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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: demarpaint] #4969950
01/04/19 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by demarpaint

...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.


thumbsup

My thoughts as well!


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: gfh77665] #4969997
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Originally Posted by gfh77665
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.


Well, it might be good in some cases, to get another year out a beater that's on the path to the junkyard anyway, but's pretty clear adding Restore to a good condition engine is either useless or harmful.

Last edited by dogememe; 01/04/19 06:57 PM.

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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: dogememe] #4970907
01/05/19 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by dogememe
but's pretty clear adding Restore to a good condition engine is either useless or harmful.


How is that "pretty clear"? Source of that statement?

Restore does not harm anything. Even in older engins that still run pretty well it improves compression.

Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4971485
01/06/19 03:04 PM
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That's kind of my feelings too. I haven't seen any evidence that it does any harm other than in something with vvt.


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Re: Restore engine restorer [Re: JLawrence08648] #4974152
01/09/19 11:29 AM
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I ended up putting a bottle in my Caprice with the 305. We'll see whether I notice any difference. Unfortunately due to weather I wasn't able to do a compression test before. If I end up trying it in my summer car which I know has slightly low compression due to age, I will do a before and after compression test. The Caprice idles smooth as glass so compression is probably fairly even on all 8 cylinders, but it has pretty significant cold start piston slap, and very slight oil usage so it has some wear for sure after 233k miles.


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