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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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      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......
       
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      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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      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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      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
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      Power Steering: Synthetic P/S fluid, no additives
      Intake: Seafoam
       
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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!
       
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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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      You know that marvel does thin oil out considerably? We used to use it to clean our hands off at the end of the day in the shop. FYI
       
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      I noticed the same with Sea Foam when I put it in my wife car. But I did replaces the oil after a couple of days. It ran out like water.
       
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      Yeah the way I understand it is your only suppose to run seafoam in the crank for about 500 miles or something. I don't really remember the exact number but it wasn't long.
       
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      Guess I should read the destructions once in a while.
       
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      Lucas injector cleaner. Might try sea foam next time.
       

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