Oil Additives

Discussion in 'Engine' started by nigel cross, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. nigel cross

    nigel cross Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    With all the postings re:- mobil 1 etc, what are your feelings about oil additives? Do they work? and are there any drawbacks? :bannana:
     
  2. nickmann

    nickmann Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My view is that if you buy a decent oil then the additives that you need are all in there already, and if you buy a poor oil and you are worried about what additives to use then the best thing you can do is start using a decent oil.

    HOWEVER, I am a lay person and there are others on this forum that will have better answers.
     
  3. Satch

    Satch Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Loads of threads on this but in general terms view is that if you use quality synthetic oils at best a waste of money and at worst potentially damaging.

    May be a case for specialist additives in certain circumstances but otherwise save the dosh and change the oil more frequently
     
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    Dieselman Banned

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    In general forget oil additives. There appear to be two main types, thickeners/stabalisers and anti wear types.

    Unless the engine is worn you don't need the thickener type and the anti-wear type normally have groound teflon particles in them.
    Ground teflon is definately bad fro the oil filter and bearing surfaces and will often cause more damage than good.
     
  5. oilman

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    Don't bother, spend you money on a decent oil.

    Cheers
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