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Old 06-29-2015, 09:43 AM
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Has anyone used this additive before. I have and was going to add it to my GC.
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I tend to stay away from engine oil additives. The oil companies know what they are doing, and the manufacturers that have to back their products with warranties also know what they're doing. Turbo diesels are particularly sensitive to oil due to the pressures inherent in the engine and having to deal with soot. That's a sensitive balance to be playing chemist with. Sorry, no recommendation here!
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Re: Motor silk

That additive uses boron which is an anti wear additive and a buffer in chemistry. Few evidence to back up Borons use in engine oil, it's believed that boron tends to go out of suspension.

I'd be more interested in adding liqui moly MOS2 additive to Pennzoil Euro L and seeing the results. May try that next. MOS2 does have laboratory results to back up anti wear properties. Test was done by Argonne.

However, Mobil1 ESP 5W30 contains MOS2... And Boron!

If you buy a higher grade oil it contains many of these additives already.


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That additive uses boron which is an anti wear additive and a buffer in chemistry. Few evidence to back up Borons use in engine oil, it's believed that boron tends to go out of suspension.

I'd be more interested in adding liqui moly MOS2 additive to Pennzoil Euro L and seeing the results. May try that next. MOS2 does have laboratory results to back up anti wear properties. Test was done by Argonne.

However, Mobil1 ESP 5W30 contains MOS2... And Boron!

If you buy a higher grade oil it contains many of these additives already.


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Can you add Liqui Moly to diesel engine? I will check their website. Thanks.
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Can you add Liqui Moly to diesel engine? I will check their website. Thanks.
I would use it with Caution, I've used it before in the jeep. But apparently you can only use Euro L or the sky falls (many would have you believe, I'm not discrediting that, there's reasons).

Euro L doesn't contain MoS2 (molybdenum disulfide) but Mobil1 ESP does.

So you can run Mobil1 ESP 5W30 which meets FCA spec or pour in an additive that isn't "approved."


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Suitable for all commercial motor oils in petrol and diesel engines with and without diesel particulate filter (DPF). Tested safe with catalytic converters and turbochargers. Our dosage recommendation: add from 3 – 5 % to motor oil. For motorcycles with wet clutches, add maximum 2 % of the oil filling volume.
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Re: Motor silk

The manual says



The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition

of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to

the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and

its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.

Dunno, I wouldn't bother.


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