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Old 02-07-2005, 09:00 PM
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Engine Restore

Okay so i just bought a 65 comet. yes another comet, one is never enough. So this ones has a 289 2 barrel. anyway i got it started and it is burning. i haven't had time to run a compression check and do a leak down test. so i was wondering if Engine Restore would help raise compression and stop burning oil. I do have a set of fully rebuilt 289 heads. So if i do find out it is the valve guides I can just swap the heads. My main Question was if Engine restore is a quality product.

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Old 02-07-2005, 10:03 PM
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I used that (blue liquid in a silver can?) stuff in my really tired 235 before I rebuilt it and it definitely did what it says it will. Cut my oil consumption to one quart every 2 weeks instead of weekly and gave me a definite power boost. I think it is a worthwhile temporary patch.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:09 PM
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Yeah that engine restorer really helps a tired old engine. I put some in my old 305 and i could tell a difference even though it leaked it out within the next couple of days.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. also around what should my cylinder psi be around.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:54 AM
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no motor up! (joking)

come on ! be smart! dont waste your money.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for the info guys. also around what should my cylinder psi be around.
If your engine is tired enough to need Restore, don't fret about cylinder pressure!! Restore will get you by for a little while so you can plan your rebuild but it won't work miracles.
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:31 AM
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oil additives

In years past I have had a couple vehicles that had tired engines in them, and needing to get some extra mileage out of them, added a bottle of Slick 50. I discovered that the oil pressure in both engines went up in excess of 15 lbs, and oil burning and consumption dropped off dramatically. It could have been my imagination, but I could also swear both engines even picked up a little pep out of it. You might give it a try. I sure couldnt complain about the results.

Your compression, according to my books, should be 150 PSI.

PS; I ran both engines for over a year, and the Slick 50 hung in there, the one treatment was all that was needed. One car I sold an the other I rebuilt.
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:21 AM
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LOL, you gotta be kiddin!!!!

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