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Old 10-08-2005, 10:39 AM
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Engine restore Does it work?

does using Engine Restore acually do anything for an engine with lots of miles on it?

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Old 10-08-2005, 11:08 AM
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does using Engine Restore acually do anything for an engine with lots of miles on it?
I have seen it do some amazingly incredible things on several occasions. Never had a problem with it, always good results.
The closest thing to overhaul-in-a-can.
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Gimme a break , all it does is lighten your wallet, a lot like Slick 50 and all the other "snake oil" additives.

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302----I bet you are still using non detergent oil and bias ply tires too..... lol
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I have used it b4 and have seen improvement. I guess the real test would be take a motor that is high mialage say over 100k, do a compression test, change oil and add engine restore, then wait like 2k miles and recheck compression to see if it helped restore the compression like it is supposto.
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yeah, it works somewhat. I'm not sure its going to do anything for a knocking rod, but it does help out with oil consumption and poor compression due to pitted bores. There are, of course, a lot of things its not going to help with that you see a lot of in older motors, such as valve seals that are gone, sloppy timing, worn bearings, out of round bores etc. If you're chewing through oil and need to buy yourself some time, by all means, spend the 5 bucks and see if it helps. At that point you really have nothing to lose anyway.

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yeah, it works somewhat. I'm not sure its going to do anything for a knocking rod, but it does help out with oil consumption and poor compression due to pitted bores. There are, of course, a lot of things its not going to help with that you see a lot of in older motors, such as valve seals that are gone, sloppy timing, worn bearings, out of round bores etc. If you're chewing through oil and need to buy yourself some time, by all means, spend the 5 bucks and see if it helps. At that point you really have nothing to lose anyway.

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Sam Kinison singing "Wild Thing" is on right now. I know it has nothing to do with this,but figured you all would want to know.




OOOOHHHHHH OOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sam Kinison singing "Wild Thing" is on right now. I know it has nothing to do with this,but figured you all would want to know.

OOOOHHHHHH OOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well thank you, but NOOOOOOOOOO.

I bet he isn't singing where he lives now.
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Well thank you, but NOOOOOOOOOO.

I bet he isn't singing where he lives now.
maybe he needs some restore, sam would like that joke
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I have used restore on a couple of high mileage motors. It worked just fine. On a slant 6 I had between 90 and 130 for compression readings and after I got 125+ on all cylinders.

It will not restore leaky gaskets or help knocking rods, or extreme oil burners. ..
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302----I bet you are still using non detergent oil and bias ply tires too..... lol
Ha ha, very funny.....NOT!! I just do not believe in stop gap measures to deal with engine problems. Pour in "snake oil" additives are a pet peeve for me. Sure some work somewhat by raising the oil viscosity to the point where the oil control rings can again somewhat control the oil...for a short time. An additive that claims to bond to metal or fill microscopic voids in metal are a bunch of baloney, plain and simple.

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I tried it once in a tired 305. It seemed to help on oil consumption and smokin a bit. To me it felt like the engine had a little more power. Its not gonna work miracles. But Id try it if your trying to get as many miles as you can before you have to rebuild the engine.


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does using Engine Restore acually do anything for an engine with lots of miles on it?
I used to make fun of it too until a mechanic friend convinced me to try it. He was a retired GM mechanic that didn't normally believe in "snake oil" either. It didn't do much after the first 500 miles like they claimed but by the time I hit 1,000 I could tell a definite difference. I started using it around 140,000 miles in my LeSabre, I now use it religiously and will roll over 182,000 this week. NO, it will NOT fix a motor that's just plain worn out or has rods knockin' to get out but it DID cut my oil consumption in half, raise my MPG's back up 1-2 MPG, give it a noticeable improvement in power almost back to where it was a few years ago and it quieted it down. For a motor that's just plain worn out don't bother but for one that's still tickin' along with a ton of miles that's showin' it's age but is still too good to replace, rebuild or retire it's absolutely worth it if you plan to drive it into the ground. I don't weigh the cost against the price of an oil change or gas saved. I weigh it against the cost of a new car and monthly car payments, It costs me about an extra $65 a year for the Restore, it probably saves me about that much in gas and oil so that's a wash but when you compare that to an average monthly car payment...... Laugh all you want guys, I'm a believer.
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The air filter hose on my T-bird popped loose & it ran like that for possibly a month, followed by a fairly large increase in oil consumption. I put a can of Restore in it, not really believing it would do much, but over the next year or two, the oil consumption decreased noticeably, although not to the original level. I usually pass "snake oil" claims off as BS, but this stuff actually appears to do some good.
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