They Call it "Lucas" Oil Stabilizer

Status
Not open for further replies.
Messages
1,340
Location
Louisville,KY
Originally Posted By: bodeh6
This guy uses M1 15W-50 and Lucas Oil Stabilizer in a 2000 Dodge Caravan. That is a thick combo.
ahhh, now I will have nightmares...
 
Messages
3,742
Location
Northern California, USA
I think that the oil companies pay Lucas to haul that junk away, and Lucas bottles it and sells it to truck drivers. Who has a higher IQ, a truck driver or a house painter? OK I know not all truck drivers are dummies.
 
Messages
3,742
Location
Northern California, USA
Originally Posted By: hooligan24
^ he even says he recommends overfilling all engines by 2-3 quarts...eek
That is because he used Lucas in the first place which caused his rings and valve guides to wear which in turn caused his engine to burn more oil, so now he has to use thicker oil and more of it.
 
Messages
3,561
Location
Central Iowa
Originally Posted By: Loobed
I think that the oil companies pay Lucas to haul that junk away, and Lucas bottles it and sells it to truck drivers. Who has a higher IQ, a truck driver or a house painter? OK I know not all truck drivers are dummies.
Hey, hey, hey!! I own and drive a semi truck and I resemble that remark! Seriously though, it is amazing the number of truck drivers that swear by Lucas OS. I never did. Gave it a thought or two several years ago, but never used it. Gonna be mighty hard for Lucas to claim I need the stuff. I put 1.4 million miles on my last engine and it was never opened up for repairs. Still got respectable fuel mileage and was reasonable on oil consumption. I have 751,000 miles on my present engine with UOA's looking as good as when it had 300,000 miles. Just using Allied Oil and Supply HDEO 15w40 at under $10 a gallon delivered to the house free of charge.
 
Messages
34,652
Location
NY
Originally Posted By: TiredTrucker
Originally Posted By: Loobed
I think that the oil companies pay Lucas to haul that junk away, and Lucas bottles it and sells it to truck drivers. Who has a higher IQ, a truck driver or a house painter? OK I know not all truck drivers are dummies.
Hey, hey, hey!! I own and drive a semi truck and I resemble that remark! Seriously though, it is amazing the number of truck drivers that swear by Lucas OS. I never did. Gave it a thought or two several years ago, but never used it. Gonna be mighty hard for Lucas to claim I need the stuff. I put 1.4 million miles on my last engine and it was never opened up for repairs. Still got respectable fuel mileage and was reasonable on oil consumption. I have 751,000 miles on my present engine with UOA's looking as good as when it had 300,000 miles. Just using Allied Oil and Supply HDEO 15w40 at under $10 a gallon delivered to the house free of charge.
Yea and I'm a house painter, and not happy with that remark either. Actually I'm a small business owner. smile Loobed has been around a while so I'll hold back any further comments. smile
 
Messages
14,449
Location
The Old North State
Originally Posted By: bodeh6
crackmeup "This stuff will really silence an engine.....and overfilling 2-3 quarts every time." As in, silence the engine permanently. Thanks for this, I needed a ha ha.
 
Messages
24,827
Location
Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Spazdog
Originally Posted By: bodeh6
That is the worst episode of The Red Green Show ever. No wonder they never aired it. smirk
So he is always using 15W50 no matter what the owners manual calls for, pouring it into what he called the manifold, overfilling by 2 quarts and also pours in 2 quarts of Lucas to "silence" the engine. When he says "silence" does he mean kill the engine?? It also seemed he was using the wrong side wrench to remove the drain plug as he changed sizes when installing the new one. Or maybe the new drain plug actually had a different size hex head? He ought to fill out a job application at Jiffy Lube. PS - I give him credit for being a good son and changing Mom's oil.
 
Messages
5,941
Location
Arlington
Originally Posted By: Donald
It also seemed he was using the wrong side wrench to remove the drain plug as he changed sizes when installing the new one. Or maybe the new drain plug actually had a different size hex head?
I was thinking the same thing. Chrysler did have a nasty habit of sticking a fractional fastener here and there on an otherwise metric vehicle but I'm fairly certain that when they did use a fractional drain plug, it was 5/8ths. Not 11/16ths
 
Messages
3
Location
MA
I just joined, and I've had my eyes opened regarding Lucas! I didn't realize it was such a rip-off & actually possibly harmful. However, I'm about 2 days late; I just did an oil change with Quaker State & Lucas. Should I drain it and just put in oil, or let it ride until 3000 miles? I have a 98 Mustang with 191k miles. Thanks for your help!
 
Messages
24,827
Location
Upstate NY
Go with the 3K. You could always do a UOA at 3K and let us know. Lesson to be learned is, no additives in the oil. If you want better (or best) oil with premium additive packages, then buy high quality synthetic oil. Many people here buy the 5 QT jugs (I am waiting for the 6 QT jug) of PP, or PU or Mobil 1 at Walymart. Cost effective high quality synthetic oil. If I win lotto (and I have a [censored] in Math so I know the odds) then it will be 100% Amsoil in all my vehicles. For now its Amsoil in the transmission, transfer case and diffs.
 
Messages
6
Location
ontario
wish i woulda read this thread 2 weeks ago.i bought a litre of lucas at cdn tire to give it a try.soon as engine fired up the lifters started bangin away for a good 10 seconds.engine quieted down soon as oil got warm.so i let truck sit overnight to try a cooler start,same [censored] only 20 seconds of bangin.let engine warm up then dumped the oil and put fresh oil in.what a waste of a good oil change.
 
Messages
19,528
Location
Lake Forest, CA
welcome Sorry to hear that. I think almost all Lucas products are snake oils, more or less. There are some good companies that you can trust most if not all their products, to name a few: Lubegard, Lubro Moly, Mobil oil, gear fluid and ATF ...
 
Messages
507
Location
SE
I have been pleased with lucas oil stabilizer for a long time. More than 50,000 miles with adding the stuff. I think it helps........ A LOT. 230,000miles. I started driving my jeep since I was 16 when it had around 90,000miles.
 
Messages
42,962
Location
Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: southernjeeper
I have been pleased with lucas oil stabilizer for a long time. More than 50,000 miles with adding the stuff. I think it helps........ A LOT. 230,000miles. I started driving my jeep since I was 16 when it had around 90,000miles.
Why do you think it needed Lucas to make it that far? My old 302HO has similar mileage and has never seen Lucas in its life. It's also seen 7,000RPM a few times and makes 100HP more than stock.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top