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    Anyone use slick 50??

    used to use it on my 83 escort and my Dad's Ambassador (which ended up doing 140K before it died - and the first half of that was with an incorectly machined camshaft - but thats another story!) it seemed to work a treat.

    Forgot all about it and was talking about it to someone who has just put it in their C5 and was praising it. I thought because I still have not changed my oil it might be a good thing to put in at the same time?

    I open the floor for any comments!

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    I've also wondered whether it's worth using, or not. Never used it on any of my cars, but my Dad did many years ago on his! Also interested to hear any 'results'.

    When I did my oil change, as well as doing an engine flush I also ran an injector cleaner through the system. Thought it might be worth a go, couldn't see it causing any harm?

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    if youre using a decent quality oil there is no need whatsoever to use additional lubricants

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    Yep - just did a google search and came across some very interesting articles - basically as Andy says - use decent oil only

    In fact claims of Slick50 and other additives have been discounted

    http://www.skepdic.com/slick50.html

    I wont bother then!
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    Rich,

    I was going to slick 50 the beast, But when I read the handbook VX state that no additives were to be used at all..

    Must have their reasons??

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    Decent oil is a carefully prepared and designed chemical compound. By adding more chemicals to it you can seriously upset the balance and really upset the oil.

    Its the same with Redex etc for fuels.

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    I have heard that Slick 50 can cause "sludging" and blocked pipes, I'd never use it myself.............on older cars it could be that the tolerences were not so fine as modern cars so you would get away with it........just a thought

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    Andy is absolutely right. Put in the best oil for the car and you don't need additives. Advances in oil quality over the years have negated the need for these sort of additives. The likes of Slick 50 is still good for older very high mileage engines (offers just that bit more protection from initial startup and whilst cold, until oil pressure builds up, which will be slower on a high mileage/worn engine. Modern synthetic oils offer this protection as a design feature. That is another reason why you should renew it at the correct intervals). If you look after your car, you don't need it. HTH
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    I couldn't have put it better myself Garry

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    I used to use slick fifty, BUT vauxhall do not now recomend that you put any aditives in the engine as they recon they can cause more harm than good,i think i read it in my handbook,i thought i would mention it just in case it might make some truth???.

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