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#1167451 - 06/07/08 09:59 AM TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE
FrankP Offline


Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 42
Loc: Northern Minnesotta
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE ITEMS?
DO THEY WORK? WILL THEY CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO AN ENGINE?

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#1167494 - 06/07/08 10:41 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: FrankP]
TurboJim Offline


Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Oregon
Although I've not done a UOA when using Tufoil I've never been able to feel a difference when it's been added to the oil.

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#1167843 - 06/07/08 08:57 PM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: FrankP]
Gillsy Offline


Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 295
Loc: Owego, New York
 Originally Posted By: FrankP
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE ITEMS?
DO THEY WORK? WILL THEY CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO AN ENGINE?
A co-worker and I split the price for a gallon of Tufoil back in the mid/late 80's. I used it in a Diesel Rabbit. It seemed smoother, maybe a little quicker. Who knows? Now I just run Havoline 5w30, and I'm very pleased with it. I just don't think todays oils need help. Some are pretty stout
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#1167879 - 06/07/08 10:05 PM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: Gillsy]
Curtis Newton Offline


Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 787
Loc: Colorado
I have a UOA with Tufoil in our 2004 RX330.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...rue#Post1052763

I run it in both of our cars and I haven't seen it cause any harm, but I also can't point to any gas mileage increase or anything like that. I have run it in our 88 Camry (sold to brother-in-law) and the car just turned 350K, so again, I can't see any long-term harm.
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#1168202 - 06/08/08 01:31 PM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: Curtis Newton]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2075
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Using it in my 89' Camry has NOT given me anything to be happy about. I just noticed nothing different in anyway. With the synthetic oils on the market now I'd just stay away from these supplements that make allot of claims. Be aware that allot of these oil supplements make allot of claims that got them in trouble with the Federal Governemt. Go to the Federal Trade Comission website and use their search engine to find out which products are considered bogus.

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#1173657 - 06/16/08 02:09 PM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: FrankP]
POM Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Norway
 Originally Posted By: FrankP
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THESE ITEMS?
DO THEY WORK? WILL THEY CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO AN ENGINE?


I have been successfully using Tufoil for approximately two years in my BMW520 (1995 European model). My experiences is that Tufoil gives less engine noise, smoother acceleration, measurable better fuel economic and I then believe less engine wear over time.
I know it is almost impossible to convince some people here at this forum to try this Tufoil but this is their “problem”, they will not experience the positive effect this product gives.
Here are some Tufoil users feed-back from the Tufoil home page:
http://www.tufoil.com/successStories.html

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#1174142 - 06/17/08 06:37 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: POM]
jonny-b Offline


Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 1073
Loc: Norway
Well, I tried it in two different diesel cars, back in 1998/1999, and we drove more than 20000 miles with this Tufoil.
In these cars, it did not work in any way.

No reduction in fuelconsumption and no noice reduction.
One of the cars, a Mercedes 300TDT, was also going very warm, and no help in that matter, either.

All in all, really disappointing.

If it gives you good results, be happy about it.

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#1174419 - 06/17/08 02:26 PM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: jonny-b]
Spector Offline


Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 3370
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
It is teflon based if I remember correctly! That in itself tells the story. I swear it ruined my main bearings on an 85 Volvo with only 85,000 miles on it.

Alomost permanetly soured me on any oil or gas additive.

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#1378295 - 02/18/09 06:32 PM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: Spector]
Hethaerto Offline


Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 820
Loc: Tennessee, USA
I wonder if PTFE particles tend to cling or become stuck to engine sludge? I've read that PTFE tends to clog tiny oil passages, and I've also read that Tufoil particles are so small that they won't clog oil passages. I've read great success stories about Tufoil, I've read not so successful stories, like the ones above.

So I'm wondering if Tufoil particles will stick to dirty engine surfaces? Should an engine be thoroughly cleaned out with ARX before installing Tufoil? Would this make any difference in how the Tufoil travels around an engine?
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#1378670 - 02/19/09 05:22 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: Hethaerto]
Spector Offline


Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 3370
Loc: Chattanooga, TN
Well, I swear it caused my Volvo to have pre mature main bearing wear! The teflon is a clue. Snake OIL!!!! Save your money

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#1378741 - 02/19/09 07:47 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: POM]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 4248
Loc: Michigan
 Originally Posted By: POM


I have been successfully using Tufoil for approximately two years in my BMW520 (1995 European model). My experiences is that Tufoil gives less engine noise, smoother acceleration, measurable better fuel economic and I then believe less engine wear over time.



How about getting a UOA or two done and posting them so we can see them and the wear numbers?
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#1378742 - 02/19/09 07:48 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: ZZman]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 4248
Loc: Michigan
The guy who developed that lives not far away. I remember him doing a "Timken" demo with it at a gas station for customers.


Edited by ZZman (02/19/09 07:49 AM)
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#1428392 - 04/08/09 02:10 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: ZZman]
Hethaerto Offline


Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 820
Loc: Tennessee, USA
Here's the Wiki page on the developer of Tufoil.

Tufoil inventor
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#1428394 - 04/08/09 02:36 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: Hethaerto]
Hethaerto Offline


Registered: 09/08/08
Posts: 820
Loc: Tennessee, USA
I'm now running a dose of Tufoil in my Volvo XC70. The Tufoil had a dramatic effect on throttle response and acceleration. However, this dramatic effect lasted about two days.

I began thinking about why the new found power had subsided, and figured that the additive wasn't being distributed around the engine like it was when new. Maybe it was settling in the pan?

So I decided to pour in some Lucas oil snot. I figured that the Lucas might be able to help pick up the additive and deliver it to the top of the engine.

I was right. After installing the Lucas, that original boost of power immediately came back and has stayed 100%. I just finished up a road trip of 1500 miles round trip plus a ton of driving in between.....around 2500 miles of driving on this mixture and the result stayed the same the entire time. MPG went up slightly....27 to 28 @ 65 mph. The car was already running very efficiently.

So, my new found oil love is Castrol Syntec German 0W30/Lucas Synthetic oil snot/Tufoil. Fantastic combination. I couldn't be happier with the consistent and instantaneous power and acceleration.
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#1428653 - 04/08/09 10:24 AM Re: TUFOIL / MOTORKOTE [Re: FrankP]
grease_monkey Offline


Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 325
Loc: oregon
Some of the truckers rave about how it "smooths out " the engine, but the problem with motorkote lays on the back of the bottle under directions for applications. It says "shake well before pouring!" That scares me. Don't know about tufoil

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