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MotorKote vs Best Line #4616816
12/28/17 02:49 PM
12/28/17 02:49 PM
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TX
2012AccentSE Offline OP
2012AccentSE  Offline OP
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TX
Both of these seem to be boutique additives that actually do what they claim; reduce friction. Opinions? Would you run them?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIEZ58wnUyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8ZKMCfAue4


2008 F150 KR 5.4L 3v
MileSyn blend 5w30
MC 820s
TCW3

2010 Corolla 1.8L
MileSyn blend 5w20
Toyota OEM
Top Tier

2014 CFMoto 650NK
Rotella T6 5w40
CFMoto OEM
Stabil
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4616838
12/28/17 03:05 PM
12/28/17 03:05 PM
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Posts: 443
Connecticut 06033
oilmutt Offline
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Connecticut 06033
NO !


'05 Chevy Malibu 6cyl,119k, Syn. Oil (owned)
'16 Toyota Camry,4cyl 25k Syn oil (leased)
'92 Ford Tempo ,4cly 26k Conv oil (managed)
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4616842
12/28/17 03:09 PM
12/28/17 03:09 PM
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Posts: 683
South Carolina
eyeofthetiger Offline
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South Carolina
YES!


2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0T - Valvoline SynPower 5W-20, Motorcraft FL910S
1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
1986 Ford Ranger 2.0 - uhh
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4616880
12/28/17 03:46 PM
12/28/17 03:46 PM
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Posts: 4,970
MTL, CANADA
Rolla07 Offline
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MTL, CANADA
Nope. I think current engine oils do a plenty good enough job as it is.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4616890
12/28/17 04:01 PM
12/28/17 04:01 PM
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Posts: 7,485
S California
OneEyeJack Offline
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S California
I use just engine oil. I picked an engine oil and now I trust the product to do its job. I don't mix engine oils either and guide my OCI by UOA's.

Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4616903
12/28/17 04:19 PM
12/28/17 04:19 PM
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Posts: 415
TX
2012AccentSE Offline OP
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TX
How effective are these friction tests at determining real world performance of these products? Seems almost unrealistic that regular oil stops the bearing in the machine almost instantly.


2008 F150 KR 5.4L 3v
MileSyn blend 5w30
MC 820s
TCW3

2010 Corolla 1.8L
MileSyn blend 5w20
Toyota OEM
Top Tier

2014 CFMoto 650NK
Rotella T6 5w40
CFMoto OEM
Stabil
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4616936
12/28/17 04:51 PM
12/28/17 04:51 PM
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Posts: 5,178
Tn.
CourierDriver Offline
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Tn.
Many in here use additives,,,many will not say anything due to being jumped on---Me, I'm open to anything that's good for the engine or transmission,,,,Lucas transmission fix has given life to my car,,yes it takes about 4 bottles a year to keep it shifting right,,otherwise , its a 750dollar fix,,amen

Last edited by CourierDriver; 12/28/17 04:54 PM.

turn in your old jackets, shirts and other clothes to a Salvation Army or any homeless shelter this year...
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4616992
12/28/17 06:03 PM
12/28/17 06:03 PM
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Posts: 565
Nebraska
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Nebraska
I have yet to see any OM that recommended oil additives. I wouldn't risk it, motor oil has additive packages built in and more is not always better. I have a Subaru and 2 Hyundais and neither OM recommends the use of any supplemental additives. They design, engineer, test and build them so that is good enough for me.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4617079
12/28/17 07:42 PM
12/28/17 07:42 PM
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Posts: 19,133
Dallas,Tx USA
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Dallas,Tx USA
I've been trying to decide between Lucas,STP,or Prolong. I wonder which one builds the highest film strength? Maybe there's a good Timken bearing lubricity test out there someone can point me too.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4617191
12/28/17 09:06 PM
12/28/17 09:06 PM
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Posts: 6,086
Kalifornia Kollective
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Kalifornia Kollective
Prolong, but it's chlorine based and will acidify oil. Fine for race cars where it's flush after a weekend at the track. But not good on the street frown


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4617255
12/28/17 09:59 PM
12/28/17 09:59 PM
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California
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California
I would never say all are snake oil...but the burden of proof lies with the additive companies to prove otherwise. Some don't look too legit while others are intriguing to me. I have evolved away from them personally due to smart people (on here) that have more experience and knowledge than me.


2014 F-550 PSD..........M1 Delvac ESP 5w-40 + OEM
2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2012 Toyota Sienna LTD 3.5L V6
2003 Dodge Durango R/T 4x4 5.9L V8
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4617304
12/28/17 11:04 PM
12/28/17 11:04 PM
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Posts: 2,453
[email protected] CZ firearm factory
Marco620 Offline
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Lubegard Red was approved for Saab transmission issues. I would probably only use Valvoline Synpower Oil additive(discontinued),Liquimoly MoS2,LM Motor Oil Saver,LM Ceratec,Lubegard Biotech, or Archoil.


15' Civic R18 200,090k 0w20 Redline/Archoil9200/TEIN/Eibach/Injen/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust!
Going for 238,900 milestone. My house to moon is 238,900 miles!
Son of a Navy Corpsman. Support veterans!


Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: aquariuscsm] #4617306
12/28/17 11:05 PM
12/28/17 11:05 PM
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[email protected] CZ firearm factory
Marco620 Offline
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Keep all that garbage away from that gorgeous Z car.


15' Civic R18 200,090k 0w20 Redline/Archoil9200/TEIN/Eibach/Injen/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust!
Going for 238,900 milestone. My house to moon is 238,900 miles!
Son of a Navy Corpsman. Support veterans!


Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4617351
12/29/17 12:19 AM
12/29/17 12:19 AM
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Posts: 7,174
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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Waco, TX
Good oil is all that's needed.

Some additives add TOO MUCH of a good thing,

and actually make things worse...


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: MotorKote vs Best Line [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4617599
12/29/17 09:49 AM
12/29/17 09:49 AM
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South Carolina
bmwtechguy Offline
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South Carolina
There is always a measure of uncertainty when adding something to a fully formulated oil. Where it might help the engine to survive longer during a catastrophic loss of oil pressure, I have to wonder what it does to affect the overall chemistry and effectiveness of the entire oil additive package. I have tried many additives over the years and have had some noticeably good results with a few engine oil additives. The one that I am the most curious about and am considering to test, is called TurboMaxx. I have read a lot and seen some testing and met people that are using the product in their race motors and daily drivers and have yet to hear anything negative about it. I may try some to see what it does. It ain't cheap, though.

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