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Old 11-28-2006, 11:51 PM   #11
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my 4.3 went 15 miles with no oil (wife was driving it, she did say she noticed the oil needle was all the way down. She thought she should get it home). Still going. I credit Slick 50. Just another piece of personal anicdotal testimony.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:53 PM   #12
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Lets put it this way, Slick 50 is just a PTFE additive and back in 96 or 97 the Federal Trade commision went after them for false advertising. PTFE does not coat your engine, its sits down in the oil pan witht he rest of the oil and so offers no cold-start protection above normal oil, it does not meet Military specs, and is not used in governmental vehicles; which is probably why we see very little slick-50 ads anymore.

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Old 11-28-2006, 11:55 PM   #13
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The government may say that it offers nothing else..and there may be tests etc. The way I look at it is 3 of us have personal experience that says it'* doing something.
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my sister had an '88 nova that she drove back 200 miles dry , the car went on for months more and we only got rid of it because she got a new car, and we never used slick 50 or any additive.

im just sayin that slick 50 isnt necessarily the exact thing that "saved" your car
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I remember about 12 years ago people drove around with "Slick 50 Protected" stickers on their cars. I also remember at that same time Chrysler refused to perform warranty engine work on cars that were known to have Slick 50 in them.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:21 AM   #16
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Personally I would say just use it because it really can't HURT anything, but umm, as far as it doing anything significant for your crankcase really seems a bit outlandish. As far as I'm concerned, there is no such thing as mechanic in a can.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:26 AM   #17
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I've had family members swear by it... have not heard of anyone with a problem with it. I would say it'* a matter of opinion. Unless you have documented proof that this particular product will cause damage, then try it and see what you think.
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If you motor'* tight as in good condition, I wouldn't mess with it.

If you had a bad rod knock or something and needed to put off proper repairs, then I'd say go ahead.
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I don't think it could hurt, plus it was free anyway. I wouldn't go through the hassle of selling it.


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...tested by Shell Lavatories so it cant be that bad....

I wouldn't trust Shell LAVATORIES. I've heard they do crappy work.



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If you had a bad rod knock or something and needed to put off proper repairs, then I'd say go ahead.
F14, nothing against you at all...but you give me a good example to use.

The last thing you should try when you know of a failing part is a can of some goop. Their testing and claims are typically on good running motors. Many people run to additives and other special goodies when they know a problem exists and later bad mouth those products for causing a failure in their situation when the failure was unavoidable.
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