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No love for Lucas oil? #4538697
10/10/17 05:45 AM
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Phoenix AZ
gmh101357 Offline OP
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Ive read lots of Lucas oil product "bashing" over the year from diff people ...however I have a friend who uses it in his truck ,car and 4 wheeler and I never seen any problems in the 6+ years ive known him. and he said he has used it "for years now" Why the no love of lucas?

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538699
10/10/17 05:51 AM
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Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538702
10/10/17 05:53 AM
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good video LOL

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538704
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Seen no problems isn't an advertorial for optimum or even decent lubrication.

Although I've heard that ASTM and API are considering "nothing blew up" as a performance spec in the new round of specs.

Pointing out the flaws in a product, a product line, or their ads isn't "bashing"...

For starters, their "additive" contains virtually nothing except a thickener, so while adding viscosity, it subtracts additive treat rate by diluting actual oil additives.

As to their performance...results like this...
don't build confidence, do they ?

BTW, I'm also an "Amsoil basher" per the Amsoil fanbois (oh and I "bash Royal Purple too per their fanbois)

They make great stickers, and pay to have them plastered over everything that moves.

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538705
10/10/17 05:57 AM
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Because's it's [censored] oil. Wouldn't use it in my lawn mower.



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: skyactiv] #4538706
10/10/17 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv


LOL! But, but they don't want you to spin it that fast.......... lol


God Bless Our Troops

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538709
10/10/17 06:15 AM
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If you like adding oil, Lucas might be your friend if the volatility loss % result is any indication. http://www.pqiamerica.com/March2013PCMO/lucassynth.htm

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Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: Shannow] #4538717
10/10/17 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
Seen no problems isn't an advertorial for optimum or even decent lubrication.

Although I've heard that ASTM and API are considering "nothing blew up" as a performance spec in the new round of specs.

Pointing out the flaws in a product, a product line, or their ads isn't "bashing"...

For starters, their "additive" contains virtually nothing except a thickener, so while adding viscosity, it subtracts additive treat rate by diluting actual oil additives.

As to their performance...results like this...
don't build confidence, do they ?

BTW, I'm also an "Amsoil basher" per the Amsoil fanbois (oh and I "bash Royal Purple too per their fanbois)

They make great stickers, and pay to have them plastered over everything that moves.


You don't like Amsoil? I agree on the RP, I get a lot of UOAs from guys on the track. Oh do the hearts always break when they find out how poorly it did!

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538721
10/10/17 06:30 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
IMO Lucas is nothing more than an additive for people to try and squeeze the last few miles out of a worn engine. Oil formulators know best and dumping a bottle of something in isn't required.

With real world experience of 1.2M Miles (2M KM's) under my belt and using nothing more than high quality fluids, I can tell you that all my engines/transmissions have made it to the scrapyards with around 300K Miles (500K KM's) with no noticeable oil consumption and most with no / minimal leaks.

Just my experiences FWIW.

Last edited by StevieC; 10/10/17 06:30 AM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: danielLD] #4538724
10/10/17 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted By: danielLD
You don't like Amsoil?


No, I don't like their marketting.
4 ball
meets or exceeds.
I've even had the gall to ask them what test they have used to claim that it meets certain OEM specs, and get "I'll ask the question from corporate and have an answer immediately"...which has gone on for months with no answer.
HTHS 3.4 was good enough for a meets or exceeds A3/B4.

But questioning their claims is "bashing"...never once said I don't like Amsoil...ACD would be on my shelves if I didn't have to pay Oz prices for it.

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538726
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It seems we just had this discussion recently.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: skyactiv] #4538734
10/10/17 06:40 AM
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there is lots of love out there for it. They have amassed an empire out of those white bottles.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Oil


not bad for a high school educated truck driver.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Lucas

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538740
10/10/17 06:45 AM
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I've read their racing oils are really good.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
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2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538748
10/10/17 06:55 AM
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I’ve used their fuel treatments, when on sale. Nothing fancy.

Re: No love for Lucas oil? [Re: gmh101357] #4538751
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I use one Lucas product … when the GMC OEM power steering fluid oxidized I started pulling out a pint at a time and replaced with Lucas synthetic … took a few swaps to get it clean … but now I just swap one pint/year and it stays clean …

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