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Old 11-02-2011, 04:44 PM
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why do we not have a mmo thread?
 
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:20 AM
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because it is general knowledge that oil additives are not a good idea as stated by your owners manual and the oil companies, as well as common sense, the oil additive market is not subject to the same strict regulation that the oil companies are, therefore by putting that into your oil you have no clue what you are contaminating your crankcase with.
 
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:11 PM
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I used Slick50 in my 1990 Shadow that I bought new. I had that car for about 80k miles and all I could tell the Slick50 did was cause every gasket in the engine to gush oil within 10k miles of when I started using it. Like SS wrote, there is just no way to know what they do or don't do. This is the off topic section. Put your story up here. But be prepared to be challenged on it. Most of the regulars here are up to speed on mechanics. I have a 94 Plymouth Acclaim with 192k miles on the original engine and transmission. Simply by changing the oil and tranny fluid every so often. Sometimes a name brand, as often as not Walmart or a parts store brand oil. If I believed in say Slick50, I'd say it was absolutely the Slick50 that did it. But we know that's not the case, because it's had nothing but whatever was cheapest when I changed the oil. I don't think it's ever had anything but Walmart or cheapo STP oil filters it's whole life either. I have said and will continue to say, it's not the brand it's the maintenance that counts. If you change your oil and filter every 3-5k miles and change your tranny fluid and filter every 50k miles or so, it doesn't matter the brand. In case you think I'm lucky, my 98 Ram has 152k miles treating it the same way and I work the hell out of my Ram-like towing a 13000 lb mobile home up and down hills for instance.
 

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:29 PM
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Oh yeah, I use 15W40 only.
 
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I agree with Mantis...

The only additive I have ever used and had a decent experience, although it could of been coincidence, with is Rislone... I had a stuck valve spring in my 1st Gen Dakota back in the day and you could hear the valve tapping while the engine was idling/running. Changed the oil, added a qt of it with the oil and viola, after about 5-10 minutes of running the tap disappeared.
 
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Originally Posted by moe7404 View Post
why do we not have a mmo thread?
We do!

https://dodgeforum.com/forum/off-top...stery-oil.html
 
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by KRZY.BMET View Post
You lol'd. I know you did.

O/T question: where the heck are the smilies on this forum? Aren't they supposed to be right next to the text box when one replies to a post? They ain't there.
 
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they are there if you hit the go advanced button instead of using the quick reply, and some of us have the code memorized for our most frequently used expressions
 
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Originally Posted by shrpshtr325 View Post
they are there if you hit the go advanced button instead of using the quick reply, and some of us have the code memorized for our most frequently used expressions
O RLY?

 

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