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Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) #4923792
11/14/18 07:53 AM
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Yes.
STP a long time ago
A teflon based one a long time ago
Engine Restore
Gunk Motor Flush
Risilone
Bars Leak engine seal repair products

Last edited by ZZman; 11/14/18 07:55 AM.

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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923803
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Yes, when I did not know better.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923805
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No. ZERO reason to use such oil additives in modern cars.

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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923826
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I used some and now wish I hadn't...I don't think they ended up doing any harm, but I also think I spent money for nothing.
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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923844
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Added a pint off MMO to thin 20w50 for 2 winters . Worked fine grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923845
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I sure did. STP oil treatment about 35 years ago.
It was kind of like pouring really thick honey out of a bottle.
I would not even think of using an additive now because oils are really good these days


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2014 Camry 37k Havoline 5w20
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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923874
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Liqui-Moly Oil Saver to stop a front cover leak on a 3.0 Duratec. Worked very well; fixing the leak “properly” would have been an expensive proposition.

Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923879
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Yes. Off the top of my head spanning over 4 decades: MMO, Kreen, STP decades ago, Biotech EP, #132, MoS2 briefly, and Hyper Lube Zinc Replacement.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923880
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Yeppers... used "Prolong Engine Treatment" in a 1990 Mitsubishi Mirage . Car went over 300k miles. But i don't think it was due to the Prolong used.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923883
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Yep,first one was stp oil treatment back in the late 70's I had a 68 impala burnt about a quart of oil a week (my first car). The stp as I remember did cut it down by about half and less blue smoke too . smile
Over the years iv'e tried mmo, rislone, and maybe a few others for sticky lifters all seemed to have helped some.


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97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923908
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Molykote molybdenum engine oil additive. It quiets down the valve clatter on my '95 Miata. Don't know or care about any other claims or reduced wear, etc.


2014 Passat Wolfsburg, 1995 Miata.
Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923924
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Back in 70 and 80's used stp in my old MG's.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4923996
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In my Sable, I used MMO once or twice, replacing 1 quart of oil, for a 3k-4k mile OCI. Seemed to help clean things up a bit.

I've run a few light doses of LiquiMoly MOS2 in my Fusion. Light dose meaning 1/3 of a bottle added to oil, instead of a full bottle.
I also ran one OCI with a bottle of Lubegard BioTech in my Fusion.

In the past, I ran all sorts.. can't really say if they helped or hurt, but I wouldn't use them again unless there was some definite benefit.


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2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 61,000mi
Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4924014
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ON, Canada eh?
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I've tried just about everything out there and nothing seems to make a difference for the cost plus now that I know it can upset an oils performance I don't do it any longer.


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'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535k KM (Dead) - AMSOIL SS 0w30
Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4924028
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I also remember using a quart of some liquid that was gray in color. I think it was graffite based. Not sure what it was called.

Last edited by ZZman; 11/14/18 11:40 AM.

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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4924099
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Yes...
Marvel Mystery Oil (still use, but rarely)
TufOil (don't use in the engine anymore but it's good for open gearboxes and general lubrication)
Slick 50 (about 30 years ago)
that's it

I have learned this: in a clean and healthy engine, driven normally, using quality oil of the correct viscosity... no oil additives are needed. Period.

Last edited by DGXR; 11/14/18 12:49 PM.

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2006 Tacoma 2.7 2wd access cab
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2003 Honda XR400R
Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4924200
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One I got the MSDS statement on indicating it had anti-ageing chemicals & anti-wear/friction ONLY.
Knowing what is in it helps understand what it can do.
Also, its important to only add it half-way or 3/4-way through an oil change interval as the original chemicals break down.
Berryman Engine Oil Extender:

Petroleum Oil... 64742-65-0... 45-55% (Group II neutral oil)
Polybutylene Succinimide confidential... 9-12% (VII and dispersant)
Dialkylated Diphenylamine... 68411-46-1... 6-10% (Antioxidant)
Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphate proprietary... 2-5% (ZDDP - Anti-Wear)
Organomolybdenum Complex proprietary... 1-2% )(MoDTC, friction Modifier)

Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4924372
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Liquimoly Motor Oil Saver for leaks

Archoil 9100, 9200, and 9300 now but have used lubegard biotech and liquimoly ceratec.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4931354
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Originally Posted by ZZman
I also remember using a quart of some liquid that was gray in color. I think it was graffite based. Not sure what it was called.


That stuff is called Krex. We used it with every oil change at a chevy dealer I worked at years ago. It had some deal that if you used that product you automatically got some kind of tire warranty that would last for a certain amount of time.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4932719
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Yes

STP
Pro-Ma - a micronized lead/tin/copper that did really well on the one armed bandit.
PMT - a Teflon based lube in the '80s (NASA on the logo) it certainly DID increase compression and lower oil consumption.
Nulon E10 - a Teflon based lube, added to a ford 250 ci six with a gazillion miles on it. halved consumption
Slick 50 - did nothing, while the other two did something
Lucas - because it has no additives, I used it in turbine maintenance
Morey's (Lucas with antimony additives).
Lanolin (while I was waiting for my autoRX)
Auto-Rx - did nothing
Ethyl ester of rapeseed oil (I made that myself from scratch, about a gallon - a bit similar to a Scheaffer product give or take) it did some cleaning, but I got scared of the potential seal issues)
Rislone
Canola oil (cheapest additive I've used - nothing blew up which clearly vouches for it's superiority)

Early on, diesel, to help desludge engines...again nothing blew up, but I couldn't dismantle enough stuff to get the gallon of black goo out of it.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4939296
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Restore.

Excellent product with documented results.

Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4954610
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Only once and that was back in late 70's probably about 77 or 79, I had a big 1975 Gran Torino 351W and it developed a rear seal leak ,dumped in a bottle of STP oil leak stop to slow down the leak buy a few weeks until I could afford to get the seal replaced. The stop leak slowed the leak down a great deal and I drove it around for about 6 weeks and then had the rear seal replaced. The STP stopleak was a band aid nothing more,but in my case it did what it was suppose to do, Certainly not a long term fix.If something leaks the leak needs to be properly repaired Period!, But a leak stop can certainly buy some time until proper repair can be made.


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Re: Have you ever used a motor oil additive? Which one(s) [Re: ZZman] #4954953
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