Recent Topics
How Often To Use CRC IVC ?
by ChrisD46 - 11/19/19 03:28 AM
SEARS: 4 Stroke/Lawnmower Maintenance Deals
by GumbyJarvis - 11/19/19 02:17 AM
Pepboys Coupon
by Xeno - 11/19/19 02:12 AM
Pennzoil “Designed for Your Drive”
by LubeFiner - 11/19/19 02:09 AM
Ebay $15 of $75 purchase
by GMguy84 - 11/19/19 12:06 AM
How thorough are coolant flushes at auto shops?
by Whammo - 11/18/19 10:58 PM
Fixed Orifice PCV design and issues.
by Talent_Keyhole - 11/18/19 10:44 PM
Redline Si-1 turning the light out
by lukejo - 11/18/19 10:16 PM
Quickjack BL-7000EXT
by The Critic - 11/18/19 08:27 PM
'17 Accent
by Al - 11/18/19 07:40 PM
considering a newer car.
by JustinH - 11/18/19 06:56 PM
2007 Accord - P0420 Code
by maverickfhs - 11/18/19 06:52 PM
2009 Ford Focus UOA Mag 1 5W30 4265 miles
by tomcruise - 11/18/19 06:09 PM
What’s in HM oil ?
by kstanf150 - 11/18/19 06:03 PM
Heater Core replacement 1997 Explorer
by racer44 - 11/18/19 06:01 PM
No shocker, but a rip-off story...
by KGMtech - 11/18/19 05:55 PM
AGM Question
by Bear - 11/18/19 05:36 PM
1970 engine noise
by 007 - 11/18/19 04:59 PM
Jalopnik Financial Suggestion
by madRiver - 11/18/19 04:46 PM
Newest Members
Joe_Cena, MickWK, DaveOilStack, spiffy63, WhiteMega1227
69911 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
89 registered members (alarmguy, Aero540T, 2002 Maxima SE, aquariuscsm, AndyB, Astro14, 12 invisible), 1,490 guests, and 23 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics297,619
Posts5,119,423
Members69,911
Most Online3,589
Nov 2nd, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Lucas Oil Stabilizer #1831733 03/25/10 10:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 558
P
pavelow Offline OP
OP Offline
P
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 558
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

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: pavelow] #1831742 03/25/10 10:33 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,969
D
DieselTech Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,969
The bad and ugly.....it only a viscosity improver and nothing else. The good......HMMMMMM.......can't find any

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: pavelow] #1831743 03/25/10 10:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,215
G
greenaccord02 Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,215
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


  1. '95 Dakota 3.9L - M1 0W-40 - MC FL1A
  2. '97 Accord F22-B1 - M1 5W-30 - Bosch 3312
  3. '99 Camry 1MZ-FE - PP 5W-30 - M1-209
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: greenaccord02] #1831770 03/25/10 11:05 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,846
postjeeprcr Offline
Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,846
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


If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: postjeeprcr] #1831777 03/25/10 11:11 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,537
P
panthermike Offline
Offline
P
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,537
I wouldn't use it, just keep using the Rotella Syn.

The viscosity increase alone is enough to put me off of the product.


'17 Armada Platinum; ST Syn 5w20, 50K
'10 F150 5.4; 106K; ST 5w30
'70 F100; Valvoline 15w40/LG
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: postjeeprcr] #1831780 03/25/10 11:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,215
G
greenaccord02 Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,215
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.


  1. '95 Dakota 3.9L - M1 0W-40 - MC FL1A
  2. '97 Accord F22-B1 - M1 5W-30 - Bosch 3312
  3. '99 Camry 1MZ-FE - PP 5W-30 - M1-209
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: greenaccord02] #1831836 03/26/10 02:17 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,846
postjeeprcr Offline
Offline
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,846
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.


If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: postjeeprcr] #1831846 03/26/10 04:04 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,350
C
chad8 Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,350
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.

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: postjeeprcr] #1831909 03/26/10 06:14 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,215
G
greenaccord02 Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,215
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.


  1. '95 Dakota 3.9L - M1 0W-40 - MC FL1A
  2. '97 Accord F22-B1 - M1 5W-30 - Bosch 3312
  3. '99 Camry 1MZ-FE - PP 5W-30 - M1-209
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: greenaccord02] #1832063 03/26/10 09:15 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 558
P
pavelow Offline OP
OP Offline
P
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 558
Ok, so it looks like it just thickens oil while "hurting" the engine oil itself?

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: pavelow] #1832130 03/26/10 10:28 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,421
B
Boss302fan Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,421
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...


John P
Wisconsin
2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
2006 GS 430
2006 Lexus LS 430
1990 Jaguar XJS V12
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe V6
Other fun cars
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: Boss302fan] #1832413 03/26/10 01:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 20,558
MolaKule Offline
Global Moderator
Offline
Global Moderator
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 20,558
My question has always been, why does your oil need stabilizing?


"Dr. Larry Fleinhardt:
You know that it's considered unsolvable?
Charlie Eppes:
Well, certainly people who have failed to solve it might think that." From NUMB3RS
Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: MolaKule] #1832457 03/26/10 02:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,449
S
Steve S Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,449
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
My question has always been, why does your oil need stabilizing?
Mee too!!!

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: Steve S] #1832658 03/26/10 04:24 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 11,196
N
Nick R Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 11,196
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.

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilizer [Re: Nick R] #1832929 03/26/10 07:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 294
S
Scooter_man Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 294
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.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™