ProLong Engine treatment

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  1. DeltonaExp

    DeltonaExp Active Member

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    Has anyone tried this stuff? I am thinking of using it but was wondering if it is just "snake oil". I have used Lucas oill in the past but easn't realy pleased with it after I through a crank bearing in my 4.6 Thunderbird. I was also looking at Zmax. Any personal experience will be helpful.

    Thanks
    Dee
     
  2. joezek

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    I haven't tried Prolong but read a little about Zmax on Bobistheoilguy.com. Zmax seems to have some minerals that were removed from modern motor oils. I think they stopped using as much zinc(?) in modern oils because of non-pushrod style engines. So unless you have a cam/lifters style engine you probably won't benefit much from zmax- from what I understand...
     
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    not a belever in additives spend the money on a good oil
    i use castrol with no problem
     
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    Opening the can of worms

    I will get a lot of heat for this response. Let me just say that these are mine own experiences. I looked at a lot of oil additives. Most are just marketing ploys to get your money. I have used a product on four different cars. 2 four bangers, one 6 banger, and my 5.4 expy. I noticed a slight increase in mpg in all cases. The craziest thing is that each vehicle took much longer to come up to operating temp. By longer I mean time and distance traveled. Case in point. One of the four bangers would come to operating temp in .6 miles on a normal 60 degree morning. After the product was used the same conditions would show operating temp was reached at 1.1 miles. This happened with all four vehicles.

    My daughter ran one vehicle untill it overheated and stalled out in traffic. I only replaced the missing coolant and really thought the car/engine was trashed. We have the car running four years later and it still passes Ga emissions tests.

    Again this is only my experience. If you want to read up on the product, google xcelplus.
     
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    Xcelplus

    I did some research and Xcelplus is a pretty big company. It's the original Slick 50 formula from 1978...The partners of the company had split up and one partner owned the chemical formula, the other owned the "slick 50" name. Slick 50 suddenly was just a bunch of Teflon thrown into a bottle and it doesn't work- that's why Slick 50 got sued by the FTC for false claims. It's bad stuff, and if too much is put in, it will ruin your engine by clogging passage ways etc. That's why they had to change their requirement of how often to use it, and they were sued by people who's engines failed.

    Xcelplus is now sold in the USA under it's original 1975 name "Lubrilon". It creates a 1-2 micron layer on top of the metal. It's proven by many different official labs including NASA that it does in fact work, and does create this slippery 1-2 micron layer, and reduces friction about 17%. They have letters directly from the US Department of Energy posted on their website stating that in their own US DOE testing it improved mpg by 7% city and 5.3% highway. In England and Sweden they're test labs concluded an 11% increase in fuel economy. They proved all these tests and this product is the only one on the market that has not been sued by the FTC because it really works.

    One last thing I noticed since I'm an aircraft mechanic for the last 15+ years. This product has an FAA approval. You know how hard it is to get any additives approved by the FAA? It's nearly impossible because they don't believe in any of that stuff, they just want you to change the oil and rebuild every ~1800 hours. The aviation tests concluded it reduces engine friction 25%-30% at full power (takeoff). RAM Aircraft engines also swears by this product and recommends it to their customers. (RAM builds higher output top of the line quality replacement engines).

    One of the many aviation testimonials was from a customer who lost all his engine oil due to a failed turbocharger seal while flying at 11,500 feet. That normally would have resulted in a crash and probably death of everyone on board. In their case the engine temp never rose, the engine ran normal and they assumed it was just a bad oil pressure gauge. They flew another 1/2 hour!! After landing they found out all the oil was gone. They replaced the turbo, refilled the oil, and did all the required performance tests. The engine was not damaged and was returned to service with no problems.

    I'm planning on trying this product, and I don't feel like I'm being scammed either.
     
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    And the results???

    Thats a lot to say...
    Did you get it?
    How does it work?
    What are your mileage gains?!!!!

    I am ready to buy after all that, but want to hear how it went?
     
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    Which treatment did you use? They have so many...
    Thanks,
     
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    Reply to 01exp4x4

    I have used their engine oil treatment on 4 cars/trucks. I keep going back. My daughters car overheating to the point of stalling out made me a true believer. That little 4 banger should have cooked itself. I keep cars till they drop and are not worth a dollar. Usually around 250k. Never had an engine needing to be rebuilt. Keep in mind that all of these vehicles that I used the treatment in were bought used by me.

    They make a bearing grease. I have used it on several race bicycles. Very impressed with that product as well.
     
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    ^^^^^^ what he said!!!
     
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    I happened to have Prolong in a car that started losing coolant. I thought it was something that just happens because the car was a few years old so I topped it off. A few weeks later I had low coolant again it turns out it had leaked into the oil. Dealer tore it apart to inspect the bearings and they were still in perfect shape. My 2 cents.
     

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