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Old 11-04-2009, 08:45 PM
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No, you don't have to use it again. Its just that if you do use it, you dont want to overfill doing it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:23 PM
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If you use sea foam and pour into the crank case you should change your oil

We ran it in my father in laws explorer Sucked it up through the brake booster line pour some into the crank case (via the oil fill) and then some into the gas tank. That thing looked like it was on fire all the smoke coming out. He said it is running a lot better now though
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:38 PM
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I guess what you need to know about engine restore is that it only works when it's in there in the oil. If you change the oil & don't replace the restore then it's like it was never there.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:40 PM
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I have taken apart engine with that in there before. they had sat for a long time, and they were freaking nasty. It actually stained your hands black
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:44 PM
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I wouldn't use it in any engine that wasn't on it's last leg.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:47 PM
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I would say these were since we ended up with them.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:01 AM
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i have 133,000 miles on my motor...should i use it or no?
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:49 AM
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Not unless the engine has some serious wear on it. If it burns a quart of oil every couple days then yes.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:32 AM
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Not unless the engine has some serious wear on it. If it burns a quart of oil every couple days then yes.
how do you know how much oil your burning?
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:47 AM
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By how often you have to add oil
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:48 AM
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You check the dipstick every few days, and if you have to add then you know you are burning oil.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:36 AM
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i used it in my 2000 2.5L once just because, i didnt notice any difference but that was probably because it didnt need it. i did use it on my dads 1969 torino gt (150000 miles and never rebuilt) the rings were sticking because they are 40 years old, and it did make a big difference on it by freeing up the rings but after i had changed the oil twice after that (because it was time to change the oil, not to flush it out) the rings started sticking again but another can fixed it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:36 PM
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How does Restore compare to Lucas oil additive? I used lucas in my cherokee and I have a few bottles I was going to use in my ranger also (1 at a time, obviously) I probably wouldnt want to use lucas and rerstore at the same time...
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ive only used the lucas as an engine assembly lube, it works great for that but the stp oil treatment works just as good as an assembly lube and is 1/4 as much, but ive never used it in my oil like it was designed for, but to my knowledge the lucas is just an oil additive to help keep the oil from breaking down, the restore is for freeing up rings and trying to fill cylinder scratches well it doesnt actually fill them it just sticks to the rings better to gain back compression by providing a better seal. but i could be wrong
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:49 AM
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Engine restore is basicly a last resort. If you're burning the bejesus out of oil then it usually means time for either a new engine or rebuild the one you have. Lucas oil stabilizer and upper cylinder lube are good for sticky valves and dirty injectors. The oil stabilizer helps keep your engine oil from breaking down sooner than it should. seafoam will clean the bejesus out of it temporairly. It really depends on the quality of your fuel too. Alot of gas stations out there sell gasoline that has 10% or more ethanol in it. I go to Sunoco because it's 100% gasoline. That made a huge difference. No where near the carbon build up, it runs smoother, and not alot of need for Injector cleaners or upper cylinder lubes. The problem of using some of these products is that you have to keep using them. And those that have newer engines that use those products don't even realize that they can void the engine's warranty. Just use extreme caution in what products to use because engine warranty is top priorty (if it applies to you). replacing an engine aint cheap as Geico's mechanical breakdown dept. found out with my truck. I'm on engine number 4 right now as we speak. they sent me 2 polished terds if anyone is wondering.
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