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Addatives: what do you use?

Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by aldive, December 8, 2004.

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  1. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Addativs: what do you use? Do you use oil, fuel,other addatives? Why do you use them? What results have you gotten?
     
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  3. JDraper

    JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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    I use NO additives. IMHO, most of the additives on the market are snake oil if you have a properly tuned and maintained vehicle. Now, octane boosters and lead additives can be necessary for older motors that pre-date unleaded fuel, but other than that......
     
  4. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Additives that I use:

    Oil: none
    Fuel: Sea Foam, Fuel Power
    Tranny: none
    Rear end: none, not even friction modifier
    Power steering
     
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    Additives, I Use:
    If buis was good for the month a half gallon of Skyy works, if real good: grey goose is best.
    If just so so, whatever is on sale
     
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    Critical_Level2 Well-Known Member

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    I use seafoam every 15k, and lucas injector cleaner every 6k miles. So far this has kept the motor from making the marble noise inherrent to the ohv.
     
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    I have used some Lucas products, namely the tranny and power steering stuff with very good results. Also trans-lube is good stuff too. Lots of trans. rebuilders put these in all of thier rebuilds. Other than that, I like mobil1 synth. products. Took me awhile to be convinced, but Im a true synth. devotee now.
    MCTOY
     
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    Seafoam only....and pretty much in anything!

    i've been pondering the Lucas Oil Stabilizer but have seen a test on site somewhere how how it oxidizes the oil :(
     
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    Go to bobistheoilguy.com for all information regarding addatives. Lucas tends to foam...Very bad.

    A good synthetic oil will do better than anything you could add. Mobil 1 seems to be the best compromise of value and performence. I had an oil analysis of a 5k mile oil change on my GTP with outstanding results.

    I use Techron every 5k in the gas for the injectors. THATS IT.

    I will try some seafoam some day to clean my chambers though.
     
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    i use gasline anti freeze but really i havent had any gas freezing problems so looks like its working.....or im wasting my friends anti-freeze (hehehe)
     
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    gasline antifreeze is a must up here in the winter, lucas fuel injector cleaner every now and then. thats about it.

    i tried prolong in my old broncoII ... the tranny lube helped my a4ld limp out another 10k and the engine lube improved start time and thorttle response.... but i wouldnt use that in anything that isnt showing wear....
     
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    My thoughts exactly, none in my baby either ;)
     
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    MONMIX I fix dents Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    fuel injector cleaner with every oil change ( when I remember )
    ( the injector cleaner that is )

    I have noticed no harm, but no real benefit or gain either, but I suppose that is the point exactaly.
     
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    Southern Comfort and moonshine.
     
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    Oil: Auto-Rx every 25,000 miles
    Fuel: Berryman's B12 every oil change
    Transmission: None
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    Power Steering: Synthetic P/S fluid, no additives
    Intake: Seafoam
     
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    F14CRAZY To the flo...

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    Sea Foam through the intake and sometimes in the engine oil before i do an oil change (a day maybe), and Techron synthetic fuel additive sometimes.
     
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    Fuel Power in fuel, Lube Control in oil, tranny, PS. Best stuff out there. Works different than other products. Dissolves carbon into a lubricant substance, pretty amazing stuff. Lucas will never touch my vehicle as it makes the oil thicker which can be very bad.

    LC/FP all the way, no need for anything else!
     
  18. X~FACTOR

    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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    I use none right now. I'm scared to do more harm than good but Seafoam is sounding pretty good right now. I'll probably give it a try. :thumbsup:
     
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    additives

    Marvel oil in gas and oil
     
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    I have read else where that additives can cause problems in the long run. Some contain teflon which from what I have read will gum up the motor. I pulled my motor at 220K and it looked like someone spay painted the inside of my motor with bedliner. I used to just pick up stuff off the shelf and give it a whirl. From now on its Mobile 1 and Sea Foam. You can get it at Auto Zone now. You can put sea foam in gas, oil, intake and they even make one for the trans.
     
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    None in the oil, only mobil syth.
    Trans, some lucas, soon to be replaced with lube guard
    diff's, none, haven't changed the fluid yet, I hear their good for a 100K??
    power steering, some lucas as well
    Fuel, valvoline fuel system
     






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