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What oil additives make a difference? #4348079
03/07/17 06:46 PM
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Vladiator Offline OP
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I know that additives like LiquiMoly MOS2 that actually do work and make a difference in engine performance parameters? Any other oil additives that actually stand out from the crowd for their abilities? Many claim better fuel economy, low friction, reduced oil consumption. But what additives have you (or someone you know) tried and those additives proved to be successful investings? I have tried MotorKote a long time ago and noticed absolutely no difference in performance or fuel economy.

Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348082
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Also tried Rislone, with no positive nor negative effects. Did not clean any visible sludge in the engine after 3-4 treatments.

Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348083
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...double post...

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Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348090
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I gave up on additives a long time ago.

Now, I just use good oil.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348100
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All of them will increase fuel economy. They lighten your wallet; if you're not carrying all that extra weight in cash around the vehicle gets better fuel economy.

Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348101
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Just oil for me, too.

Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348103
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Are you talking the additives in the oil already or adding some additional ones like STP or Slick-50?

Stick to name brand synthetic oil that meets the requirements of your engine. It's actually quite easy.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Pop_Rivit] #4348120
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Originally Posted By: Pop_Rivit
All of them will increase fuel economy. They lighten your wallet; if you're not carrying all that extra weight in cash around the vehicle gets better fuel economy.



I kind of agree for the most part. But i have to wonder if oil is formulated to a price point. If there was not a market price point limit, would oils be formulated the same as the are now?


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Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348159
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I have had good luck with ATP 205 and liqui moly motor oil saver to help slow seal leaks and burning oil in my very high mileage Nissan, and that's with the synthetic oil


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2002 Buick Century 144k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - GTX 5w30 + Fram XG3980
Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348162
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I think the argument applies better for fuel.

fuel is 3cents more per gallon people freak out. so theres a race to make sure fuel is cheap to the penny per gallon. hat being said I think fuel additives do make a difference even on toptier. I personally can feel a difference using si1 treated fuel in my vehicle. less the cleaning but mainly I believe the ucl smooths things out

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Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348306
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^ this. I've been a long buyer of oil additives : mainly Mecacyl CR and Marly SX. Mecacyl was doing effective cleaning on dirty engines but made exhaust systems rot inside out. Marly SX made little performance increase and fuel efficiency but nothing that could compensate the price added on a 10mkm OCI.
Now I'm more towards fuel additives. I'm running TC-W3 as much as I can and can feel the difference when I don't have TC-W3 in my tank.


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Wife's Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, dealerís overfilled, 16000 Km
Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348331
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Why are you searching for some great additive? You mentioned two that you have already tried with no perceived gain. What are you expecting an additive to do?

Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Superflan] #4348359
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Originally Posted By: Superflan
^ this. I've been a long buyer of oil additives : mainly Mecacyl CR and Marly SX. Mecacyl was doing effective cleaning on dirty engines but made exhaust systems rot inside out. Marly SX made little performance increase and fuel efficiency but nothing that could compensate the price added on a 10mkm OCI.
Now I'm more towards fuel additives. I'm running TC-W3 as much as I can and can feel the difference when I don't have TC-W3 in my tank.


I felt like BG44K made a significant difference in the fuel. Had no idea of any actual cleaning inside the fuel tank and/or injectors.

Now I'm seeing if Gumout all-in-one with "Advanced PEA" makes any noticeable difference. Seems to have a smoother idle in my Jeep, but the 5.9 Grands have to (highly recommended) run 93 octane, so I don't expect much cleaning due to the consistent use of higher quality fuels than my Matrix.


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'98 ZJ - PYB HM 10w40
'02 G20 - QS UD 5w30
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Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348390
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Apart from MOS2 and SI1 every add. I've tried has been nonfunctional snake oil.


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Re: What oil additives make a difference? [Re: Vladiator] #4348440
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Buy some ISO ESTER AC POE oil from NAPA and dump that in. Then you will get a nice shot of cleaning and clinging. This is the lube that lives in your sealed fridge compressor for 20-30 years without being changed lubing the wankel compressor in there.

Liqui-Moly messed up my Honda FIT , but its working fine in a NON FILTERED splash lubed GENERAC C-Honda.

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