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Old 09-25-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried any of those engine oil/ tranny additives like ZMax or Prolong? I work in R&* Strauss in Jersey and hear that stupid infomercial all day, and was wondering as to their effectiveness.

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Zmax is nothing but Kerosene. They're in big trouble with the FTC for false claims.
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Zmax is nothing but Kerosene. They're in big trouble with the FTC for false claims.
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2001/02/zmax1.htm
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Thanks for that one. Looks like I really dodged the bullet there. My friend bought it and refilled the bottles with water and food coloring, and returned it at another store....got his $39 back, but it looks like that'* gonna go towards fixing his engine in a little while....

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i have put that "restore" in my oil after i changed it...i noticed right away had a little better run to it cuz it "supposidly fixes compression and blah blah...but for some reason my car seemed to run a little better...and its BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!
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David, that'* the ONLY mechanic in a can that I reccommend. That stuff really works in the right situation. Valve stem seals and scored cylinder walls can benefit from it.
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Hey David,
What'* it called and where did you get it?
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Aha! Now I know what you are talking about. Last time I used something it was the valvoline stuff. That stuff worked awesome I thought. I might try them both (on different oil changes of course) and let you all know which I think is better.
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