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Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: hardcore302] #2450277 12/01/11 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: hardcore302
Was he peing Nitro, lol.


Oh, I don't know, I'm sure he didn't either since he couldn't smell anything but Nitro, LOL


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Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: dabble] #2450346 12/01/11 06:46 PM
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Nito is a great fuel additive! Cleans injectors or carb and putts nice holes in your pistons !LOL

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: hounddog] #2487527 01/09/12 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: hounddog
The BIG rigs don;'t use the Lucas oil treatment. They use the FUEL treatment..


Well, as one who has owned and driven "Big Rigs" for 30 years and am around other "big rig" drivers every week, I can attest that there are a lot of semi drivers out here that use LOS in their trucks. Heck, some truck lube places have more LOS on the shelf in the driver waiting area than they do any other product.

Whether it is good or bad, I have no idea. I don't and never have used the stuff in my trucks.


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Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: dabble] #2488496 01/09/12 10:47 PM
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Curious where that link continues:

http://web.archive.org/web/20100926133335/http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=000207

Obviously, the server101.com server no longer exists......but weren't all the old threads/forums "merged" to the now/current forum(s)?

Where's the talk of it wink Other than this thread wink

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: dabble] #2488558 01/09/12 11:40 PM
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We have had 2 servers since server 101 and some of the older post were lost as a result of the moves.

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: Big_Kat] #2488815 01/10/12 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: Big_Kat
I used it one in my old Dakota with a 318. After about 800 into the OCI the engine developed a loud whine turns out it increased the viscosity of the oil and was causing oil starvation of the cam. I no longer have that pick up now... crush cry


I can relate that i had something similar occur. The engine develops a "whine" sounds like it is coming from the top end, blend in Lucas you roil is the viscosity of almost a 60 depending on what was in there and people tend to put it in thick oils, like 40 or 50 weight, Lucas is Straight 80... ... what you dont know id that the engine is running hotter than comfortable and yeah its oil starvation. The oil can drain the same color all that good stuff, comes out thick when hot thats how thick it is.. and you begin to lose the engine.

This of course is in an extreme case and sometimes i put a half a quart in an engine fill (not sure why, something about Lucas "bakes on" and seals leaks?) and some people put more like 2 QUARTS of that stuff in a fill.

At $9.99 a quart and $10.99 a quart its Group I but its usefulness is "questionable." Apparently a lot of engines can tolerate it, though..

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: dabble] #2494798 01/15/12 09:20 PM
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I use LOS in all of my vehicles. I can tell when it's not in the oil, and I can tell when I've added it. Usually half a quart of the petroleum-based does the trick.

My cars run stronger with LOS. Quicker acceleration, better bottom-end torque, ......this is all based upon just driving the cars.

I've never had a problem with LOS, nor have I ever known anyone personally that's had a problem with LOS.

I've tried LOADS of oil additives over the last twenty-four years, and I always go back to LOS.

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: Hethaerto] #2494807 01/15/12 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: Hethaerto
I use LOS in all of my vehicles. I can tell when it's not in the oil, and I can tell when I've added it. Usually half a quart of the petroleum-based does the trick.

My cars run stronger with LOS. Quicker acceleration, better bottom-end torque, ......this is all based upon just driving the cars.

I've never had a problem with LOS, nor have I ever known anyone personally that's had a problem with LOS.

I've tried LOADS of oil additives over the last twenty-four years, and I always go back to LOS.


I really have to ask. How does thicker oil do all of these things. Lucas oil stabilizer has no additives and is super thick. Adding this diluted a perfectly good additive package already in the oil and thickens it. Why not save a few bucks and just go up a grade in oil thickness. Then you don't dilute the additive package of the oil. This reminds me of guys who blend different oils thinking they are getting the best of both worlds when in reality they are weakening the additive packages.
Try gear oil. It's cheaper. Or a straight 90w


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Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: dabble] #2495327 01/16/12 12:28 PM
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If someone can explain to me why soap bubbles come out of it when its poured, i will reconsider LOS.

