Recent Topics
sonata plastic fork starter failed three times.
by JustinH. 12/15/18 09:17 AM
HVAC Problems
by WTJackalope. 12/15/18 09:15 AM
Rough Idle after short trip
by Datarock. 12/15/18 09:07 AM
Homelite 360
by mobilaltima. 12/15/18 09:04 AM
Lovin' the Etec!
by IndyFan. 12/15/18 06:10 AM
Air Impact Wrench
by BenZahel. 12/15/18 05:19 AM
Luber finer 750 bypass oil filter info
by BigRich954. 12/15/18 03:59 AM
Ford Pickup Front Wheel Bearings 2WD
by benjamming. 12/14/18 10:52 PM
GMC oil fill tube
by Redright9. 12/14/18 10:24 PM
Where do I buy Toto toilets? That has them!
by Vern_in_IL. 12/14/18 10:04 PM
Best filter cutter for the price?
by DONWATERS. 12/14/18 09:38 PM
5W-40 vs 10W-30 for a 2018 Audi A4
by jcr1293. 12/14/18 09:25 PM
Gave up on quadrajet electric choke today...
by leroyd92. 12/14/18 08:54 PM
2015 Odyssey - Which synthetic ATF?
by AngryScientist. 12/14/18 07:56 PM
Hyundai extended my warranty
by ernied. 12/14/18 07:33 PM
2016 Traverse 6350mi Schaeffers 9000 5W30
by chevman4life. 12/14/18 07:21 PM
Oil filter for Canadian winter
by Popsy. 12/14/18 06:11 PM
Newest Members
NEKGuy, Deltafaatl, wsalopek, jcr1293, maxwellk
66684 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
84 registered members (53' Stude, amblerman, antonmnster, A310, 69GTX, 7 invisible), 1,904 guests, and 38 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,101
Posts4,927,813
Members66,684
Most Online2,553
Oct 27th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
AutoRX -- verdict? #4614819
12/26/17 03:30 PM
12/26/17 03:30 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,011
America
Alfred_B Offline OP
Alfred_B  Offline OP
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,011
America
I was cleaning up my oil supplies the other day and came across a bottle of AutoRX. I think I purchased it about 10 years ago based on advice/promotion on BITOG. Bought 2 bottles, used one in a car that I no longer have and forgot about the second bottle.

I don't think there was any benefit out of it except making my wallet skinnier.

So, what happened to the stories about AutoRX. Is it still around, or was it exposed as a scam, and the seller expelled from BITOG?

Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4614865
12/26/17 04:20 PM
12/26/17 04:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 3,292
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
JC1 Offline
JC1  Offline
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 3,292
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
I don't think there was any benefit out of it except making my wallet skinnier.


I still have a bottle left as well.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4614908
12/26/17 04:50 PM
12/26/17 04:50 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,121
Upstate NY
Donald Offline
Donald  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,121
Upstate NY
I think it works in some sludge situations and not in others. Also some have used it in transmissions.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4614966
12/26/17 05:43 PM
12/26/17 05:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
S California
OneEyeJack Offline
OneEyeJack  Offline
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
S California
Simple. Follow instructions. It works, probably best on really badly sludged engines. Auto-RX has had a rocky time here on BITOG. The owner is was not good at PR but is, in fact, an excellent chemist.

Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4614990
12/26/17 06:09 PM
12/26/17 06:09 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,409
Kansas
Kruse Offline
Kruse  Offline
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,409
Kansas
You CANNOT get an unbiased and objective answer to your post. Doing so will get you a ban, or at the very least, a vacation.
Please see the comment in the very top subject in the "OTC and Third Party Oil Additives" on this site.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3180380/Auto-Rx#Post3180380

Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Kruse] #4615253
12/26/17 10:39 PM
12/26/17 10:39 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 5,427
Canada
expat Offline
expat  Offline
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 5,427
Canada
Originally Posted By: Kruse
You CANNOT get an unbiased and objective answer to your post. Doing so will get you a ban, or at the very least, a vacation.
Please see the comment in the very top subject in the "OTC and Third Party Oil Additives" on this site.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3180380/Auto-Rx#Post3180380


Exactly!

"I removed my thread concerning Auto-Rx because of some of the comments made were taking it off topic. There has been enough said about Auto-Rx. I do not want bashing or flaming of any person or product. Flaming or bashing people or products will result in being given a vacation.

