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Old 03-29-2006, 09:03 AM   #11
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Now hang in there guys. Before you say it does nothing and it'* crap.

I have personal experience with it. And it worked for me.

Super cold weather..old 350 motor in my truck. Hard starting (almost didn't turn fast enough) and it'* making a heck of a racket until the oil pumped up..which was too long in my mind.

Changed the oil and added Slick 50. Drove a little for the product to do it'* thing.

Started up the very next morning..just as cold outside....it started up like it was a warm summer day.

Also had cars go plenty of miles w/o a problem. Is it miracle oil? No way..it'* an additive every 50K.

I don't believe things before I see them usually. This one I saw.
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In defense of Slick 50, tests done on a Chevy 6 cylinder engine by the University of Utah Engineering Experiment Station found that after treatment with the PTFE additive the test engine'* friction was reduced by 13.1 percent, the output horsepower increased from 5.3 percent to 8.1 percent, and fuel economy improved as well. Unfortunately, the same tests concluded that "There was a pressure drop across the oil filter resulting from possible clogging of small passageways." Oil analysis showed that iron contamination doubled after the treatment, indicating that engine wear increased (Rau).

the FTC and Slick 50

In 1997, three subsidiaries of Quaker State Corp. (the makers of Slick 50) settled Federal Trade Commission charges that ads for Quaker State'* Slick 50 Engine Treatment were false and unsubstantiated. According to the FTC complaint, claims such as the following made in Slick 50 ads falsely represented that without Slick 50, auto engines generally have little or no protection from wear at start-up and commonly experience premature failure caused by wear:
http://www.xs11.com/tips/maintenance...html#SLICK_005

Slick 50 will reduce engine wear for a short period of time after use, and will cause more wear after that (long-term).

It'* no better that Zmax. http://www.pecuniary.com/newsletters...additives.html
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It'* on sale at Canadian Tire this week, and I was wondering if anyone believes in the product. I have used it several times in the 90 SSE and as you can tell by the kilometers
it doesn't hurt. I change the oil regularly so that might also be a factor. Any thoughts?

The ONLY thing this stuff hurts is your wallet. With that said, if it makes you (and your car) feel good, and you change your oil at regular intervals....Use it!!!
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Alot of people will buy it when they notice a problem. Reduced oil pressure is one. And they see an improvement. Why? They put worthless PTFE (Teflon) particles in FIFTY WEIGHT OIL. So 1/5 of your oil capacity is a higher viscosity.

That'* a cheap trick if you ask me. Ask yourself why they'd use 50wt when most cars out there today use 30wt?
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I think so highly of PTFE in oil that I don't even use it for the Mower... Just bought a Quart of Mobil one for the mower today... Its due for an oil change... Been too long

BTW is it me or does slick 50 seem to be some really thick stuff?

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Mobil one in the mower? Hmmmmm..... Can we do that? If so, then why do I buy that "special" SAE oil? Sorry to get off Topic. It'* still about oil though...

My dad swears by Slick 50....but then again, if the man "fixes" everything with Grey Duct Tape too... I guess Slick 50 is no different from Duct Tape in the realm of "fixing" problems....
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I have always used Mobil in the mower... Its just the way i am... I abuse the H*** out of the mower with the florida heat and the constant grass cutting so I feed it Mobil...

In the past My dad used slick 50, I used it a couple of time but noticed no diffrence.. We switched to synthetic and liked it... Dad first used Mobil 1 in 1990 or 91 I believe... I still do..

I used to buy that QS pack that had the slick 50 and the slick 50 fuel system formula along with 4 qts of the QS... I used the Slick 50 for door hinges and the like... Anything that needed a lube...

The QS I used to flush out the bottom of the oil pan... What ever I didn't use I gave to my friend so he could use it on what ever he was working on... The Slick 50 fuel system formula went into the tank...lol.. Sometimes the kit even had Rain X in it... When Wally world puts those on clearence I get them for $10...

The fuel treatment is worth $8 lol...

I think I would use a lucas additive before the PTFE

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I've used the Lucas and seen no difference.

Like you mentioned Don...a quart or so of Mobil 1 goes a long way.
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I've used Slick 50 in the past, right after it appeared on the market. I found that I got the same immediate effect by using Mobile 1 and am much more comfortable using it, for long term.
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I've used the Lucas and seen no difference.

Like you mentioned Don...a quart or so of Mobil 1 goes a long way.
I wasn't really thinking along the lines of the engine additive.... But their stop leak products for say Power steering does wonder to help you sneak by for a while... Untill you can get it fixed...

On the Mobil one have you ever sat a qurt down and come back to it several months later when you were ready to do your oil change... Anyone ever notice without moving or shaking the bottle, when you take the cap off the oil is still holding onto the cap...

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