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Old 08-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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oil additive on penstar motor

Would it be ok at use something like a slick 50 or dura lube on my new jk?

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #2
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I'd rather change it more frequently than dump in snake oil.

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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NO! Stick with the specified oil properties and weight. If anything, go synthetic, but I wouldn't put any additives in. If you change your oil on a regular basis, a qood quality dino oil will do.
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That stuff is crap...does nothing good.
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Do yourself a favor and post your question over on Bob Is the Oil Guy forums. A lot of very knowledgeable folks over there. You will get better answers than here.
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Do yourself a favor and post your question over on Bob Is the Oil Guy forums. A lot of very knowledgeable folks over there. You will get better answers than here.
X2!!!! That website is invaluable to the DIY'er!! I've learned so much from them!
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Would it be ok at use something like a slick 50 or dura lube on my new jk?

Read your owners manual...

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Old 08-12-2013, 01:44 AM   #8
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A drop or two of Tick Repellent right around the port-side head, might be a good idea.
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YUK, don't do it...............
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YUK, don't do it...............
You might be right Dogger. Tick spray might be less messy on a ticking Pentastar head.
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A drop or two of Tick Repellent right around the port-side head, might be a good idea.
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I have to flea this thread before it bites me
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:38 PM   #13
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You might be right Dogger. Tick spray might be less messy on a ticking Pentastar head.
YES, YES, You have the solution............congrats..........
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Here is substantive information on Duralube -

Dura Lube Corporation, et al.

If you want to know about oil that really works, read the following PDF by the American Petroleum Institute. They are the people who set the standards for Diesel, gasoline, oils, lubricants, and related products. Their members drill for, pump out, refine, and produce the petroleum products we use. They work with the Society of Automotive Engineers [SAE] to design fuels to run autos, aircraft, and engine propelled vehicles.

http://www.api.org/oil-and-natural-g...10_120210.ashx

These people are PhD and ScD level scientists and MS engineers who rely on real science and engineering, not marketing, to produce products that work in the real world.

How many complex chemical products have been engineered in someone's garage or kitchen since WW2? Motor oil is a complex chemical product and any scientist or company who can come up with a product that gives a scientifically proven 5% improvement in fuel economy, less friction, and lasts longer will become very rich. It hasn't happened yet and there are thousands of people working on it every day. Synthetic oils are the closest thing to it.
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I plan on adding unicorn tears to my oil. 45,000 miles between changes! Beat that, Slick 50!
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A drop or two of Tick Repellent right around the port-side head, might be a good idea.
That is hilarious. Nice work
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STP to the rescue................
Don't ad more than four (4) cans, because a little dab will do YA..........
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Would it be ok at use something like a slick 50 or dura lube on my new jk?
What are your expectations from using the oil additives? They shouldn't be necessary if you are using a major brand conventional motor oil that meets the requirements of Chrysler specifications for your vehicle.

Some get awed by the hype for additives, synthetics and high mileage products.
- additives are nothing awesome. They aren't miracle workers to repair/prevent engine wear. Your Owner Manual says not to use them.
- synthetics are nothing awesome either. They are great for extended oil change intervals. Major brand name conventional oils are partly synthetic already, containing a component of Group III based synthetic*.
- high mileage oils contain some enhanced additives to supposedly help with wear and leakage and may be a consideration for a high mileage engine.
- conventional oil, like Valvoline Premium Conventional oil, will work just fine and keep your engine going, likely long after your vehicle needs an engine. In fact Valvoline Premium Conventional Oil has a Pour Point of -42C (5W-30) which is better than Castrol Edge Synthetic at -39C.** Go figure.

Bottom line: Follow your Owner Manual and your engine will be the better for it. Stick with major brands, stay away from house brands with unknown/unpublished product data sheets (for comparison).

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The third tier comprises what many in our industry refer to as conventional engine oil. Although today most of these so called conventional oils contain some level of Group III base oil (thus making then synthetic blends), most marketers do not market them as such. Instead, they are positioned and priced as conventional products.
** http://www.valvoline.com/pdf/premium_conventional.pdf
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It looks like we have makings of a OIL WAR, carry on...............
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Synthetics are awesome! Old Dogger told me so. LOL
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- high mileage oils contain some enhanced additives to supposedly help with wear and leakage
Leakage can ruin your day.

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