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TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results #4959953 12/23/18 11:12 PM
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Thought this was sort of interesting....



'18 Caravan - 40k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20, Fram Ultra, TC-W3 500:1
'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4960027 12/24/18 01:24 AM
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99 bones LOL
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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4960172 12/24/18 09:25 AM
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I've heard good things about TriboTEX, but $99 is exorbitant.

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Originally Posted by JustN89
I've heard good things about TriboTEX, but $99 is exorbitant.

It supposedly lasts 40,000 miles "the coating" so it's not terrible when amortized over this period I guess. I mean if it does reduce friction for 40,000 mile I guess the wear/tear you save over that time compensates for it?

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4960381 12/24/18 01:38 PM
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I just ordered a tube to try. I got some cash from my cashback rewards on my Mastercard I get yearly at this time. I'll squirt it into the Caravan and see what happens.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4961239 12/25/18 04:36 PM
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Appears to be primarily an Ester product, perhaps similar to what's used in RLI shrug

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4961253 12/25/18 05:07 PM
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Interested but I will stay with Archoil 9300 instead. Lasts for 50k miles so its rated similarly to TriboTEX. Seems all the good oil/additives find esters as their cure to fix problems.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4961256 12/25/18 05:14 PM
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Ripoff for $5 it would be worth trying.

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4961291 12/25/18 06:17 PM
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Amazing Amsoil engineering alone is not enough to reduce the engine wear?

I’d rather get a bottle or two of decent single malt

Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: dogememe] #4961321 12/25/18 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by StevieC
I just ordered a tube to try. I got some cash from my cashback rewards on my Mastercard I get yearly at this time. I'll squirt it into the Caravan and see what happens.
Originally Posted by dogememe
Ripoff for $5 it would be worth trying.

Even if you did what could you conclusively determine by trying it? That is the thing with these additives, for the most part there is nothing the consumer can do to tell if they do anything, good or bad. The additive companies know this and prey on it by making vague claims that can't be proven nor disproven, usually starting off with a lot of "up to" statements. This one in particular throws in the coolio "nano" term to wow the audience and uses the word "can" a lot (not "does").

What's rock stupid about the whole thing is that there are standardized tests that could demonstrate the additive's efficacy but surprisingly they are never published. How odd they don't share such proof with their potential customers.

At least with this juice we do get the page of useless "Reviews", normally called "testimonials".


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4961552 12/26/18 02:24 AM
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I could see this on a worn motor but what problem is this product addressing in a well maintained engine running good oil? Would it not be more cost effective to just tun Redline or Liquid Moly or Amsoil SS or another one of the unicorn tear long OCI brews with a (edit - mod) of esters in it already? There were a few reports of these type of additives causing issues with camshaft position sensors and VVEL actuators as well FYI.

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: parshisa] #4961602 12/26/18 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by parshisa

I’d rather get a bottle or two of decent single malt



^This

If I go this route I won't be able to drive as much as I do now, and it won't matter if my car doesn't last forever... smile

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4962099 12/26/18 08:49 PM
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nano synthetic MSH nano sheets.


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Wonder if they stole these sheets from the "Nano Hotel?" grin2

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Catalyst for what? That's extremely bothersome. ??? crzy

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I used the Diesel tube of the stuff, it did quite the idle down but not enough for me to scream tribotex for the whole world to hear. I also didn’t really see a decrease in wear numbers, I’m sure in a big rig that vibrates and has a lot of engine noise it may have a benefit for any trucker who may be trying to lessen that but then again they may have chose the wrong profession if that’s the case.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4962235 12/26/18 11:44 PM
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Mine is arriving tomorrow. As I have oil temperature and coolant temperature digital read-outs along with what my scangauge shows I will let you know if I see any change after adding it. The temperature is going to be stable over the next couple of days as well.


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