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Wayne001

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What are people's opinions on oil additives ? Which is better nulon or liqui moly ? Thanks
 

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I never used them. If you use good synth oil additives ... are not needed...
Snake oil stuff mostly...
 

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Never used them and never will because the r&d went into the engine without needing them so it works without them.

It is a touchy subject this one because some people swear by them and others dont.
 

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Only one i use is Proma MBL8. Was recommended by a few mechs. I don't currently use it though mainly because its expensive and a bit of hassle to get in Launceston.
Good thing about MBL is it is universal. Can go in an engine as well in some gear boxes and open diffs. MBL will quieten a noisy diff and help the bearings last longer.
 

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the r&d went into the engine without needing them so it works without them
Although the engines don't 'need' them, doesn't mean they can't work better with them. Liqui-moly is a German company which has been around for over 60yrs and has the runs on the board with their Mos2 friction reducing additive in particular. It was originally used by fighter pilots to allow them to land their plane if they had a direct hit on the oil tank, resulting in a complete oil loss.

I've read up a lot about their products and the R&D that goes into them, and they have a lot of credibility over a long period of time. I currently use around five of their products regularly and find them great. All made in Germany as well, if that counts for anything
 

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I would try them if I had an engine problem like a stuck lifter. If it's running well I wouldn't bother throwing stuff in my engine just for fun. I hear lifter free is good stuff for cleaning the engine tho.
 

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Just use decent oil and change it regularly.
 
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