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Recommended Oil Additive

Discussion in 'General chat / Off Topic (AKA the CommShed)' started by smokie1010, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. smokie1010

    smokie1010 Well-Known Member

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    Recommended Oil Additive

    Just thought I would share an Oil additive I have used and which actually works. This additive is also recommended and endorsed by TV Car Journalist Quentin Wilson.

    The additive is called ‘Restore’. It is added to your oil at the oil and filter change and here is the abbreviated version of how it works:

    Even with the best oil your engine parts will wear, causing scores and pitting. Engine restore is a lubricant additive which contains micro particles which fill the scores and pitting. In the cylinders this restores the cylinder compression balance as well as increasing compression to nearer it’s new engine capacity.

    Not only that but it is also filling the scores and pitting in every part where the oil goes and where there is metal to metal contact including Turbos etc.

    This is NOT like Slick 50, molyslip etc etc and it actually does work. In my 150k+ Astra G it noticeably improved engine response, increased my mpg, reduced oil consumption and the engine was quieter as well. It was recommended that I use 2 cans for the initial treatment in my 1.6 engine but I just used one can and still noticed the difference

    In a friends Vectra Turbo Diesel with 140k+ miles and after just 200 miles his engine responded and sounded like a much newer lower mileage car.

    I just wondered if anyone else had used this and what results they had. If you want to know more including the independent testing etc the link is below. It is available from that website and they also sell it on eBay:

    Link: http://www.ametech.co.uk/shopping/shopcontent.asp?type=HowItWorks
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    facade New Member

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    It had better work at £50 a litre:think

    In my experience though, things that seem too good to be true frequently are.:cry:
  3. smokie1010

    smokie1010 Well-Known Member

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    Where on earth did you get £50 per Litre and what are you driving a tank?:eh

    You would only need 250ml or 500ml for the average car and that is no where near £50.

    You shouldn't knock it unless you've tried it though, Lol. I've tried it and it works, Friend tried it and it works, Independent test say it works, and Quentin Wilson says it is the ONLY additive that he would recommend and I bet he has tried the lot.
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    Ruperts Trooper Geriatric petrol-head

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    I wonder how much Quentin Wilson gets paid for endorsing car products!
  5. derkins

    derkins Back in another Jag... VxON Club Member

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    TBH - I've tried a LOT of them in various cars over the years - and YES, they DO 'something' to rattly old bangers. Normally the 'friction elimnator' types of additive thin the oil...NOT a good thing for older motors. It may SOUND better, and rev better - but the reality may well be INCREASED wear. The 'oil stabilisers' INCREASE the viscocity - making it sound quieter (less tappety), may make it less smokey, but in the end might affect the lubrication - especially at startup.

    The particulant types like Slick 50 (PTFE), Molyslip (Molybedinum something-or-other) DO work - certainly in the short term. But abso-bloody-lutely MUST be added in clean oil - and kept clean with frequent changes (especially with Slick 50) or it's a nightmare flushing out the crap that accumulates.

    Personally - I DON'T use any additives now. Just every 6 or 7k get a change. Works out cheaper in the long run too.

    Well, that's MY thoughts. Quentin Wilson can get paid for his...and to endorse a load of other bits of motorists aids.
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    From everything I have read on the net etc, Quentin Wilson doesn't get paid to endorse this. Not good for a Motoring Jounalists Independent Credibilty to get paid for endorsing Motoring products is it.
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    I got £50 a litre from their eBay shop eBay item4595306978.

    to be exact £49.96 including post.

    250ml is £15.

    I'm pleased that it worked for you, but suspicious of something that has sold 120 million cans with not a single scientifically verified claim, all just anecdotes.

    I'm impressed if it really does re-metal the big ends, repair valve seats, take the wear out of the bores and valve guides, and repair the turbo bearings, all without blocking the oil filter or any oil ways.

    Still, £15 is worth a punt, if it just fixes a smoky engine enough to sell it, it can't hurt if the engine is worn out anyway.
  8. derkins

    derkins Back in another Jag... VxON Club Member

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    Sounds like you could be his publicist / founder of the "Quentin appreciation society".

    Jeese! Anybody'd probably endorse steaming sugar as 'Wonder Polish' if it paid enough & got thier mug on TV. The company using HIS IMAGE / NAME probably has to pay if not him, then his management / promoter. Nothing for nothing in this world, nobody works for free.

    As for credibility...you said it - he's a JOURNALIST...it's nomally an optional extra.
  9. cavwebmaster

    cavwebmaster CavWeb/VxON Forums Admin & Founder Staff / Administrator VxON Club Member

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    Oil manufacturers spend millions on R&D and when these additives are independently tested most don't work or show only a slight improvement. Years ago the biggest manufacturer of these additives "Slick 50" had a load of independent tests and they found it didn't stand up to its own claims. Ive used this kind of stuff in the past on old cars and it has slightly quietened down a noisy engine but whether it made it run any longer or be more fuel efficient is debatable.
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    ohhhh Quentin Wislon ! it must be true. I will stick with my magnatec & filter every 5,000 miles; no mayo, no silly money, no crap & no problems.

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