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Old 02-04-2002, 07:52 AM
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There are only 2 additives that I believe in. One is Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner, which I add every couple of oil changes and see MPG increases a tankful later. The other is Redline water wetter for the cooling system, which keeps the water pump as well "lubed" as a water pump can be, and it also seems to keep engine temps a little lower. I would suggest using a really good synthetic oil by itself in your engine, transmission, and rear axle. Only Amsoil, Quaker State, Pennzoil, and Vavoline, plus a few others are truly "synthetic". Mobil 1 & Castrol Syntec use Group III hydrocracked base stock (utra-refined mineral oil) in their "synthetic" oil, which is good stuff, but not truly synthetic. Do a search on synthetic oil here and you'll see a lot of great information.

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