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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4529573
09/29/17 03:52 PM
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I recall that Fram sold oil filters with PTFE impregnated into the element for slow release.
Walmart stocked them.


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4529667
09/29/17 05:25 PM
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We didn't have the internet back then to easily do research and debunk these kind of claims. I remember my dad fell for it too, and he's a smart guy.


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4529717
09/29/17 06:21 PM
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Quaker State high mileage use to contain slick 50. I used it in my old Pontiac sunfire I had in high school and college. Beat the [censored] outta that car when I was a teenager and it never burned a drop of oil.


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4529837
09/29/17 08:07 PM
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The Quaker State "Slick 50" was very different and contained no PTFE. It was basically a thicker base oil fortified with a lot of conventional additives and detergents IIRC.

So it's not so much snake oil as it was/is overpriced swill... smile I've used the QSHM with 50 in it without hesitation (bought at Ollie's Outlet) but would not buy a separate bottle for the asking price...

Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4541193
10/12/17 12:30 PM
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Scotty Kilmer promotes Slick 50 Engine treatment in his new video. His testimonial seems to be that he have been using the stuff for his car and the car doesn't burn any oil even at 239k miles.

Still seems snake oil to me.



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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4547205
10/18/17 12:06 PM
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Slick 50 also had a gear oil additive in a small 1/2 pint bottle. I added some to the outdrive on by outboard boat engine. Never had reverse after that. Too slick for the reverse set up those outdrives used. no reverse even after several flushes and oil changes. mad

Re: Slick 50 [Re: finmile] #4547286
10/18/17 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: finmile
Scotty Kilmer promotes Slick 50 Engine treatment in his new video. His testimonial seems to be that he have been using the stuff for his car and the car doesn't burn any oil even at 239k miles.

Still seems snake oil to me.


Well if anything is going to convince me about a product, it is excessive jump cuts and being yelled at for several minutes with no technical information presented. I'm sold!

Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4547428
10/18/17 05:12 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: StevieC] #4547458
10/18/17 05:39 PM
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Watched a guy do a demo like that … but the shaft bearing (horizontal shaft) looked suspect … like it was a mechanical seal packed and all …

Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4583288
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I found some of the old ptfe stuff the other day i figure if nothing else itll be good for topping off once in a while


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4907907
10/27/18 08:42 PM
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Back in 1989 or 1990. My dad had bought a old Honda. I don't remember the model, just that it was blue with four doors and a 5-speed. It was a great car, got 30+ MPG. I'd changed the oil and put some Slick 50 in it. After that it started getting 35 MPG on every tank. There was a clear improvement in how the car performed.

Now, the trade name "Slick 50" has been bought, sold, litigated, and such many times. What's the bottle these days is nothing like what the original formula was. And most everything out there is snake oil.

I use Archoil 9100 in my 7.3 diesel with HEUI injection. That stuff is pretty good for those systems.

Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4910919
10/31/18 11:23 AM
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I found 8 or 9 bottles of the old synthetic PTFE version at Ollie’s like two years ago for $1 or 2 I bought them for novelty purposes. Also found a bottle of greased lightning ptfe additive. Not sure what I’ll ever do with them but I have them. You can easily buy micron sized PTFE powder from China on eBay and just mix it with oil and grease if you want to experiment with it.

Re: Slick 50 [Re: MotoTribologist] #4913607
11/03/18 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MotoTribologist
Originally Posted by finmile
Scotty Kilmer promotes Slick 50 Engine treatment in his new video. His testimonial seems to be that he have been using the stuff for his car and the car doesn't burn any oil even at 239k miles.

Still seems snake oil to me.


Well if anything is going to convince me about a product, it is excessive jump cuts and being yelled at for several minutes with no technical information presented. I'm sold!


An engineer from Ford or GM Scotty Killer is not.


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4956909
12/20/18 12:05 PM
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Slick50 + Splitfire plugs. Unfortunately, I also fell for both.


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: finmile] #4956966
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Originally Posted by finmile
Scotty Kilmer promotes Slick 50 Engine treatment in his new video. His testimonial seems to be that he have been using the stuff for his car and the car doesn't burn any oil even at 239k miles.

Still seems snake oil to me.


I laugh at 239k miles.


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1996 Honda Accord, 267K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 409K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
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