Helen"

So what does that suggest? ontome

Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4615524
12/27/17 08:49 AM
12/27/17 08:49 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 5,951
Illinois
SHOZ Offline
SHOZ  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 5,951
Illinois
It worked great in a Taurus SHO with the V6 Yamaha motor. Badly smoking and using a quart of oil every 500 miles. When I got done with two treatment it was down to a quart every 3000 miles. Took about 6k miles for that to happen.

That was the old formula. Apparently it has changed?


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4615578
12/27/17 09:57 AM
12/27/17 09:57 AM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 20,586
MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
Trav  Offline
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 20,586
MA, Mittelfranken.de
The full bottles I had leftover that I couldn't give away went in the trash. I hope that answers your question.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4617525
12/29/17 08:56 AM
12/29/17 08:56 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 19,206
Sunny Florida
SteveSRT8 Offline
SteveSRT8  Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 19,206
Sunny Florida
Originally Posted By: Alfred_B

I don't think there was any benefit out of it except making my wallet skinnier.


seemed to do that part very well. Buy Kreen and get real results fast


"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4623587
01/04/18 09:39 AM
01/04/18 09:39 AM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 5
Minnesota
oilymikey Offline
oilymikey  Offline
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 5
Minnesota
This product has for the most part worked for me.

In my Audi 100 2.8 12v, which I believe has suffered from maintenance neglect by a prior owner, cylinder compression went from an average of 100 psi before treatment to an average of 169 psi after treatment with a very noticeable increase in power output. No sludge was present on the top end before treatment; however, I removed the lower pan after treatment to replace a leaky gasket and found minor sludge there with evidence that it was cleaning up. However, this engine was consuming 1 qt. of oil per 600 miles; that did not change; it remains an oil burner. I imagine the cylinder/rings are simply badly worn.

On my A8 4.2 brief valve noise upon cold startup disappeared with treatment of ARX.

Would I have achieved the same end with some other product? Probalbly, however, ARX is the only one I have tried so I am unable to comment beyond that.

Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Alfred_B] #4623854
01/04/18 01:23 PM
01/04/18 01:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 19,520
Iowegia - USA
MolaKule Offline
MolaKule  Offline
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 19,520
Iowegia - USA
Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
I was cleaning up my oil supplies the other day and came across a bottle of AutoRX. I think I purchased it about 10 years ago based on advice/promotion on BITOG. Bought 2 bottles, used one in a car that I no longer have and forgot about the second bottle.

I don't think there was any benefit out of it except making my wallet skinnier.

So, what happened to the stories about AutoRX. Is it still around, or was it exposed as a scam, and the seller expelled from BITOG?


The product actually worked when using the explicit instructions.

It is a combination of esters to be used for the slow cleaning of a sludged engine and for seal conditioning.

No need to attempt to bring up controversial discussions, as that is past history.

Last edited by MolaKule; 01/04/18 01:24 PM.

Scars remind us of where we have been, but do not have to dictate where we are going.
Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: MolaKule] #4624421
01/05/18 12:11 AM
01/05/18 12:11 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 26,241
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Garak Offline
Garak  Offline
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 26,241
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
From what little I've read about AutoRX, it would seem it was one of those products, as you indicate, where following the instructions correctly was essential, and the instructions were well thought out, rather than simply being marketing blurbs. It does show that at least some additive people do give some thought as to the chemistry of fully formulated motor oils.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: Trav] #4624532
01/05/18 06:30 AM
01/05/18 06:30 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 59
New York City
ThankYouma Offline
ThankYouma  Offline
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 59
New York City
Originally Posted By: Trav
The full bottles I had leftover that I couldn't give away went in the trash. I hope that answers your question.


I saw this some time too late! I'd have purchased those off your hands and gave it a whirl

Re: AutoRX -- verdict? [Re: ThankYouma] #4625545
01/06/18 05:32 AM
01/06/18 05:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 30,984
NY
demarpaint Offline
demarpaint  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 30,984
NY
Originally Posted By: ThankYouma
Originally Posted By: Trav
The full bottles I had leftover that I couldn't give away went in the trash. I hope that answers your question.


I saw this some time too late! I'd have purchased those off your hands and gave it a whirl


I might have some of the old formula laying around in the basement I'd sell. PM me if you're interested and I'll have a look for it.


God Bless Our Troops


BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™