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Old 08-16-2013, 02:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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came across this the other day, seems relevant to this thread.

F1 lubrication - Forum - F1technical.net

lubromoly/petromoly

i've never heard of it and i've seen a LOT of oil additives before, almost all of which were based on junk "science". it appears that this may or may not have a basis of fact.
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As a note, I was into mpg(a little bit) just didn't a-b-a test things back then. My " recollection" is that I got better mileage.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i guess i'll share:

i've used slick50..... once..... pretty sure it did nothing but thin out my wallet.



anyways, did more research on the lubromoly/petromoly, turns out some of the BITOG guys have also played with it, reports of 3% gains seem to be the norm, even when used in oils that already have decent amounts of moly in them.

looks to cost about $9/quart at most stores. most seem to use a "full" dose once, then half doses afterwards to keep the level of moly in the oil after a change high enough to have an effect.

at a 3% gain at 30MPG, that's 30.9MPG. assuming a 5,000 mile oil change interval, you'll burn through 161.81 gallons of gas instead of 166.67 gallons, a difference of 4.86 gallons. assuming $3.50/gallon, that's $17.01 of fuel saved by spending $9 on an oil additive. that's for the initial dose. "maintenance" doses, $17.01 by spending $4.50.

and if you run oil changes longer than that, you'll save more.



so, pretty small number, but interesting to see something having a benefit.
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try Z-Maxx instead !!
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As the msds link I posted shows, zmax and slick50 are entirely/almost entirely mineral oil. If it does work you could save yourself some money.
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Not since the 80s.

I tried it for a couple of changes in an older car and didn't note any of the so-called "improvements." Fuel mileage stayed the same, engine sounded the same, no perceptible change in power output. My assessment then was about what it is now: snake oil.

Hmm. I wonder if you could render oil from snakes. Would it do better?
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I've never read any real world praise about it or the like.
I do run Lucas oil stabilizer in my high mile rig's. The motors run smoother and quieter, with quieter cold start's. As far as helping EF, I can't say other then a smoother running engine is going to be more efficient.
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came across this the other day, seems relevant to this thread.

F1 lubrication - Forum - F1technical.net

lubromoly/petromoly

i've never heard of it and i've seen a LOT of oil additives before, almost all of which were based on junk "science". it appears that this may or may not have a basis of fact.
Moly seems to be legitimate. It's not pushed by one specific company as an additive. There are oils that use high amounts of moly for it's benefits.

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