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Today's STP #4467960
07/23/17 12:02 PM
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Camprunner Offline OP
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Just wondering what is in today's STP oil treatment? Is it the same formula from years past? I recall my father putting in a blue can of STP years ago in his Ford 429 cid powered station wagon before towing his 6,000 pound camper back in the early 1970's.

Re: Today's STP [Re: Camprunner] #4467970
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I think it's just viscosity improvers and a tiny bit of ZDDP.

It used to have a lot of zinc, and made a fair assembly lube. Not any more.


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Re: Today's STP [Re: Camprunner] #4468007
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My Dad loved the stuff. Dumped in it everything. Bought it by the gallon. Never caused problems but I never thought it was a good idea dumping a thick goo in the motor.
Thought it would end up in the bottom of the pan.



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Re: Today's STP [Re: Camprunner] #4468011
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There must be miles on this topic in the archives ..............in here,,,but then again, I like MMO>>


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Re: Today's STP [Re: CourierDriver] #4468017
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Originally Posted By: CourierDriver
,,but then again, I like MMO>>

I put MMO in the gas, but not the 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: Today's STP [Re: Camprunner] #4468070
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Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Just wondering what is in today's STP oil treatment? Is it the same formula from years past? I recall my father putting in a blue can of STP years ago in his Ford 429 cid powered station wagon before towing his 6,000 pound camper back in the early 1970's.


Which one?

I see three versions at WallyWorld, O'Reilley's, and Advance.

Send in a sample to Blackstone and see what elements it has in it.

It used to be mostly a very poor version of an OCP VII and thickeners.

Last edited by MolaKule; 07/23/17 02:40 PM.

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Re: Today's STP [Re: Linctex] #4468084
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: CourierDriver
,,but then again, I like MMO>>

I put MMO in the gas, but not the oil.


I use it in the gas too for my ope.
It works well for that application.

Re: Today's STP [Re: AirgunSavant] #4468382
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Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: CourierDriver
,,but then again, I like MMO>>

I put MMO in the gas, but not the oil.


I use it in the gas too for my ope.
It works well for that application.


What is your criteria for knowing it works well for OPE?


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Re: Today's STP [Re: Donald] #4468543
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant

I use it in the gas too for my ope.
It works well for that application.


What is your criteria for knowing it works well for OPE?


Perhaps as a fuel stabilizer?


"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: Today's STP [Re: Linctex] #4473268
07/28/17 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
I think it's just viscosity improvers and a tiny bit of ZDDP.

It used to have a lot of zinc, and made a fair assembly lube. Not any more.


It might be 'just the opposite'

I bought some a few months ago to see if it would reduce my oil consumption.

I built one engine about 30 years ago and seemed to think it was a grey gooey additive when i used it 50/50 with oil as an assembly lube.

When I opened the blue bottle it was honey color and poured much faster; I'm thinking it is a ZDDP additive now.



Last edited by simple_gifts; 07/28/17 06:30 PM.

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Re: Today's STP [Re: Camprunner] #4477587
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There new synthetic oil treatment looks like it should help with today's 0w20 motor oils


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