Since you lost that argument....Getting back on track, I used Lucas oil stabilizer in my old cavalier. 2k miles later my camshaft and lifters took a dirt nap. Would not reccomend...Looks like another thread going out of control. I started it to see what I could learn. But besides Fred, so far not much.
Interesting how much did you use? I've never had a problem with it I only use it in vehicles that burn oil though.Since you lost that argument....Getting back on track, I used Lucas oil stabilizer in my old cavalier. 2k miles later my camshaft and lifters took a dirt nap. Would not reccomend...
Like this thread? LolI don't use the Internet to argue with wackos. I only use it to gather information. When it becomes clear the source is bogus, I move on.
I used exactly the recommended amount stated on the bottle. It was burning a bit of oil, about 1 quart between 5k mile changes.Interesting how much did you use?
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I've walnut blasted my intake valves before but I'm still thinking about setting up a WMI system using the wiper fluid bottle as a reservoir. More for valve cleaning but the octane boost is nice too. I think I'll add the nozzle somewhere upstream before the FMIC. Probably a good thing to try to invest on a decent OCC.There's also the issue if direct injected engines' valves even get cleaned. There's a Ford patent out on (I think) retarding the intake cam enough so fuel can wash over it but I don't believe it's on my 3cyl.
Yea I found that out after I used a whole bottle in one tank. Whoops LOL.Redline is excellent but expensive. Very concentrated though.
There's a few:Do you have any idea on where you saw this patent? I'd be interested to see what their solution is.
if you use a good quality oil it will help to clean your engine no need to flush unless the oil has not been changed as recommended if this is the case it's too late flushing won't helpAdditives and flushes. Fuel, oil, or coolant. There is already a "fuel injection cleaner" thread but this one can go further.
ATM my interest is motor flushes. Some people say DON'T YOU DARE but others do it anyway. Motor Medic contains no. 2 diesel and kerosene. Sounds wild.
my focus calls for 5w 20 if you have some engine wear then 5w 30 is finePersonally the only additive I use in my own vehicles when it comes to engine oil are products like Lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer.
I have used Lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer or a product similar to it for well over a decade and it definitely helps with oil burning especially for the first couple thousand miles until it starts to break down.
I do want to make it clear though I only use if it burns oil.
I use Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 synthetic in all of my vehicles.
You say stick to your own car what if I own a lot of cars?
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Dang, they've had those since 1999 and 2005.
Definitely don't agree for multiple reasons.my focus calls for 5w 20 if you have some engine wear then 5w 30 is fine
5w 30 is too heavy for the tight tolerance in the new engines if you need to use the 5w 30 do so for one change then go back to 5w-20. 5w 30 is not recommended at every oil channge.
If you believe that you didn't read the links I posted.no need to flush unless the oil has not been changed as recommended if this is the case it's too late flushing won't help
We go further than 25k miles.... I do 80k mile services with amsoil on my truck. Verified with lab testing samples.With further reading, I conclude that flushes work for most people, but an unlucky few suffer major engine failure. One person even claimed it can happen with Marvel Mystery Oil in the crankcase. Very unlucky I would say.
One mechanic made interesting remarks about flushes, and MMO:
The takeaway for me is, be cautious what I undertake, and careful how I do it.
Semi trucks go 25,000 miles between oil changes. To make a profit, truckers stay on the road and out of the shop. If they can do it, why not I. They're pros, they know. Car mechanics, OTOH, don't want any accusation of liability from customers, so they keep preaching the 3,000 mile oil change religion.
My truck never goes over 165 coolant temp or 205 oil temp unless I’m running over 75mph or pulling a long extended mountain like the Rockies or donner pass or others like that.Too much opinion and not enough fact.
Engine coolant should be 165°F to 185°F for Detroit Diesels or 180°F to 200°F for most others. Turbo-charged engines tend to run hotter, especially in warmer climates, climbing to as high as 215°F. If it ever hits 220°F, call maintenance.