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stp oil treatment other uses? #4593199
12/03/17 05:22 PM
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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I got a bottle of this laying around is there anything i can use in in besides a engine? I don't want to drain it in my waste oil.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593208
12/03/17 05:29 PM
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Wichita Falls, TX
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Once upon a time, we used it to coat flat tappet cams during buildup if we didn't have anything else. Has great cling quality, very similar to Motor Honey if they still sell that. Always did the trick for us.


2014 Honda Accord EX-L, CVT 4 cyl.
2009 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4.0L
1986 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brougham-2nd owner (rust free)
Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593215
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Wet side WA
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Hazmat!


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In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
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In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593237
12/03/17 05:49 PM
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out there
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Use it with some oil for chainsaw bar oil.


13 elantra 75k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 9500 miles m1 0w30
Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593254
12/03/17 05:58 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Its great to pre lube an oil pump with.


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87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
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Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593256
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Clovis, CA
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It might make a good assembly lube since it's so thick.

Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593278
12/03/17 06:20 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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I wonder how well it'd do on a bicycle chain? The thicker the better imo so you won't get any sling-off on your pants.


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Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
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Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593285
12/03/17 06:26 PM
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Waterloo, ON
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o-rings on fuel injectors....you have a lifetime supply...


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2006 Pathfinder 4X4
1991 BMW 735iL
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Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593365
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S California
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You could throw a neighborhood party and amaze everyone with the STP screwdriver test.

I'd be willing to bet that you've never been challenged to attempt this test. Now you have everything needed for a good time party.


Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593371
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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all good ideas. my friend told me it is good for worn out manual transmissions.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593386
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S California
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Never put STP in a manual transmission. It shears down too quickly. Stick with a transmission specific oil even if like Honda they sometimes list engine oil as approved. It's the same with engine oil. In a manual transmission it shears down and over time you will experience increased wear that can be avoided by using that transmission specific oil. I use Red Line MT-90 in my Scion xBox and there are other excellent choices.

Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593397
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It's great as a Motorcycle chain lube too.

Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593409
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It works great to lube the ball on my hitch when I tow my camper.

Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593434
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I remember reading this in the “Compleat Idiot” VW repair manual. I believe he said that if your tranny popped out of gear to use the STP and start “saving your bread for a new tranny”...


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2016 Fusion 34 k
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Re: stp oil treatment other uses? [Re: jakewells] #4593442
12/03/17 09:11 PM
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Campbellsville, KY
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The enthusiasts for the Economy garden tractors I've owned two of (non-synchronized 3-speed automotive type transmission) mix it 50/50 with 80w90 or straight in the transmission to help spin the input shaft down faster so gears don't grind when the fluid gets hot. Just an FYI.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

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'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
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