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Using an engine oil treatment?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dakota 08, May 15, 2011.

  1. May 15, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Dakota 08

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    Since Napa was having a sale on an STP Oil Treatment, I decided to give it a try. I'm at about 50,000 mi. and used it on my last oil change. Was this a good idea? Any of you do the same thing? Will it last an entire oil change interval?
     
  2. May 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    The best way to answer your questions is through Blackstone. You should send a sample of the oil in after your next change and request the TBN to be done.

    http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
     
  3. May 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    i personaly use RESTORE oil treatmeant. it gaurentees to restore horse power and restore mpg (hench the name:D). its like 8.99 and i really dont think it does much.

    but when i comes to oil i do stupid stuff like use mobile 1 syn with mobile 1 filter and change it every 2500 miles( it like 60 bucks every time:D)
     
  4. May 15, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    I used to run penzoil conventional with an OEM filter for 5k mile intervals. Now I do the penzoil platinum with the OEM filter for the same interval, and Im sure I could go longer if I got the oil tested.

    You really should save some money and let it go a bit longer.

    OP, those additive things generally do nothing, but you didn't hurt anything adding it.
     
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    sweet thanks alot man!!!.... i have always been curious about my engine/my next trucks engine
     
  6. May 15, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    i know..... i just get kinda board and i figure its a small price to rest easy


    but on my next build ill provally let it go for 3k (with mobile1 syn and fitler) cuz ill be short on money cuz i want totally mod it out:D
     
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    3k?

    That's it?
     
  8. May 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    synthetics can do 7k easily but I would get it tested before trying that. Amsoil can go like 25k or something crazy like that.
     
  9. May 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Resting easy is one thing....Wasting money is another. There are folks who go 15K on synth with 2 or 3 filter swaps during that OCI....2500 or 3K is just pissing money away man.
     
  10. May 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    i use blackstone. have for a few years. i agree that a reputable lab like blackstone is ideal for figuring out how long to go and what to use.

    OP, additives are unnecessary. so is arbitrarily changing your oil. just use good oil and a good filter, and follow either the (arbitrary) factory change interval (at a minimum) or reports from a reputable lab.
     
  11. May 15, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    ya thats probally true about that oil:D...... oh and i think i added up my miles up wrong last change.... i thought i had drove 2450 miles so i chaged it...... looked at it the other day and when i change it the oil had 1850 miles on it :D :facepalm::rolleyes:
     
  12. May 15, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    I don't think oil additives do shit.Snake oil.Modern oil has all the additives needed already.That's why none of the major oil companies sell additives.Not needed.
     
  13. May 15, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    i will add to my previous post that in certain scenarios seafoam is a nice solution. i had an old montero that had sticky lifters. nothing worked to make them quiet - it sounded like a bunch of woodpeckers under there. so i did a seafoam cleanse and added some to the new oil and bam - never heard a peep out of them again. eventually, toward the end of the interval, i'd start to hear some on startup, but it was always near the end of the interval, so i'd simply change the oil, refresh the seafoam and bam. quiet again.

    but that was a 23 year old truck with a bazillion miles on it with the ORIGINAL lifters. not a modern vehicle by any stretch.
     
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