hey guys, i kno that engine additives are junk especially slick 50. but i have been hearing a lot about lucas oils. i kno many people that have used it and had good luck with it. i dont kno if i trust it but what do you guys think?
10-06-2003 12:30 PM
I have heard that in some testing that plain jane old bleach (the kind you wash with) did better in testing than the lucas stuff did.
10-06-2003 12:35 PM
The truth is, that the profit margin on all these "snake oil" additives is so extreme, that even well known top name oils can't resist trying it.
10-06-2003 01:07 PM
i agree that they are snakes. they say they use this stuff in dragster motors and stuff. i doubt it. does lucas have teflon?
10-06-2003 01:26 PM
I used to work for many years in oil refineries setting-up emergence telecommunication systems So over the years I had many opportunities to have lunch with petro chemical engineers and of course the topic was oil additives and here is what they told me. " Never Never Never Never Add Anything to your Oil" All name brand oils a designed to work right up to the second you drain them. I will take advise from the pros any-day vs from the snake oil advertisers
So if you still need to spend some cash better served if you donate the cash to your favorite cause or just keep it in your wallet
10-06-2003 01:34 PM
thanks for the feedback guys! i appreciate it.
10-06-2003 06:51 PM
A word on Teflon additives.
First: your oil filter will remove all traces of it in a few minutes of engine operation, long before it has any chance (if it were possible) to bond to metal. Teflon does not disperse in oil, it remains in suspension to filtered out.
Second: DuPont, the inventor of Teflon spent literally millions of dollars trying to get Teflon coatings to stick to cookware. We all know how well that worked. There is no way, at least in the realm of known science, that pouring a Teflon laced oil additive in to your engine will cause the Teflon to miraculously bond to metal surfaces....absurd.
It is a futile battle trying to convince people this stuff does nothing for their engine. It's like the control group who receives sugar pills, and feels so much better.
10-06-2003 07:05 PM
I sell it at NAPA, but I always tell people that I'm not sure it works if they ask.
The part I think is funny is that the same people who say they don't like to mix brands of oil or change wieghts in a motor WILL ADD LUCAS TO THEIR OIL! ???
Strikes me as odd. Plus it's "100% Petroleum" as per the label. Since I use synthetic, I don't feel the need to downgrade.
10-06-2003 07:11 PM
has there been any proven tests with this stuff? or is it all a marketing ploy?
10-06-2003 07:51 PM
i have often wondered if the additives arn't really parts destroyers in disguise. especially since the 2 cars i used their fuel additive in started running rich afterwards. 1 was a fuel line that split between the intakes on my 4.3 cpi the other the oxygen sensor on the 3.1 i should add that they were both running a little rough before i added it but neither were running rich.
06-09-2006 12:56 PM
I have personally used Lucas in my 71 camaro. I was having issues with it running rough. I added it and within a week or so it started sounding normal again. That was about 1 year ago. She is still running strong. I add as the bottle says every oil change. I love it. I haven't tried others however I will stick with lucas.