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Kreen actually works! #5256695 11/02/19 11:39 AM
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I gotta admit I was skeptical and generally don’t believe in a fix in a can but I’ll be dang. 09 altima that was burning through 3/4 of a quart every 1k like clockwork. I’ve owned the car since new and serviced it every 3750 just like the manual says, quality oil, oem or better filters. Now at 118k I finally did what Nissan couldn’t with kreen. Added half to the tank and half to the sump and let my son run it 1k miles, mostly 80 on the highway to his college and back, changed the oil and hoped for the best. He just pulled back in and I was shocked when I checked the oil at 800 miles to see it maybe used a few ounces, actually not even enough to add but I still did. I’m blown away! I still have another quart and am unsure if I should do it again when it nears the last 1k on the current oil or if to much of a good thing is to much?

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Send that extra quart to me!

How that's CVT holding up?

I love additives!!!


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Re: Kreen actually works! [Re: D1dad] #5256708 11/02/19 11:56 AM
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Nissan replaced the cvt under extended warranty around 20k ago. This car was at Nissan twice for oil consumption and didn’t use the “1 quart per 1k” that Nissan considers excessive. Now ten years later a can of who knows what drastically reduced it.

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Prior to going off to college was the car being short tripped? Glad you found a remedy. grin2


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Re: Kreen actually works! [Re: D1dad] #5256734 11/02/19 12:26 PM
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Good to hear Nissan took responsibility over the Jatco CVT; and you don't have gasoline direct injection, that's win-win.

Let's assume that your original oil consumption issue was due to sticking piston rings from carbon build up.

You see there are many solutions to that problem., ie: Solvents: Kreen, B-12, MMO, Sea Foam; Detergents: Rislone, BG109; Esters: Auto RX Plus; Acids: AC Delco Upper Cylinder Cleaner could have worked in either a piston soak, as a short term flush or in a whole OCI...

Dealerships and their mechanics have an interest in making maximum profit from their customers. They'll probably recommend a ring job, of course most car manufacturer's will consider almost any kind of oil consumption issues as normal and within specifications due to liability - same with recommending any kind of third party additives, which is why pretty much no OEM can ever recommend officially.

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Re: Kreen actually works! [Re: andyd] #5256740 11/02/19 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by andyd
Prior to going off to college was the car being short tripped? Glad you found a remedy. grin2

It was mix of short trips but quite a few trips to my corporate office, Ohio to Stlouis. My opinion is they had this thing tuned super rich from the factory. The tailpipe has always been very black and sooty. When they installed the new tranny they updated the software but it was to late. I think the kreen in the fuel was probably as effective as the in the oil. It’s not perfect but I would have added a half quart or more from 800 highway miles at this point, as opposed to 3 ounces. I think I’ll do another treatment the last 1k on the current change and see if I can maybe curb it once and for all.

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Originally Posted by discountdon
Let's assume that your original oil consumption issue was due to sticking piston rings from carbon build up.


Had to be...what else is Kreen capable of doing?

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Originally Posted by Warstud
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Let's assume that your original oil consumption issue was due to sticking piston rings from carbon build up.


Had to be...what else is Kreen capable of doing?


cleaning and liqueyfing the varnish sludge and sludge in all the nooks and crannies grin2


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Re: Kreen actually works! [Re: D1dad] #5256765 11/02/19 01:11 PM
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Yeah the oil was beyond black when I changed it. Even now there’s some greasy looking smudge when I checked the oil so maybe there’s still some in there working around? I drained it for an hour so i wouldn’t think so.

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Originally Posted by D1dad
Yeah the oil was beyond black when I changed it. Even now there’s some greasy looking smudge when I checked the oil so maybe there’s still some in there working around? I drained it for an hour so i wouldn’t think so.

There's always residual oil left in the engine no matter how long you let it drain. That's mixing in with the clean oil. I would run a shortened OCI after the Kreen treatment. Odds are you'll do some additional cleaning and get any residual junk from the cleaning out.


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Would have been nice to see the filter cut open

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Re: Kreen actually works! [Re: discountdon] #5256886 11/02/19 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by discountdon
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Let's assume that your original oil consumption issue was due to sticking piston rings from carbon build up.


Had to be...what else is Kreen capable of doing?


cleaning and liqueyfing the varnish sludge and sludge in all the nooks and crannies grin2


Marvel Mystery Oil (in the fuel) has an excellent reputation among general aviation piston engine mechanics...

it has been proven to work wonders keeping pistons clean in these engines (which have to deal with a lot of lead)


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Originally Posted by Linctex
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Let's assume that your original oil consumption issue was due to sticking piston rings from carbon build up.


Had to be...what else is Kreen capable of doing?


cleaning and liqueyfing the varnish sludge and sludge in all the nooks and crannies grin2


Marvel Mystery Oil (in the fuel) has an excellent reputation among general aviation piston engine mechanics...

it has been proven to work wonders keeping pistons clean in these engines (which have to deal with a lot of lead)


don't you aviation guys have an oil equivalent to PP/PPU that also claims to keep pistons clean? surely avation lubes are held to a higher standard and more scrutiny.


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Originally Posted by krismoriah72
Would have been nice to see the filter cut open


+1.

Glad to hear the Kreen helped you out.


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