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    Whilst doing some oil research at work I found some interesting comments on oil additives, from testing laboratories and engine manufacturers.

    Avco Lycoming, a major manufacturer of aircraft engines, states, We have tried every additive we could find on the market, and they are all worthless.

    Briggs and Stratton, renowned builders of some of the most durable engines in the world, says in their report on engine oil additives, They do not appear to offer any benefits.

    North Dakota State University conducted tests on oil additives and said in their report, The theory sounds good - the only problem is that the products simply don't work.

    And finally, Ed Hackett, chemist at the University of Nevada Desert Research Center, says, Oil additives should not be used. The oil companies have gone to great lengths to develop an additive pack age that meets the vehicle's requirements. If you add anything to this oil you may upset the balance and prevent the oil from performing to specification.


    Interesting read.

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    ....mmm.....interesting

    Is it not true that none of the oil manufacturers make any of the additives? They are all made by third party companies

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