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Re: TriboTEX Oil Additive - Testing Results [Re: PimTac] #4964457
12/29/18 03:59 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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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.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
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
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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.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
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.


15' Civic 1.8 i-vtec 222,222+ mi 0w20 Redline/Redline CVT/Archoil9100/TEIN/Eibach/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust/87 E0 fuel/Yokohama
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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.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
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.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
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
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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

Last edited by StevieC; 03/14/19 12:57 PM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
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?

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