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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: PimTac] #4964457 12/29/18 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
I’m still trying to figure out what is paid for and what is not. A lot of confusion on the saga of this Fiat.


Gas, car payment, maintenance, repairs. It's a sweet deal.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4964492 12/29/18 04:35 PM
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You ACCIDENTALLY dumped it??? You added this stuff few days before an iil change and forgot that you did add it? Makes absolutely 0 sense

Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4964532 12/29/18 05:15 PM
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Just shove a $100 bill down the dipstick tube. That will make that engine quieter.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: parshisa] #4964565 12/29/18 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by parshisa
You ACCIDENTALLY dumped it??? You added this stuff few days before an iil change and forgot that you did add it? Makes absolutely 0 sense


Yup it happened just like that. It's called being human and actually forgetting by accident.


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'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4971777 01/06/19 10:20 PM
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He either had a blonde moment or a senior moment. I once had my tires rotated and balanced only to be back in two days for four new rubbers. It happens.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: Marco620] #4972062 01/07/19 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Marco620
He either had a blonde moment or a senior moment. I once had my tires rotated and balanced only to be back in two days for four new rubbers. It happens.

Exactly what happened... I just plain goofed and didn't think.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4975541 01/10/19 09:03 PM
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You're going to have 535,000 km on line one of your signature and a line through the Caravan, too, at this rate of driving. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: Garak] #4975811 01/11/19 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Garak
You're going to have 535,000 km on line one of your signature and a line through the Caravan, too, at this rate of driving. wink

I know I'm racking up the miles quick at this new job. LOTS of travel but it's ok. Love driving.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #4984940 01/19/19 10:25 PM
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Perfect example of snakeoil.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #5042742 03/14/19 12:19 PM
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Snakeoil or not it would be interesting to have someone do an oil analysis before tribotex then one after tribotex - having driven the same amount of miles each time to see the wear/particles in the oil that would say a lot.

Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: Bman90] #5042763 03/14/19 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Bman90
Snakeoil or not it would be interesting to have someone do an oil analysis before tribotex then one after tribotex - having driven the same amount of miles each time to see the wear/particles in the oil that would say a lot.




It would not be a credible test. You would need to do something long term in order to see a trend. Maybe two identical vehicles with the same type of driving routine, same maintenance etc. A taxi or fleet car would work. Consistent uoa would be done and compared over 50k or 100k to really see anything meaningful.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: Bman90] #5042777 03/14/19 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bman90
Snakeoil or not it would be interesting to have someone do an oil analysis before tribotex then one after tribotex - having driven the same amount of miles each time to see the wear/particles in the oil that would say a lot.

That would do you no good and would be a waste of money and time. One would never test a product like this in the "real world" where there are far too many uncontrolled variables to give a statistically valid result.

As I posted earlier however, there are in fact actual standardized laboratory tests that could prove any claims made by this additive manufacturer (assuming they aren't so vague in the first place to be able to be verified). But like all third party-additive providers either they neglect to perform the tests or they decline to provide the results.

They do this for a reason of course.


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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #5042798 03/14/19 12:48 PM
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I would have thought NASA would have sued them for using their name along with the other companies quoted on their site if they were truly snake oil.
I'm not defending them... Just find it interesting that hasn't happened yet?

Will be interesting to see how it shakes out.

Although I stumbled across this: https://www.fuelsandlubes.com/flo-article/tribotex-named-winner-of-defense-innovation-award-2017/

And this: https://shop.tribotex.com/pages/technical-reports

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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: Marco620] #5049103 03/20/19 03:14 PM
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marco620 - 15 Civic with 221K on it already? How do you like it? I bought a 2015 Civic LX with 22K and it now has 30K. Any trouble spots to look out for? How is the CVT?

Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: StevieC] #5055948 03/27/19 05:49 PM
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to add is anyone here subscribed for a few years to Tribology and Lubrication Technology Magazine? Seems like a professional article that would be interesting to read.

Here is what I found on their FB page https://www.facebook.com/tribotex/photos/a.870386993069103/1198316243609508/?type=1&theater

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