Otherwise, ive been virtually talked out of it at $10 a quart for straight-80wt oil of LOS and it isnt even oil. Ive heard its "soap" in liquid form.. hence the bubbles.

I can understand it "sticks" but beyond that and in all but the oldest, thick-oil-loving vehicles (that stuff will make your oil almost a 60-weight! HEAVY! It is for worn engines..) .. if thick oil can help worn engines but other than that if someone can explain to me what it IS beyond a no-additive Group I thickener.. and perhaps has something for parts to coat over on startup like Mos2 would do.. which also sticks and coats.. and isnt soap.. and isnt thick.. thanks.

Also heard Lucas clogs oil pumps, it is so thick. All but the most heavy duty ones like on trucks and things like that.

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: dabble] #2498476 01/18/12 09:07 PM
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Was the Jeep sponsored?

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: Clevy] #2499458 01/19/12 06:48 PM
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I use LOS in all of my vehicles. I can tell when it's not in the oil, and I can tell when I've added it. Usually half a quart of the petroleum-based does the trick.

My cars run stronger with LOS. Quicker acceleration, better bottom-end torque, ......this is all based upon just driving the cars.

I've never had a problem with LOS, nor have I ever known anyone personally that's had a problem with LOS.

I've tried LOADS of oil additives over the last twenty-four years, and I always go back to LOS.


I really have to ask. How does thicker oil do all of these things. Lucas oil stabilizer has no additives and is super thick. Adding this diluted a perfectly good additive package already in the oil and thickens it. Why not save a few bucks and just go up a grade in oil thickness. Then you don't dilute the additive package of the oil. This reminds me of guys who blend different oils thinking they are getting the best of both worlds when in reality they are weakening the additive packages.
Try gear oil. It's cheaper. Or a straight 90w


I have no idea why it does it what it does, I just know I like the effect with a half a quart in the sump.

Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: dabble] #2499642 01/19/12 09:42 PM
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^Why not just run 1 grade higher and not dillute your additives with a simple oil thickener? It's actually better to not use the 'blank' standard LOS. Not sure if their 'synthetic' oil stabilizer has any additives in it, but either is way overpriced for simply being a way to thicken up a thinner oil. Just up your grade to a thicker oil and drop the LOS.


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^Why not just run 1 grade higher and not dillute your additives with a simple oil thickener? It's actually better to not use the 'blank' standard LOS. Not sure if their 'synthetic' oil stabilizer has any additives in it, but either is way overpriced for simply being a way to thicken up a thinner oil. Just up your grade to a thicker oil and drop the LOS.


You guys say that adding half a qt of LOS dilutes the oil's aditives, but what about dudes that replace a quart of oil with MMO?

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^Why not just run 1 grade higher and not dillute your additives with a simple oil thickener? It's actually better to not use the 'blank' standard LOS. Not sure if their 'synthetic' oil stabilizer has any additives in it, but either is way overpriced for simply being a way to thicken up a thinner oil. Just up your grade to a thicker oil and drop the LOS.


You guys say that adding half a qt of LOS dilutes the oil's aditives, but what about dudes that replace a quart of oil with MMO?


It does the same thing, just the other direction. It makes the oil thinner and displaces those additives and base oil with solvents.


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Re: Just how dangerous is Lucas Oil Stabilizer? [Re: OVERKILL] #2501260 01/21/12 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: ltslimjim
^Why not just run 1 grade higher and not dillute your additives with a simple oil thickener? It's actually better to not use the 'blank' standard LOS. Not sure if their 'synthetic' oil stabilizer has any additives in it, but either is way overpriced for simply being a way to thicken up a thinner oil. Just up your grade to a thicker oil and drop the LOS.


You guys say that adding half a qt of LOS dilutes the oil's aditives, but what about dudes that replace a quart of oil with MMO?


It does the same thing, just the other direction. It makes the oil thinner and displaces those additives and base oil with solvents.


Lucas isnt solvents though, its Group I snot.

Aside from the soap and straight-80wt enigma, i honestly think it "sticks" to the insides of the engine and "plugs" problem areas (good holes and bad) and i wonder if LOS engines "run hotter," so, maybe it does do something shrug

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