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Old 09-29-2001, 12:19 PM
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Lucas Oil Products

Anyone ever hear of or use any of the Lucas Oil Stabilizers or other products? I saw a really neat looking display at Canadian Tire last night. It had a series of gears stacked vertically, all connected so when you turned one they all turned. One side of the demo had regular engine oil in it. When you turned the gears the bottoms ones would get oil, but it barely made it to the top. The side with 20% Lucas Oil and 80% regular oil would climb right to the top gear and stay there while turning. It seems to stick together better, as well as to the gears while still flowing better than the regular oil. Anyone have any experience? Could this be a good product or just more snake oil? Their website is www.lucasoil.com I haven't bought any, but I am interested to know if anyone has any opinions. I am a little wary since my mechanic told me never to use any kind of oil additive.
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Old 09-29-2001, 02:49 PM
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I wonder if its like STP oil treatment ? And I am concearned about the oil going up the gears as you said for the reason that maybe under normal operating conditions it might foam up inside the motor.Just a thought .
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Old 09-29-2001, 03:10 PM
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It doesn't seem like STP at all, and it looks like it might actually prevent oil from foaming - given the consistency and the way it seemed to cling to itself and the gears much more than regular oil.
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Old 09-29-2001, 05:26 PM
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Manufacturers put additives in their oil to make it behave a certain way. There are cases of some aftermarket additives inhibiting the properties of the original oil to do the intended job of the original refiner.

Sort of like mixing incompatible paint products.

I use Mobil 1 only nowdays. It works just fine.
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Old 09-29-2001, 11:44 PM
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Last week i used Lucas power steering leak stop in my power steering. WOW! I have tried all different kinds of leak stop in my power steering over a year. nothing worked! it was a really bad leak that costed me gallons of fluid. if this product could stop my leak its worth checking out.
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