Lucas Oil Stabilizer

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Never used it. Tell me the good, bad or ugly about this stuff. I know Lucas makes respectable products, but I just want some info from the "field" before I make a purchase. If I were to buy it, it would go into my Jeep 4.0 to help quiet down some noisy lifters. lol
 
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The bad and ugly.....it only a viscosity improver and nothing else. The good......HMMMMMM.......can't find any
 
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Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
Originally Posted By: postjeeprcr
Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
Like many overpriced oil additives, it's just a bill of goods. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=890132#Post890132 Also causes oil to lose anti-foam properties: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/images/lucas/lucas.htm
That is such a goofy unscientific test that has no value in the real world. bop
I don't agree.
You think that little gear box thing is anything like an engine? I am not saying Lucas should be used. The "test" was done by a guy trying to sell a product.
 
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garbage. used it . hated it. It sticks to everything. Hard to get out of motor. thickens oil . thats it. If you have a junker you are trying to quiet a rod knock or lifter before selling or to cut smoking temporally for a sale. by all means use it.hide those defects.
 
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Originally Posted By: postjeeprcr
Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
Originally Posted By: postjeeprcr
Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
Like many overpriced oil additives, it's just a bill of goods. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=890132#Post890132 Also causes oil to lose anti-foam properties: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/images/lucas/lucas.htm
That is such a goofy unscientific test that has no value in the real world. bop
I don't agree.
You think that little gear box thing is anything like an engine? I am not saying Lucas should be used. The "test" was done by a guy trying to sell a product.
While I agree that marketing is generally worthless for data, I think that it does show that oil as formulated does not foam up in the same way as lucas. Regardless of how much like an engine it is, that's an undesirable property. I'm not saying that Shaeffer's is good, either. Just that a properly formulated oil is better than one with lucas added to it.
 
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Used Lucas for a long time and finally decided that it did nothing... Waste of money and not a good product. Like above, it would be good for an engine on its last legs...
 
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Won't ever catch me using it in my car. But the Lucas Power Steering stuff works really well, the steering on my car got waaayyy too light and loose after a PS fluid change, and that stuff gave it a little more weight.
 
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I'd just throw in some MMO or maybe even Seafoam and see what it does. I've had that problem in a couple of vehicles and was quieted with MMO within 500-1000 miles. I'm not a big fan of Seafoam, but I know several people personally who have had good luck with it as well.
 
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Try some MMO or Seafoam the last 100 miles of an OCI and see if it helps. I had good luck with MMO and Rislone (for a whole OCI) at unsticking lifters in a 3100 GM V6.
 
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This question is for those that have actually used the Lucas product. What personal reasons do you have for your opinion? Specifics about why you didn't like it as it pertains to the application or engine you added it to?
 
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I like Lucas Oil Stabilizer in a manual transmission along with Motorkote. Each give a noticeable improvement. Using LOS in an engine seems expensive and unproductive.
 
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But does Lucas hurt the engine? I need that answered in real life terms, not via hearsay or internet speculation. That is what I need to know. If it doesn't hurt the engine in any way, shape or form, I will indeed use the synthetic version.
 
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Originally Posted By: pavelow
This question is for those that have actually used the Lucas product. What personal reasons do you have for your opinion? Specifics about why you didn't like it as it pertains to the application or engine you added it to?
I have used it in the past, if I hadn't then I wouldn't have commented. I'm not certain others on here that do interject with no personal experience. Sorry if I offended you, but I only speak from my experiences. I am on here to learn though and am also interested in hearing the results others have got with Lucas as well. The reason, in my previous vehicle - an '88 Camry - I noticed zero improvement from the Lucas while MMO has (for me) shown results within a reasonably short time (quieted noisy lifters). It is possible that the Lucas did some good, but no change in lifter noise was noticed. The noise was not gone until an OC and 16-oz. of MMO was added - then drove 500-600 miles. Even then it was not completely quiet, but much much better. That is my personal experience only, and I cannot attest to the experiences of others.
 
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