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Old 07-28-2009, 06:16 AM
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Default Restore engine treatment

Anyone have experience with this? I've heard it will add compression back to tired motors, but I'm leery of believing automotive claims. It's been around for a while, but I don't know anyone who has used it. I've got a 2.9L that's tired, and I want to give it a little more life.

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Old 07-28-2009, 12:29 PM
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I have heard good things about it. Give this a read: Anyone use Restore? - The Ranger Station Forums
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:29 AM
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well i think i'm gonna go buy myself a can now and throw in my truck hahaha... mine has 170K on it. i guess we'll see how it does.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:27 AM
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I can vouch for it. I used a can in my old toyota 4 runner years ago. The science sold itself to me. I had a used engine installed (well my buddy did before sold it to me) It was just okay. We were told it had 100k on motor but felt like 200k. IT ran good but the motor just wasn't where an old 22re should be. I put in a can at next oil change and (maybe it was in my head) the truck just took off like it had new life put in it. SO I like the stuff I guess typical results will vary, good luck.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:04 AM
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well i put some in my truck, and i can honestly say i haven't noticed anything yet... gonna check and see if its burning oil anymore or not. it was burning some(i think cause i never saw any on the ground).
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:52 AM
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I used it as a last ditch effort to tide the 320,000 mile 1972 F-250 360 engine over till the next year when I could afford a good used engine.

I worked 11 miles from work. The engine would use 1 quart on the way to work & 1 quart on the way home. So to say the engine was tired might be an understatement.

Well I put a can of the engine restore in & it went to only using 1 quart of oil for every 600 miles.

So does it work? YES!

I have never used it since as I have never owned an engine tired enough to need it.

I also have a fear of what it might plug up on a not so worn engine??

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Old 10-29-2009, 04:30 AM
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I would agree with snowball.... Since I used it I haven't had an engine tired enough to warrant such usage since My old toyota needed it. Not that I have kept anything that long either.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:52 AM
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is this the same as seafoam? do u put it into your brake booster line?
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:16 PM
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No sea foam is totally different

Restore you pour into where you add oil

Sea foam cleans the engine of contaminates and carbon build up
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:08 PM
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No sea foam is totally different

Restore you pour into where you add oil

Sea foam cleans the engine of contaminates and carbon build up
so if i already did seafoam recently, is restore not going to make a difference? or should i still do it?
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:13 PM
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Seafoam & engine restore are like comparing apples to steak.

Seamfoam cleans.

Restore, restores lost compression, reduces oil burning,
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:27 PM
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Seafoam & engine restore are like comparing apples to steak.

Seamfoam cleans.

Restore, restores lost compression, reduces oil burning,
You're comparing how seafoam works versus the end result of using restore.

Seafoam works by cleaning. How does restore work?
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:51 PM
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ok so how do you properly use restore? where does it go, when, and how much?
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:03 PM
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Engine restore goes in with the oil, preferably during a new oil change. How ever much the engine restore can holds, you deduct that much oil so you don't over fill the crankcase.

Engine restore some how fills in the worn down areas of the rings & cylinder walls.

The next time you change the oil, engine restore has to be used again or it will go back to how it was before you used it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:11 PM
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Engine restore goes in with the oil, preferably during a new oil change. How ever much the engine restore can holds, you deduct that much oil so you don't over fill the crankcase.

Engine restore some how fills in the worn down areas of the rings & cylinder walls.

The next time you change the oil, engine restore has to be used again or it will go back to how it was before you used it.
ugh sorry but im still confused. so i buy the can, and if its a quart, then i only add 4 quarts of oil and then the quart of restore? then when i change my oil the next time, i have to use restore again?
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