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Old 11-20-2002, 12:28 PM
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Are oil additives worth the price? I heard the Slick 50 or Dura Lube, I forgot which one, is bad on your motor because it contains Teflon, and it sticks to your motor making it harder to rebuild your motor if needed in the future because of all the buildup of Teflon.But thats probablly a myth. By the way I just recently tried "Restore" and I noticed and increse in power and definately in gas milage(usually avg in town/ highway was 16.8 on average, now getting 18.2)Anyways,anyones oppinion on all additives. Thanks, Steve

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Old 11-20-2002, 12:54 PM
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I can tell you from experience, leave that junk out of your motor.

I remember a while back, even DuPont had confronted the snake oil industry about this saying that teflon does not belong inside internal combustistion engines, and that in order for it to be of any use, the teflon would have to be bonded to the metal to begin with. I don't remember what the melting point of teflon is, but if your engine ever gets that hot, believe me, you have bigger problems.

Back to the personal experience though, I used a product like those that offer "restored performance" and other claims. I didn't notice any difference except when it came time to tear the engine down, it had a nice thick coat of parrifin wax everywhere there was supposed to be oil.
Leave the snake oil out of your engine and on the shelf
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The only time I have ever used restore was this summer in a lawn mower. Mine was stolen so I bought one from a buddy. He ran it all last summer with no air filter It smoked like a freight train. So I took the head off cleaned it cleaned the carb I wiped down the cylinder walls with restore and put some in the crank case and after about two hrs it quit smoking and runs great. But of course its only a push mower!
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I agree with the other's stay away form Slick50.
Try using some Royal Purple Oil its worth the price, I use it in all of my motors,and gear lub.
Marvel Mystery Oil is the only additive I would recommend,4oz to every 10 gal.gas this also takes away spark knock, and is a upper end lub.
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I use BG Products at work in all the dieasel and gas powered engines seems to work really good, been using it for the last 10 years.
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