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Re: Oil Additives
JOHN URIBE decided to speak these words:
>I hope this isn't to dumb a question, but has anyone ever tried any of the
>additives (slick 50, prolong) in a turbo charged 10v engine? Will this
>negitivly affect anything (turbo)?
Here is the story on these things:
They are based on an old anti wear additive, i believe it is
Clorofloromethane (or something liek that). Its basically a chlorine
based additive. Its an incredible substance against actual physical wear
from metal to metal contact, but the problem is that it forms HCl after a
little while and chemically destroys the engine. There is a reason the
oil companies stopped using it 50+ years ago...
I personally would never use this stuff, and the deal is that there is an
additive in todays oil, cant remember the name, that is an AMAZING anti
wear compound. It is simply better than anything else chemists have come
up with as an all around compound and that is why you dont see oil itself
touting the same properties as these additives.
Basically, they might work in the short term, but you will destroy the
engine and effectively waste your money.
Michael Sheridan Williams
San Francisco, CA
1983 UrQuattro, MC--1.8 BAR, borla, 16x7.5 OZ Mito's w/ SP8000's, K&N
1985 4000S Quattro, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut brace, Sport 8000