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Techron & Oxygenated Fuel & Slick 50 Admission
Here in the Northeast US (and lots of other places) we are forced
to buy oxygenated fuel during the winter months (at least). I have heard
the running of oxygenated fuels exacerbates the problem of valve
If this is true, I suspect the problem would be worse for us 20valvers.
A: Has anyone else heard this or have data to back it up?
B: I don't use the Techron additive (or Autobahn) now....
should I? Especially with, or only with Oxygenated fuels?
C: Does anyone have a list of major oil companies whose
fuels claim to be "valve friendly" as described in
I recently received a complementary copy of a "men's magazine" named
after the top floor of some luxury apartment complexes. This mag (not
known for its
technical prowess) had a short article on the fact that the makers of
Slick 50 have
finally paid for some very expensive independent testing and that there
are now many
SAE papers to back up their claims. Does anyone know more about this?
of us do read the articles).
Now the admission. I used it (the Slick 50, not the mag) every 40K
in my last two cars (a 1984 VW Rabbit Diesel and a 1987 5Ks). Upon
increased my average mpg by about 4-5% without fail for about 15-20K
and both cars were retired in excess of 240,000 miles with every problem
engine problem. Neither of these cars EVER burned any more oil at over
miles than they did at the 50,000 and 60,000 miles that I acquired them
I have not introduced this elixer, snake oil, or what have you into my
90Q20V, but I'm
considering it under the nothing to lose category.
Go ahead, make fun of me......what do you folks think?
67 SS/RS 350 Camaro (Ahh, simplicity!)
90 Suzuki VX800 (V-twin, no waiting)
88 17, Renken Elite 1700 (120 H/P I/O Merc)
"How's it going Norm?"
"Like it's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear"