Most do nothing, some are worse.Diesel-Lover said:Are any of you using Teflon additive in the engine?
Which product or method of introduction are you using?
Read the marketing material on em, but the question is -
Any negatives to using it?
Cool, a new way to lighten your wallet!Diesel-Lover said:I was at the store the other day and noticed a Duraguard phram filter for the pilot (7 ish). It has teflon in it which is supposed to be flushed into the engine as one drives. I looked inside it and there was some type of jell in the filter. The dude at the autostore said that he is not sure if the teflon actually sticks to the walls but thought that it may help some just being suspended in the oil. I asked if it wouldn't just settle out in the oil pan, he said that there is enough mixing going on to keep it suspended.
I don't think it does any harm, but doubt it does any good.Pilot pilot said:I have used Slick50 in all my vehicles since the early 80's. I don't get better mpg or performance. What I get is lower engine temps. I became a believer this way.
Back in my earlier, more brave (or stupid) days, I towed a boat with a V8 Mustang. The thing had a lot of power for pulling but was always overheating on hills. I toyed with the idea of installing an engine oil cooler, but then thought I would try Slick50. It worked like a dream. On one trip the water pump failed but the car never over heated and I drove it home that way towing the boat!
I have always thought Slick50 would be perfect for VW Bug enthusiasts who always are fighting high temps. Instead of putting on extra air scoops they could just add Slick50.
BTW, I have never had an engine failure with Slick50 so I don't think it does any harm.
RPM at a given speed is fixed by the gear ratios, and will not change due to anything the oil can do.Diesel-Lover said:Observational update:
Been a week of daily driving with the pfte and the mob1. The car was quieter. I also noticed that it seemed to down shift a bit less than before over the same route.
Again no scientific data just personal observations. The RPMs while doing 71 on relatively flat highway was a hair under 2k (I had not looked at rpms before so can't say if this has been lowered).