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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4784477 06/12/18 01:32 AM
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Use Mos2 from Liquimoly. Restore seems to clog filters and not yellow metal friendly


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4792480 06/20/18 08:10 PM
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Used it in a 84 ltd v6 with wildly varying compression(had a lope like a cammed v8) the restore evened out the idle a good bit although I used the v8 version instead of the v6 can.good luck

Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4801977 07/01/18 02:30 AM
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Good results for me when used in tired old trucks.

Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4843586 08/18/18 09:25 AM
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So this Engine Restore product is not to be used with full synthetic oils?


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4843628 08/18/18 10:10 AM
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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4846770 08/21/18 05:32 PM
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THis products works to restore compression and produce more power on old engine. However, it may or may not killed cat, because even on my old car, seems the cat just died itself from using normal engine oil without Restore, just half a liter consumption every 500 km from broken valve seals.

Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4847018 08/21/18 09:27 PM
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Since I've posted, I've used it on several lawnmowers. Stopped the smoking on several, smoothed it out, definitely was an improvement.

Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4855670 08/30/18 05:09 PM
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I would not use Restore in a good running engine. I would use it in a worn engine that I am unable or unwilling to rebuild, if I needed to use it for the foreseeable future. It improves compression and reduces oil burning. While it works, the truth is, it's just a band aid for engines that really need to be properly repaired or replaced.


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4857404 09/01/18 07:40 PM
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Calling the company, it has, copper, silver, and lead. They say it's safe for catalytic converters and synthetic oil. However they don't recommend it for cars with variable valve timing as Restore is highly detergent and possibly may loosen crud, sludge, screwing up the variable valve timing. They say the variable valve timing is very sensitive.

Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4857422 09/01/18 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JLawrence08648
Calling the company, it has, copper, silver, and lead. They say it's safe for catalytic converters and synthetic oil. However they don't recommend it for cars with variable valve timing as Restore is highly detergent and possibly may loosen crud, sludge, screwing up the variable valve timing. They say the variable valve timing is very sensitive.


I have a feeling it won't be the "highly detergent" properties freeing something up that messes up the VVT. I have a feeling it will be the copper, sliver, and lead plugging it up. There would be no reason in the world to even consider Restore unless you had a vehicle on its last legs, burning and blowing oil with very little compression.


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: StevieC] #4898166 10/16/18 07:18 PM
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Nice video add man!


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4930602 11/20/18 09:39 PM
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Restore boosted the compression in our old ford rangers 4L.... its gonna tick over 300K in a few miles and it runs nice and smooth with decent power for an old bucket. The restore does make a difference. We got about a 15# boost in compression and it evened out all 6 cyl so it runs a lot smoother.

It isnt a cure but it's a pretty good crutch.

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Project Farm did a video on this product and it brought compression in his old Diesel tractor up from like 130 to 195. It had a major improvement. He tests all kinds of additives in a couple lawnmower engines he always disassembles before and after including a compression test before and after.

One product I've always seen hyped up on here "liquimoly" had absolutely no effect on any of his several tests, although he admitted maybe it needs long term use to have any effect.

I never would have expected the results he got with restore because of all the opinions I've read on here, but I'm ready to possibly try it in my old engines. The Oldsmobile has slightly low/uneven compression (between 130 and 145 psi IIRC). We checked it 12 years ago before installing in my car and again a few years ago and got basically the same results.

I got 10 years out of it without any further degradation so why wouldn't I try a product that is proving to improve compression almost immediately and lasting long term.


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4969623 01/04/19 11:59 AM
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Oh I just realized the video posted is the one I'm talking about. It's not an "ad" though as far as I can tell after watching like 10 of his videos he doesn't seem to be biased or paid for advertising.


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4969669 01/04/19 01:02 PM
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I am glad to see some are coming around to realize its a real and good product.

It is a shame others categorically dismiss ALL additives as "snake oils". Thats simply not true. Restore is one of the good ones.

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