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Old 12-30-2007, 01:18 PM
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Hmmmmmmmm just leave it on the lift and not use it would ext. the engine life.lol
Having a Active Thunder tow you around keeps the hours down also.
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Do any of the motor oil manufactures make any of the oil additives

Why dont they allready put it in there higher grade oils
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Im watching Speed Week...ZMAX..they talk about on how well this product has been tested and works. They even show how well it works on an air cooled aircraft 4 cyl..extended life 50%, along with some hi-reving big blocks. This product supposedly soaks in the metal..helps dispurse carbon deposits..engines, trannies, rear ends and so on..different then other products...showed many samples and torture tests...NOW...dont flame me, just trying to learn and help make my engines live as long as possible. I use in all my diesel trucks a product called Dura Lube, have for years. I have some Ford 6.0's and a 04 Duramax with 153k miles on them, both run like champs. No motor issues and both trucks after about 30k, just pull trailers. I even used the product in the trannies and temp gauges before the trailer pull were about 15-25 degrees cooler on the aftermarket gauges. NOW..I change oil every 5k miles...Keep a stringent maint. sched...dont know if it's luck, or does the product possibly work, and want to know if other people have tried it, and what was the results. Dont know if it would be good for the Merc 700's, thats the reason for the thread. Thanks Jeff
Jazz we put it in some hp 500s and started using a quart of oil per motor ever tankfull ,had to rehone with 32 hours
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This stuff has been in industrial lubricants for years. The biggest issue with these additives is the "snake oil" marketing that's been done over the years. It's hard to sell someone a $34.95 bottle of magic additive when it has a few cents worth of dust suspended in a pint of mineral oil- that is, if you tell them the truth.

As far as why oil companies haven't included them- it's anybody's guess. As I said, the only place you could conveivably identify a downside is that they would be an impediment to new engine break-in.
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Do any of the motor oil manufactures make any of the oil additives

Why dont they allready put it in there higher grade oils
Great simple point!
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No offense, but I wouldn't call Ford 6.0 or a Duramax with 153K miles a success. I can get 200K miles on a chevy 5.3 with the basic valvoline or pennzoil.

No offense taken...the difference between your gas motors vs my diesels is 90% of the time these diesels are towing my 8k-14k trailers or my 43 Nortech at one time or another. Jeff
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Having a Active Thunder tow you around keeps the hours down also.
so true, I should have 1.07689543 hours on her more..give or take
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Having a Active Thunder tow you around keeps the hours down also.
Now somebody is sure to say we hi-jacked his thread.....

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Seems to me most failures on production high performance motors are valve and spring or head gasket related. These problems usually occur before the oiled parts are wore out.
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