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Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! #4728973
04/16/18 02:50 PM
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addyguy Offline OP
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Canadian Tire has decided to get back into the oil and gas additives game big-time. They used to market oil treatments, but stopped for a while, and have again decided they are profitable.

The most recent ones out are direct Lucas Oil clones - they have a upper-cylinder lubricant just like the Lucas product; and they also have a couple of Lucas-like oil stabilizers.

What caught my attention is the claim on their synthetic oil stabilizer:

"Helps eliminate noise and wear associated with lightweight motor oils"

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/motomaster-synthetic-oil-stabilizer-946-ml-0380067p.html#srp

See? Thin oils ARE bad for engines, and CT can help fix that!


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Re: Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! [Re: addyguy] #4728975
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I wonder how long before they get a cease and desist letter from the oil company attorneys?


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Re: Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! [Re: addyguy] #4728978
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So, you buy the lightweight oil and their stabilizer instead of just buying heavier oil.

Makes total sense to me! Although I prefer the idea of buying 20W50 and thinning it out with MMO to save money...


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Re: Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! [Re: PimTac] #4728979
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
I wonder how long before they get a cease and desist letter from the oil company attorneys?

Those oil companies are making the snake oil for them...


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Re: Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! [Re: addyguy] #4728983
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I wonder if it is synthetic oil stabilizer or syntetic oil stabilizer. I'm going to bet it is the latter, and is just 50w dino oil as opposed to a TBN additive or something of that nature.

Dude, this product exists to silence beaters during the test drive/auction. Why else would you want to "stabilize" your oil?

EDIT: Could we get the MSDS for this?

Last edited by maxdustington; 04/16/18 02:59 PM.

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Re: Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! [Re: addyguy] #4728984
04/16/18 02:59 PM
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Great White North.. eh
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Originally Posted By: addyguy
Canadian Tire has decided to get back into the oil and gas additives game big-time. They used to market oil treatments, but stopped for a while, and have again decided they are profitable.

The most recent ones out are direct Lucas Oil clones - they have a upper-cylinder lubricant just like the Lucas product; and they also have a couple of Lucas-like oil stabilizers.

What caught my attention is the claim on their synthetic oil stabilizer:

"Helps eliminate noise and wear associated with lightweight motor oils"

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/motomaster-synthetic-oil-stabilizer-946-ml-0380067p.html#srp

See? Thin oils ARE bad for engines, and CT can help fix that!


hallelujah! CT has put this thin/thick oil topic to rest. Finally!! happy


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Re: Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! [Re: addyguy] #4729088
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I would cross motomaster off of my products list.


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Re: Motomaster oil stabilizer & thin oils damage, LOL! [Re: addyguy] #4729097
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Originally Posted By: addyguy
Canadian Tire has decided to get back into the oil and gas additives game big-time. They used to market oil treatments, but stopped for a while, and have again decided they are profitable.

We should all write them letters (well emails, I guess) and suggest to them if Motomaster oil is so unstable, it would be better to try a different brand instead of a band aid fix from the original brand. Canadian Tire does have a few useful additives on the shelf, but as it is, they're already surrounded by garbage that no one needs. A few PEA products, a ZDDP additive or two, and potentially a solvent flush for those who are willing to take the chance, and maybe the appropriate Rislone additive, would pretty much cover any eventuality.


Plain, simple Garak.

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