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Re: Slick 50 [Re: finmile] #4957091 12/20/18 02:59 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.


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: kkreit01] #4957233 12/20/18 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kkreit01
Slick50 + Splitfire plugs. Unfortunately, I also fell for both.

LOL me too! And DuraLube, STP, etc. Like slick 50, the old DuraLube (early 90's) did make the engine run quieter. This may or may not affect anything other than sound, but a quiet engine makes me happy! I don't know how much it would help with modern syn oils.

Oh, almost forgot the splitfires...tried them on OPE and a car, but never had anything positive to report. Throttle response was worse than OEM.

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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5197133 08/26/19 12:00 PM
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SNAKE OIL 4 SURE

Sad thing is that Scotty Kilmer is touting it. I like his videos in general as he's a weird guy...and i dig that about him. He's also very knowledgeable and as someone who owned a shop and wrenched on cars of all kinds for 15 years...ive only disagreed with him twice that I can recall. That has to be some kind of record because I'm very persnickety.

Ive disagreed on the following

1...pushing slick 50 snake oil
2...he likes Ford trucks over GM which I do not. While i own neither nor desire to...my experience between GM and Ford does not mirror his...they are primarily what I worked on.

We both hate Nison, all things Chrysler, CVTs in any application, and various other things that suck


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5221444 09/24/19 02:25 PM
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I just wanted to point out that this conversation has a lot of people claiming that Slick 50 is snake oil, when they didn't even state which Slick 50 they were talking about. This alone is why IMO nobody besides me in this thread has a clue what they are talking about.

The version that is tested in the farm video has none of the active ingredients of the original, and Scotty was promoting only the original formulation, which is not widely available for sale. (I mean you have to import it from Australia as I recall.) And this is coming from a Sotty hater! Incidentally, the newer version (same in name only) appears to be an additive that does not adhere to metal at all, so the faster failure result on a dry engine are to be expected IMO.

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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5222518 09/25/19 07:09 PM
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My favorite translate site says to that:
A liar is not believed even when he speaks the truth.

Is this correct interpreted?...

Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5234781 10/09/19 09:44 AM
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Re: Slick 50 [Re: JasonATaylor] #5235290 10/09/19 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonATaylor
... Incidentally, the newer version (same in name only) appears to be an additive that does not adhere to metal at all, so the faster failure result on a dry engine are to be expected IMO.


And neither did the original version adhere to metal because that is not what particulate Teflon did in colloidal suspension.

The patent for this Hybrid mixture made various clams but the FTC disagreed it had any efficacy.


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Re: Slick 50 [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5236091 10/10/19 03:14 PM
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Says Slick in the product name?

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