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Oil Additive

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by kahanabob, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Oct 25, 2015 at 2:15 PM
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    kahanabob

    kahanabob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my dealer is pushing the additive Krex Graphite, is this just a hawaii thing? by adding it they give roadside assistance and a bunch of other stuff. they put it in the engine when they sell it and advise to use it at each oil change.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2015 at 2:18 PM
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    TacoBella

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    SeaFoam,Techron and Stabil worked for me
     
  3. Oct 25, 2015 at 2:31 PM
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    Snake oil. I would never let a dealer put something in my engine not recommended specifically by Toyota.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2015 at 2:52 PM
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  6. Oct 25, 2015 at 2:54 PM
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    gottaToy

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    that's all fuel additives, not oil
     
  7. Oct 25, 2015 at 2:56 PM
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    Only an idiot would let a dealer (A Toyota dealer, no less) dump something other than oil into their engine, much less pay money for it.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM
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    Styx586

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    ^this^

    ^and this^

    Oils come with detergent packages already in them, particularly "better" oils like Mobil1, Castrol, Penzoil, etc. no need for an extra additive
     
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  9. Oct 25, 2015 at 3:02 PM
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    TacoBella

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    I misread the OP however Stabil and Seafoam can be used in the oil. Used for fogging boat motors for storage.

    That said, I don't use oil additives. Oil has plenty of additives and that's is what s really changed when oil is changed. The molecular structure of the base stays pretty much the same. Oil used for oil changes does not need more additives
     
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  10. Oct 26, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    bunch of stuff - Bro Pro style

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