 PM Re: Auto RX [Re: roadrunner1]
V8man Offline


Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 206
Loc: Maryland
I read the press release for this new Auto-Rx Plus and at the bottom of the page it says, AUTO-RX PLUS PROMISES EVEN MORE.

I wonder if this new product will have a Money Back Guarantee, wonder why they are coming out with a new and improved product when the auto-rx site sure makes it sound like they already have a great product.

How is this new product better than the original auto-rx?

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