Additives in engine oil




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    Default Additives in engine oil

    I never believed in any additives in engine oil (or fueltank) BUT as they say you are never too old to learn. About two weeks ago, uponstating my car, I hear a ticking sound that last for a few seconds.
    After some investigating I was told that it is the hydrauliclifters.
    Talking to a mechanic friend he recommend that I add someWynn's hydraulic lifter concentrate, as this will remove any build up materialthat prevents the oil to reach the hydraulic lifter quick enough and thatís thereason why the lifter is making a ticking sound until filled with oil.
    As I said, never believed in additives, but after only 300kmthe ticking sound is gone, as in gone, even left the car for three days, stillno ticking in morning.
    Although the stuff worked I was wondering must I now drainthe oil and replace the filter as well, send an email to Wynn's, they confirmedthat I can leave it until next service (luckily only in 3000km).
    Anybody else with stories on additives?


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    Smile Re: Additives in engine oil

    Being in the motor trade, I have always been brought up with the old adage of, " If oil needed additives, the oil companies would have added it" Maybe, maybe not! I have personally used Wynns products over the years with good effect,especially their AT conditioner on old C3 and C4 boxes.
    If it works for you, go for it.
    I would not on the other hand add that American stuff, then drain my oil and go drive my car, that gullible I am not!
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    Default Re: Additives in engine oil

    If you use a good oil and change it often, no additives should be needed.

    The only thing I dont agree with on engine oils is the drain intervals.

    I change sooner than recommended by the manufacturers.

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    Default Re: Additives in engine oil

    I have also got rid of lifter ticking with that product, also used Worth injector cleaner a few years ago in the UK to good effect.
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    Default Re: Additives in engine oil

    I successfully used Prolong in a smoking Audi 2.5i I5 engine.
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